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Gender: F Origin of Kara: Norse mythology name Meaning of Cara: Latin, "dear"; Irish, "friend"; Spanish/Portuguese "face" Kara's Popularity in 2016: #498

The name Kara is a girl's name of Irish, Latin, Norse origin. Kara is ranked #498 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Kool K Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

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A name that peaked in the 1980s, Kara fell out of the top 500 in 2015 but returned in 2016. Still, it remains more popular than the Cara variant. In Norse mythology, was a Valkyrie, lover of Helgi, who charmed his enemies in battle by enchanting them with song.

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Famous People Named Kara

Kara Hayward, American actress
Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi, American singer-songwriter
Kara Elizabeth Drew aka Cherry, American pro wrestler
Kara Janét Edwards, American voice actress and radio personality
Kara Lord, Miss Guyana Universe 2011
Kara Louise Tointon, English actress
Kara Walker, American collage artist
Kara Lynn Lindsay, American actress
Kara Killmer, American actress
Kara Janx, South African Project Runway contestant
Kara Saun, American Project Runway contestant

Pop Culture References for the name Kara

Kara Thrace aka Starbuck, main character on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
Kara Danvers aka Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl, Superman's cousin
Kara Bannister, character in movie "The Dog Who Saved Christmas"
Kara Leary, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
Kara Souders, character on TV's "The Red Band Society"
Kara, Barbie doll character
Kara the Jungle Princess, character in Exciting Comics
Kara Tatiana "KT", character in TV's "House of Anubis"

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