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Gender: Female Origin of Karla: German variation of Carla Meaning of Carla: Feminine variation of Carl Karla's Popularity in 2018: #626

The name Karla is a girl's name of German origin. Karla is ranked #626 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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Both Karla and Carla are sliding down the ranks, though Karla remains far more popular in the USA than Carla.

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Pop Culture References for the name Karla

Karlla, Karlitha, Karlinka, Karle, Karlon, Karila, Karlisia, Karlah, Karlene, Karrla, Karlisha, Karilla, Karlyn

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paulapuddephatt Says:


Carla looks prettier to me, and yet, Karlene and Karlie are so beautiful, and I prefer Karl to Carl for boys. I like Carly better than Carlie, but Karlie better than Karly...!

Hylian Wizard Says:


I like Karla more than Carla.

dae Says:


I love the name,but if i was to name my kid karla i would have it spelled like this karlah..

scblovesnames Says:


Either version is nice. I just think K names are more popular right now. I prefer the C beginning but I do like it with a K.

Lyra_Faith Says:


Sounds like a cool name for a teenager. Can see myself using this!