Meaning and Origin of the Name Carla

The name Carla, in its English origin is derived from the masculine names Carl, Carlo, or Charles. The meaning of Carla in English as well as other languages, is “feminine manly” because of the masculine names it comes from.

Variations of Carla

Variations of the name are Carly,Carley,Charlene,Carol,Charlotte,Karla,or Karlee. Another older form of Carla is Charlemagne, a historically popular European name. Although modern definitions of the meaning of Carla are more endearing like “little and womanly”.

Famous People

Famous women named Carla include American Chef Carla Hall and Carla Bruni,(Italian and French)singer, model, and wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Popularity of the Name

The name seems to have fallen off the popularity charts in England and Wales since the last century. While the popularity of Carla has never topped the charts, it seems increasingly less popular in the U.K. than it is in other parts of the world.

Also while having a rank of 449th in 2011, the name Carla has not received a rank number in England or Wales since.

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