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Girl Names Starting with Kar-

Kar- baby names and what they mean, with 46 results. Kar- names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names reached the top of their popularity 58 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.91%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.25%, DOWN 86.8%), with names such as Karli becoming less stylish. Karleigh (#1275) and Karmen (#1255) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, while Karner (TOP 16%) and Karber (29%) are conventional Kar- surnames.

Kar- names

Kara - Karinya | Karis - Karniela | Karol - Karys

Kara - Karinya

Cara and variants

Karry, Karrie1, Karra, Karine1, Karina1, Kara1, Karalee1
Var. of Cara. Root fr. Latin, Irish, Gaelic elements. "Beloved; friend." Kayra is also a slightly favored baby name.

Kara and variants

Kara2, var. Kary, Karrie2, Karri1, Karrah, Karita1, Karina2, Karine2, Karielle, Karie, Karianne, Karianna, Kariana, Kariann, Kari1, Karee, Karalynn, Karalyn1, Karalee2, Karalie, Karah
Stems fr. Latin element. "Beloved." Common as surnames. Compare Kara (UPPER 15%) and common -ara last names Kohara (UPPER 72%), Jara (3%).


Var. of Kerry. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Black." Usage of Kara as a children's name has declined circa the 1980s. See also Fara.

Karisha, Karaina
Forms of Ka-. Derivative of American element. .. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second .. Karaina and Karisha are unique as birth names.

Caroline and variants

Karolynne, Karolynn, Karolyne, Karolyna, Karolyn, Karoline, Karolinka, Karolina1, Karolin, Karlinka1, Karlina1, Karli1, Karlie1, Karlene, Karlena, Karlen, Karlein, Karla1, Karleen1, Karilynn, Karilyn, Karelyn, Karalynne, Karalyn2, Karalynna, Karaline, Karalina, Karaleena, Karaleen
Forms of Caroline. Stems fr. Old German element. "Free man." Common, with usage of 0.061% for Karaleen and variants as girls' names in 2018, but lower than 0.072% the year before.

Charis and variants

Karrisa, Karisse, Karissa, Karisa, Karis, Karas
Var. of Charis. From Greek word. "Grace." Used widely as girls' names, Karis, Karas, etc. are similar to the common Paris.

Karyne, Karrine, Karinne1, Karine3, Karene1, Kareen1
Var. of Corinne. Derived fr. Greek element. "Maiden." Karrine and variants are not in the Top 2000.

Carina and variants

Karita2, Karine4, Karina3, Karena1, Kareena1
Var. of Carina. Derived fr. Latin word. "Beloved." Usage of Karina as a girls' name has decreased since 1996.

Corinna and variants

Karynna, Karrina, Karrena, Karinne2, Karinna1, Karena2, Karenna, Kareena2
Var. of Corinna. Based on Greek. "Maiden." Karena is a commonplace (UPPER 76%) women's name.

Carol and variants

Karryll, Karryl, Karyll, Karyl, Karolina2, Karol, Karole, Karlotta, Karlote, Karlinka2, Karlina2, Karli2, Karlie2, Karleen2, Karla2, Kari2, Karel
Forms of Carol. Derived fr. Old German. "Free man." Usage of Kari, Karla, Karli and Karol as birth names has faded circa the 1940s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kar- names: Kara, Karah, Karan, Karel, Karen

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kar- names: Karena, Kari, Karie, Karin, Karina

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kar- names: Karis, Karisa, Karissa, Karla, Karleen

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kar- names: Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karol, Karole

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kar- names: Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn, Karon, Karren

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kar- names: Karri, Karrie, Kary, Karyl, Karyn

Karen and variants

Karen1, var. Karyn1, Karryn, Karrin1, Karren, Karon1, Karin1, Karna, Kari3, Karan
Based on Danish, Greek words. "Pure." Karen and forms grew in popularity during 1960-1969 and have become less conventional, with Karin becoming less fashionable.

Katherine and variants

Karynn1, Karyn2, Karrin2, Karri2, Karon2, Kari4, Karin2, Karena3, Karen2
Forms of Katherine. Origin fr. Greek. "Pure." Karen and variants were favored as baby names 6 decades ago and are now less popular, with Karin becoming somewhat dated.

