The name Carla is a girl's name . Carla is ranked #956 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
While Charlotte and Caroline are considered stylish and classic members of the Charles family, this somewhat severe Germanic form is fading. It reached its apex at Number 76 in 1965.