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since 1880
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116
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carla

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  1. A female given name borrowed from Italian or German.

Carla was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Carla

Carla Gugino is an actress. She was most active from 1988 to present. Carla was born on August 29th, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida, U.S.

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Carla Lane is a writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1969. Carla was given the name Romana Barrack on August 5th, 1937 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

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Carla Bruni Sarkozy is a singer-songwriter, model, actress, and model (people). Carla was given the name Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi on December 23rd, 1967 in Turin.

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Carla Gallo is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Carla was born on June 24th, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Carla was born on October 10th, 1987 in Torrance, California.

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Carla was born on September 3rd, 1988 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carla

Babe and Carla Hemlock is a in the field of visual arts by indigenous peoples of the americas. Babe was given the name Donald Hemlock and Carla in 1961. Babe is also known as Donald Hemlock.

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Carla is an athlete for the São José Esporte Clube (women).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1890 5 5 0
1892 6 6 0
1900 5 5 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 5 5 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 10 10 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 17 17 0
1912 5 5 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 17 17 0
1915 23 23 0
1916 21 21 0
1917 20 20 0
1918 31 31 0
1919 16 16 0
1920 26 26 0
1921 29 29 0
1922 19 19 0
1923 30 30 0
1924 36 36 0
1925 39 39 0
1926 72 72 0
1927 82 82 0
1928 93 93 0
1929 124 124 0
1930 152 152 0
1931 165 165 0
1932 197 197 0
1933 175 175 0
1934 200 200 0
1935 214 214 0
1936 244 244 0
1937 256 256 0
1938 311 311 0
1939 347 347 0
1940 440 440 0
1941 455 455 0
1942 554 554 0
1943 642 642 0
1944 722 722 0
1945 862 862 0
1946 1,207 1,201 6
1947 1,574 1,569 5
1948 1,542 1,542 0
1949 1,498 1,498 0
1950 1,752 1,752 0
1951 2,174 2,174 0
1952 2,570 2,565 5
1953 2,766 2,759 7
1954 2,899 2,890 9
1955 3,073 3,066 7
1956 3,324 3,317 7
1957 3,473 3,465 8
1958 3,513 3,505 8
1959 3,942 3,935 7
1960 4,383 4,375 8
1961 5,828 5,816 12 #77 girl name
1962 5,826 5,818 8 #78 girl name
1963 5,279 5,267 12 #82 girl name
1964 5,379 5,371 8 #78 girl name
1965 4,794 4,780 14 #76 girl name
1966 4,524 4,507 17 #77 girl name
1967 4,203 4,184 19 #82 girl name
1968 3,828 3,813 15 #91 girl name
1969 3,971 3,965 6 #91 girl name
1970 4,230 4,214 16 #94 girl name
1971 3,568 3,558 10
1972 3,089 3,082 7
1973 2,695 2,687 8
1974 2,583 2,573 10
1975 2,324 2,314 10
1976 2,263 2,250 13
1977 2,106 2,098 8
1978 2,108 2,101 7
1979 1,980 1,971 9
1980 1,842 1,830 12
1981 1,802 1,788 14
1982 1,769 1,757 12
1983 1,543 1,530 13
1984 1,466 1,454 12
1985 1,406 1,395 11
1986 1,355 1,344 11
1987 1,208 1,198 10
1988 1,087 1,087 0
1989 1,075 1,066 9
1990 1,098 1,091 7
1991 1,019 1,009 10
1992 1,020 1,013 7
1993 882 882 0
1994 804 798 6
1995 769 764 5
1996 768 768 0
1997 725 725 0
1998 668 668 0
1999 678 678 0
2000 706 706 0
2001 673 673 0
2002 763 763 0
2003 648 648 0
2004 629 629 0
2005 584 584 0
2006 610 610 0
2007 579 579 0
2008 529 529 0
2009 439 439 0
2010 366 366 0
2011 368 368 0
2012 369 369 0
2013 300 300 0
2014 320 320 0
2015 317 317 0
2016 323 323 0
2017 274 274 0

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Popularity of Carla as a first name

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Common last names for Carla

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Wright
  • Walker
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  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carla U.S.
  White 46.55% 64.26%
  African American 6.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 35.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carla

People with the last name Carla are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Carla

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  • How Popular is the name Carla? Carla is the 485th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carla was the 143,149th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 148,771 babies born with the first name Carla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carla to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carla is Wednesday, January 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Carla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carla was in 1962 with a total of 5,818 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carla!
  • Random Carla Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carla ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 54 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Carla: Your name in reverse order is Alrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acrla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 116 people with the last name Carla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carla? Carla is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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