Karynn2, Karyn3, Karrin3, Karri3, Karon3, Kari5, Karin3, Karena4, Karen3
Var. of Catherine. Derivative of Greek element. "Pure." Karen, Karena, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri and Karyn are more commonplace as children's names among the versions of Catherine.

Karenza, Karensa
Var. of Kerensa. Stems fr. Cornish word. "Love." Not in popularity charts.

Based on Arabic. "Virgin." Karida is rare as a birth name. See also Karima.

Karima, var. Karimah, Kareima, Kareemah, Kareema
Based on Arabic language. "Generous, giving." Kareema, Kareemah, Kareima and Karimah are more uncommon as children's names among the variant forms of Karima.


Root fr. Swedish, Greek words. "Pure." A moderately offbeat birth name, Karin occurs somewhat often as a surname. See also Karren.

Karina and variants

Karina4, var. Karyna, Karinne3, Karinna2, Karine5, Karin5, Karenah, Karene2, Karena5, Kareina, Kareena3, Kareen2
Derived fr. Scandinavian, Latin elements. "Beloved." Karin occurs regularly (UPPER 48%) as a surname.

Var. of Careen. Modern name .. Uncommon as a birth name, but Karine is comparable to the more common Karon. See also Karinne.

From Australian language. "Peaceful home." A rare baby name. See also Karaina.

Quick Reference

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

1. Kara - Karinya
Cara [Karry, Karra, Karrie, Karine, Karina, Karalee, ..], Kara [Kary, Karri, Karrie, Karrah, Karita, Karine, ..], Kerry [Kara], Ka- [Karisha, Karaina], Caroline [Karolyn, Karolynn, Karolyne, Karolyna, Karolynne, Karolinka, ..], Charis [Karis, Karas, Karisa, Karrisa, Karisse, Karissa], Corinne [Karyne, Karine, Karene, Kareen, Karrine, Karinne], Carina [Karita, Karine, Karina, Karena, Kareena], Corinna [Karynna, Karrina, Karrena, Karinne, Karinna, Karenna, ..], Carol [Karyl, Karryl, Karyll, Karole, Karryll, Karolina, ..], Karen [Karyn, Karon, Karna, Karryn, Karrin, Karren, ..], Katherine [Karyn, Karri, Karon, Karin, Karynn, Karrin, ..], Catherine [Karyn, Karri, Karon, Karin, Karynn, Karrin, ..], Kerensa [Karenza, Karensa], Karida, Karima [Karimah, Kareima, Kareema, Kareemah], Karin, Karina [Karin, Karyna, Karine, Karene, Karinne, Karinna, ..], Careen [Karine], Karinya

Karis, Carissa [Karisa, Karissa], Karisma, Charisma [Karisma], Karissa [Karisa, Karysa, Karess, Karyssa, Karessa], Carita [Karita], Charity [Karita], Karla [Karly, Karli, Karrla, Karlla, Karlie, Karley, ..], Carla [Karla, Karlla, Karlita], Charlotte [Karly, Karlyne, Karlota, Karline, Karlotte, Karlotta, ..], Carly [Karly, Karlye, Karlie, Karlyta, Karlita, Karline, ..], Carlene [Karlyn, Karlin, Karlynn, Karlina, Karlene, Karlena, ..], Karleen [Karlyn, Karlin, Karlen, Karline, Karlina, Karlene], Karlotta [Karlota, Karlotte], Karma, Carmen [Karmyn, Karmin, Karmia, Karmen, Karmita, Karmina, ..], Carmel [Karmen, Karmel, Karmela, Karmelit], Karmel [Karmelle], Karmen [Karmina], Carna [Karniela, Karnyella, Karniella]

Karol [Karole, Karolyne, Karoline, Karolina], Karolina [Karolyn, Karolynn, Karolyne, Karolyna, Karolynne, Karolinka, ..], Carolyn [Karolyn, Karolynn], Carson [Karson], Christian [Karsten], Carys [Karys]

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