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Karla

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10k Karli (American)
< 1k Karola (German)

How popular is the baby name Karla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 7 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 7 7 0
1919 5 5 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 5 5 0
1924 6 6 0
1925 10 10 0
1927 11 11 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 10 10 0
1931 19 19 0
1932 28 28 0
1933 32 32 0
1934 46 46 0
1935 38 38 0
1936 73 73 0
1937 81 81 0
1938 87 87 0
1939 122 122 0
1940 137 137 0
1941 148 148 0
1942 187 187 0
1943 218 218 0
1944 217 217 0
1945 319 319 0
1946 427 427 0
1947 504 504 0
1948 465 465 0
1949 480 480 0
1950 592 592 0
1951 722 722 0
1952 831 831 0
1953 939 939 0
1954 1,138 1,138 0
1955 1,203 1,203 0
1956 1,390 1,390 0
1957 1,530 1,530 0
1958 1,485 1,485 0
1959 1,639 1,634 5
1960 1,659 1,654 5
1961 1,881 1,872 9
1962 1,945 1,945 0
1963 2,009 2,009 0
1964 2,067 2,061 6
1965 1,814 1,804 10
1966 1,691 1,686 5
1967 1,646 1,646 0
1968 1,504 1,504 0
1969 1,540 1,535 5
1970 1,638 1,633 5
1971 1,427 1,419 8
1972 1,121 1,121 0
1973 1,115 1,109 6
1974 1,069 1,063 6
1975 1,014 1,014 0
1976 984 977 7
1977 1,005 1,000 5
1978 947 947 0
1979 1,091 1,080 11
1980 1,034 1,026 8
1981 992 985 7
1982 964 957 7
1983 944 938 6
1984 941 934 7
1985 913 901 12
1986 924 916 8
1987 874 865 9
1988 870 863 7
1989 984 966 18
1990 1,014 1,001 13
1991 1,098 1,087 11
1992 1,166 1,157 9
1993 1,206 1,195 11
1994 1,265 1,258 7
1995 1,190 1,182 8
1996 1,439 1,434 5
1997 1,477 1,469 8
1998 1,482 1,472 10
1999 1,615 1,609 6
2000 1,591 1,586 5
2001 1,698 1,698 0
2002 1,848 1,839 9
2003 1,783 1,778 5
2004 1,757 1,749 8
2005 1,713 1,713 0
2006 1,662 1,656 6
2007 1,580 1,580 0
2008 1,420 1,420 0
2009 1,120 1,114 6
2010 988 988 0
2011 908 908 0
2012 760 760 0
2013 646 646 0
2014 618 618 0
2015 610 610 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Karla baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,459 babies born with the name Karla in the United States. That's more than enough Karlas to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Karla" was in 1964 with a total of 2,061 babies. (That's a lot of baby Karlas)

According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Karla" ranks #47 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 36 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1957. Across the entire United States a total of 1,530 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 Karla popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Karla

The name "Karla" is of German origin, and it means "Feminine form of Karl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Karla Álvarez

Karla Álvarez is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1992 to 2013. Karla was born in 1972 as Karla Mercedes Alvarez Baez in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Karel Marquez

Karel was born in 1986 as Karla Ysabel Marquez Santos in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Karla

Karla Alvarez
Karla Martinez
Karla Mosley
Karla Souza
Karla Bonoff
Karla Colletto
Karla Devito
Karla Faye Tucker
Karla Homolka

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

L is for little, the little things you do.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

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

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Past life for Karla born Apr 8, 1957

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1000. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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