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Girl Names Starting with Car-

Car- baby names and what they mean, with 43 results. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1940-1949 (usage of 5.5%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.6%, 89%), with names like Carol becoming less in vogue. Carlee (#768) and Caroline (#62) are two of the more trendy girl names among these, while Carnley (top 10%) and Carls (16%) are common Car- surnames. Here is the list of Car- names for boys.

Car- names

Cara - Carissa | Carita - Carson | Carwen - Carys

Cara - Carissa

Kara and variantsCara1, Carina1, Carita1
Var. of Kara. Based on Latin. "Beloved." Carita (upper 70%), comparable to Calta (upper 49%), Carota (47%), is a common -ta suffix last name.

Cara and variantsCara2, var. Carabelle1, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralie, Caralia, Caralin, Caralyn, Caranda, Caretta, Carine1, Carina2, Carrie, Carry
Root fr. Latin, Irish, Gaelic elements. "Beloved; friend." Prominent, with usage of 0.032% for Cara and variants as girls' names in 2015, though lower than 0.036% the year before.

Carabelle2, var. Carabel, Carabell, Carrabelle
Root fr. Italian, Irish, Gaelic, Hebrew languages. "Beloved; friend; God's promise." Not in Top 2000.

Carden, var. Cardin, Cardon
Origin fr. Middle English element. "One who combs wool." Carden (top 3%), Cardin (6%) and Cardon (12%) occur often as surnames.

Careen, var. Carreen
Modern name .. Careen and Carreen are not often adopted as girls' names.

Catherine and variantsCaren1, Cari1, Carin1, Caron1, Caronne1, Carri1, Carren1, Carrin1, Carron1, Caryn1, Carynn1
Forms of Catherine. From Greek word. "Pure." Usage of Cari and Caryn as children's names has trended downward circa the 1960s.

Caren2, Cari2, Carin2, Caron2, Caronne2, Carri2, Carren2, Carrin2, Carron2, Caryn2, Carynn2
Forms of Katherine. Based on Greek word. "Pure." Caron (upper 2%), Carron (9%), Caren (48%), Carin (64%) and Cari (64%) exist often as surnames.

Karen and variantsCaren3, Carin3, Caron3, Caronn, Carren3, Carron3, Carrin3, Carryn, Caryn3, Carynn3, Carynne1
Forms of Karen. Stems fr. Danish, Greek. "Pure." Less widespread today. Caryn was the version last appearing (1994) in the Top 2000.

Charis and variantsCaressa1, Carisa1, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa1
Var. of Charis. Derivative of Greek language. "Grace." Carisa is a prevalent (upper 68%) female name, whereas Caressa, Carisia, Carisse and Carrissa are irregularly used.

Caresse, var. Caress, Caressa2, Carressa
Root fr. French language. "Tender touch." Carse and Ceresse are creative variations.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Car- names: Cara, Caren, Carey, Cari, Caridad

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Car- names: Carin, Carina, Carisa, Carissa, Caron

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Car- names: Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary, Caryn

Carey and variantsCarey, var. Carrey, Cary
Derived fr. Gaelic. "Love." Carey (top 1%), Carrey (50%) and Cary (2%) occur frequently as last names.

Var. of Ceridwen. Based on Welsh. "Fair, blessed poetry." Adoption of Cari soared 45 years ago, but now, Cari has become somewhat outmoded. See also Cadi.

Derived fr. Gaelic element. "Love." Cari is a frequently occurring (upper 25%) feminine name, and appears regularly (upper 64%) as a surname. See also Caro.

Charity and variantsCaridad, Caridade, Carissa1, Carita2
Var. of Charity. Based on Latin element. "Dear, beloved." Caridad (top 45%) and Carita (70%) appear frequently as last names.

Carina and variantsCarina3, var. Careena, Caren4, Carena, Carenna, Cariana, Carine2, Carin4, Carinna1, Carrina, Carita3
Stems fr. Latin element. "Beloved." Caren, Carin, Carina and Carita are more popular as baby names among these variations.

Carine3, Carinna2, Carinne1, Carynna, Carynne2
Var. of Corinna. Derived fr. Greek word. "Maiden." Rare as baby names, but Carine, Carynna, etc. are similar to the more common Carline.

Carinne2, Carrine
Var. of Corinne. Stems fr. Greek language. "Maiden." Carinne and Carrine were not among 2015's Top names.

.. an idyllic region of Austria. Carinthia is not in the Top 2000. See also Corinthia.

Var. of Charisma. Derived fr. Greek word. "Blessing." Rare. Carisma is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Carisia.

Carissa and variantsCarissa2, var. Caresa, Caressa3, Caris, Carisa2, Carrisa, Carrissa2
Derived fr. Latin, Greek words. "Beloved; grace." Carissa and variants became less trendy last year, falling -21 rankings as birth names with Carissa dropping the most.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Car- names for girls.

1. Cara - Carissa
Kara [Cara, Carina, Carita], Cara [Carry, Carina, Carine, Carrie, Caranda, Caretta, ..], Carabelle [Carabel, Carabell, Carrabelle], Carden [Cardin, Cardon], Careen [Carreen], Catherine [Carri, Caryn, Carren, Carron, Carynn, Carrin, ..], Katherine [Carri, Caryn, Carren, Carron, Carynn, Carrin, ..], Karen [Caryn, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Carynn, Carynne, ..], Charis [Carisa, Caressa, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa], Caresse [Caress, Caressa, Carressa], Carey [Cary, Carrey], Ceridwen [Cari], Cari, Charity [Carita, Caridad, Carissa, Caridade], Carina [Carin, Carita, Carine, Cariana, Carinna, Carrina, ..], Corinna [Carine, Carinna, Carinne, Carynna, Carynne], Corinne [Carinne, Carrine], Carinthia, Charisma [Carisma], Carissa [Caris, Caresa, Carisa, Carrisa, Caressa, Carrissa]

Carita [Caritta], Carla [Carly, Carlyn, Carlyjo, Carlyse, Carlonda, Carlreca, ..], Charlotte [Carly, Carlie, Carline, Carlyne, Carlota, Carlotta, ..], Carlene [Carlyn, Carlen, Carlena, Carlina, Carline, Carlenna, ..], Carlin [Carling], Carlotta [Carlota], Carly [Carlie, Carlye, Carlyne, Carline, Carlita, Carlyta, ..], Carmel [Carmy, Carmit, Carmine, Carmiya, Carmina, Carmisha, ..], Carmen [Carmon, Carmita, Carmine, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carmyta, ..], Carna [Carniela, Carniella, Carnyella], Carnation, Carol [Cary, Carry, Caryl, Caryll, Caryle, Carrolyn, ..], Carolina, Caroline [Cary, Carri, Carry, Carrie, Carollyn, Carrolyn, ..], Carolyn [Carrie, Carylon, Caroyln, Carolien, Carolynn], Caron [Caren, Carin, Carren, Carron, Caronwen], Carondelet [Carondalay, Carondella], Carrie [Cary, Carie, Carri, Carry, Carree, Carrey, ..], Carrington [Carington], Carson

Carwen, Caryl, Carys [Caris]

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