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Carla Meaning


What does Carla mean?

The name Carla is of German, English and Italian origin.

The meaning of Carla is "free man, strong".

Carla is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Car-la.

The Given Name Carla

Carla is a form of Carl. See Carl for further details.

Carla is good for parents who want a name that is simple and valiant.

This great little girl name has a natural brilliance.

Although unique, your little appealing Carla, is sure to make it a memorable one.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Carla Bruni.

Carla Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,022 in baby name popularity for girls with 252 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 953 in baby name popularity for girls with 276 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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

Carla Related Names

Carla is a form of Carl.

The name Karla is a form of Carla.

Carla has the diminutive (nickname) Carlin.

Famous Carlas

  • Carla ~ 1 hurricane, 1 storm
  • Carla Bruni ~ Actress

Carla Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Carla.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Carla are often graceful and popular but most of all they are read more >>

Carla Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Carla.

Just for fun, see the name Carla 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 Carla in Nautical Flags page.