Carla - girls name

Carla name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Carla name meaning:

The name Carla is of Italian origin and is a feminine form of the name Carl. It is derived from the Germanic word "karl," which means "free man" or "strong." As such, Carla carries the connotation of strength, independence, and freedom.

People named Carla are often seen as determined, ambitious, and capable individuals. They possess a strong sense of self and are not easily swayed by others' opinions. Carla's independence shines through in their ability to take charge and lead, often excelling in their chosen fields. They are known for their perseverance and dedication to achieving their goals.

Carla is a name that represents a powerful and free-spirited individual, someone who is not afraid to take risks and stand up for what they believe in. It embodies qualities of strength, resilience, and self-confidence, making it a fitting name for any girl ready to conquer the world and make her mark.

Origin: German

One who is strong.

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Overall UK ranking: 537 out of 5581

75 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (396)

Historical popularity of Carla

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