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Gender: Female Origin of Carla: Feminine variation of Carl Carla's Popularity in 2017: #956

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.

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Famous People Named Carla

Carla Bruni, singer, actress, former model and former French First Lady
Carla Gugino, American actress
Carla Green, American rapper
Carla Jeffrey, American actress; twin brother Carlon Jeffrey
Carla Paolina Gallo, American actress
Carla Crombie, Spanish model

Pop Culture References for the name Carla

Carla Tortelli, a main character on the sitcom "Cheers"
Carla Espinoza-Turk, a character on the sitcom "Scrubs"
Carla Radames, character in the game Resident Evil 6
Carla Dean, from the movie "Enemy of the State"
Carla Purty, from movie "The Nutty Professor"
Carla Grunwald, character in ABC's "Ravenswood" & "Pretty Little Liars"
Carla Connor, character on ITV soap "Coronation Street"
Carla Tannhauser, character on TV's "The Flash"
Carla Santini, character from movie and novel "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"


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.