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Kara

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

How popular is the baby 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 913 908 5
1969 1,363 1,356 7
1970 1,510 1,502 8
1971 1,475 1,470 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 2,290 2,290 0
1979 2,312 2,300 12
1980 2,458 2,445 13
1981 2,445 2,437 8
1982 2,676 2,663 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 2,737 2,720 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 1,335 1,335 0
2009 1,387 1,387 0
2010 1,112 1,112 0
2011 935 935 0
2012 857 857 0
2013 831 831 0
2014 724 724 0
2015 615 615 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Kara baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,711 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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kara" ranks #82 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 20 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 3,045 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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Kara

Kara Bosworth
Kara Goucher
Kara Keough
Kara No Kyoukai
Kara Para Ask
Kara Hayward
Kara Lawson
Kara Stein
Kara Swisher
Kara Walker

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for relax, you know how!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Arak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arak". 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 Apr 12, 1928

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 Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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