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Gender: Female Origin of Carla: Feminine variation of Carl

The name Carla is a girl's name . Carla and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

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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.

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Carla J. McCarthy Says:


This is my name and I absolutely hate it! I've been going by Frida instead. Like my Idol, Frida Kahlo.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


This name is quite pretty.

Hailey Says:


I think most middle-aged Carlas in the US right now ARE that cranky, picky, slow, mean, unnerving woman. :-D I know 2 that are that same personality type!

Michaela Says:


Knew a horrible middle-aged woman named Carla. Cranky, picky, slow, mean, and unnerving woman. This name has been ruined for me.

scblovesnames Says:


Both variations are great. However I'll probably go with Carleigh instead. Carleigh gives the name a full look, in my opinion.

indiefendi2 Says:


I don't love Carla but it's clunky cool to me.

Saffron_Rice Says:


I love Carla - it is beautiful with a light and lyrical appeal yet strong at the same time.