Spelling variation of Cara or Norse mythology name
"wild stormy one"

Kara Origin and Meaning

The name Kara is a girl's name of Irish, Latin, Scandinavian origin meaning "wild stormy one".

Kara and the soundalike (though not necessarily related) Cara are among the most multi-cultural names around. Cara has roots in Latin, Italian, Irish, Spanish, and Portuguese, and Kara can be viewed as simply as K-starting version of Cara. But Kara is also uniquely a Norse mythology name, drawn from the name of a valkyrie meaning "wild stormy one".. Kara was a Valkyrie, lover of Helgi, who charmed his enemies in battle by enchanting them with song. Both Cara and Kara peaked in the 1980s but Kara remains more popular than the Cara variant.

# 874 in the US

Kara Rank in US Top 1000

# 319 on Nameberry

Kara Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Kara Popularity

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Kara in Pop Culture

  • Kara Thrace aka Starbuckmain character on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
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  • Kara Souderscharacter on TV's "The Red Band Society"
  • KaraBarbie doll character
  • Kara the Jungle Princesscharacter in Exciting Comics
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