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Gender: F Meaning of Cara: "friend" Origin of Cara: Latin Cara's Popularity in 2013: #621

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Cara is a simple, sweet, Italian endearment that enjoyed its greatest popularity from the 1970s through the 1990s, reaching a high of Number 189 in 1977. Though it's still far from this spot, it enjoyed an upswing in popularity between 2012 and 2013.

In the Evelyn Waugh novel Brideshead Revisited, the Cara character is French.

Damon Wayans took the endearment aspect even further when he named his now-grown daughter Cara Mia.

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Famous People Named Cara

Cara Delevingne, British model & actress
Cara Nicole Gosselin (b. 2000), daughter of Jon & Kate Gosselin
Cara Mia Dianne Wayans (b. 1987), daughter of actor/comedian Damon Wayans
Means "face" in Spanish

Pop Culture References for the Name Cara

Cara, character in Teen Idol
Cara, character in the Divergent trilogy
Cara Coburn, character in "The Tomorrow People"
Cara Mia, song at the end of Portal 2

Caira, Carabel, Carabell, Carabelle, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caraleigh, Caralia, Caralie, Caranda, Carely, Caretta, Carey, Carina, Carine, Carrah, Carrie, Carry, Kara, Karina, Karine, Karra, Karrie, Karry

Cara's International Variations

Carra (Irish)