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Gender: Female Origin of Karla: German variation of Carla Meaning of Carla: Feminine variation of Carl Karla's Popularity in 2017: #557

The name Karla is a girl's name of German origin. Karla is ranked #557 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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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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Famous People Named Karla

Karla Patsy Crome, English actress
Karla Bonoff, American singer-songwriter
(Karla) Camila Cabello, Cuban-American singer-songwriter
Karla Olivares Souza, Mexican American actress
Karla Cheatham Mosley, American actress
Karla DeVito, American singer and actress
Karla Paula Ginteroy Henry, Filipino-Canadian beauty queen; Miss Earth 2008
Karla Miguelina Echenique, Dominican volleyball player
Karla Irene van der Boon, Dutch water polo player
Karla Diaz, Mexican rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Karla

Karla Bentham, character on British TV series Waterloo Road
Karla, character in book/film Once Is Not Enough
Karla, character in the novels of John le Carré
Karla-Heinrike Langer, character in anime Strike Witches
Karla the Zebra, character on animated series Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies

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


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!