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Kara

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: Dear
  • #641 All Time
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3k Karah (American)

How popular is the name "Kara" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1896 5 5 0
1915 6 0 6
1916 6 0 6
1919 7 7 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 8 8 0
1934 6 6 0
1935 8 8 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 15 15 0
1938 13 13 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 24 24 0
1943 17 17 0
1944 20 20 0
1945 19 19 0
1946 25 25 0
1947 40 40 0
1948 26 26 0
1949 23 23 0
1950 32 32 0
1951 40 40 0
1952 40 40 0
1953 54 54 0
1954 59 53 6
1955 88 83 5
1956 116 116 0
1957 92 92 0
1958 122 122 0
1959 111 111 0
1960 135 135 0
1961 319 319 0
1962 524 517 7
1963 819 819 0
1964 663 663 0
1965 804 798 6
1966 581 581 0
1967 957 951 6
1968 914 909 5
1969 1,362 1,355 7
1970 1,510 1,502 8
1971 1,476 1,471 5
1972 1,462 1,456 6
1973 1,629 1,629 0
1974 2,314 2,305 9
1975 2,375 2,361 14
1976 2,044 2,036 8
1977 2,427 2,416 11
1978 2,291 2,291 0
1979 2,314 2,302 12
1980 2,458 2,445 13
1981 2,445 2,437 8
1982 2,675 2,662 13
1983 2,731 2,714 17
1984 2,863 2,855 8 #95 girl name
1985 2,824 2,811 13 #98 girl name
1986 2,736 2,719 17
1987 2,712 2,699 13
1988 3,045 3,039 6 #95 girl name
1989 3,135 3,120 15
1990 3,041 3,036 5
1991 3,279 3,279 0
1992 2,935 2,930 5
1993 2,527 2,527 0
1994 2,385 2,376 9
1995 2,148 2,148 0
1996 1,909 1,909 0
1997 1,912 1,907 5
1998 1,712 1,712 0
1999 1,686 1,686 0
2000 1,648 1,648 0
2001 1,474 1,474 0
2002 1,401 1,401 0
2003 1,357 1,357 0
2004 1,291 1,283 8
2005 1,225 1,225 0
2006 1,191 1,191 0
2007 1,170 1,170 0
2008 1,333 1,333 0
2009 1,387 1,387 0
2010 1,112 1,112 0
2011 934 934 0
2012 856 856 0
2013 831 831 0
2014 723 723 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Kara? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,093 babies born with the name Kara in the United States. That's more than enough Karas to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kara" was in 1991 with a total of 3,279 babies. (That's a lot of baby Karas)

According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kara" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 16 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1970. Across the entire United States a total of 1,510 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Kara popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kara" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kara as well as things modernly associated with the name Kara such as celebrities named Kara.

Italian

Origin and Meaning of Kara

The name "Kara" is of Italian origin, and it means "Dear". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon is an actress and model. Kara was born in 1983 as Kara Louise Tointon in Basildon, Essex, England.

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Kara Monaco

Kara Monaco is a playboy playmate . Kara was born in 1983 in Lakeland, Florida.

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Kara Hoffman

Kara was born in 2002.

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Kara Williamson

Kara Williamson is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Kara was born in 1979 as Kara Williamson.

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Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Arak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aark". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kara born Jun 27, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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