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Karla

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Feminine form of Karl
  • #688 All Time
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10k Karli (American)
< 1k Karola (German)

How popular is the 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 721 721 0
1952 833 833 0
1953 938 938 0
1954 1,138 1,138 0
1955 1,203 1,203 0
1956 1,390 1,390 0
1957 1,532 1,532 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 1,944 1,944 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 1,503 1,503 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 1,068 1,062 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 1,614 1,608 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 1,419 1,419 0
2009 1,120 1,114 6
2010 988 988 0
2011 908 908 0
2012 759 759 0
2013 646 646 0
2014 614 614 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Karla? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86,841 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 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Karla" ranks #89 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 41 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 2,009 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?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Karla in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

German

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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Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Alrak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rkala". 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 Karla born Jul 8, 1990

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 Ireland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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