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Cara Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cara is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Cara is "clear".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "friend".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 672  in baby name popularity for girls with 421 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Cara Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Cara has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Cara to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Cara include Kara.

The name Carina is a form of Cara.

Cara has the diminutive (nickname) Carita.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cara in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cara.

Just for fun, see the name Cara in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cara in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.