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Kara

First Name
98k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Kara mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kara

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

Wiktionary

Variant of Cara.

  1. A female given name.

From Korean 加耶 (伽倻). The Middle Chinese pronunciation is thought to have been closer to Kaya, but /kaɾa/ (Kara) is thought to have been the oldest pronunciation.

  1. The language presumed to have been spoken by the Gaya confederacy in southern Korea, thought by some scholars to be attested from thirteen placenames.

From Sanskrit கர.

  1. The twenty-fifth year of the 60 year cycle of the Tamil calendar.

    Kara was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Kara

    Kara Hayward is an actress. Kara was born on November 17th, 1998.

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    Kara Tointon is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most active from 1994 to present. Kara was given the name Kara Louise Tointon on August 5th, 1983 in Basildon.

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    Kara Kennedy Allen was a professional board of directors member, housewife, television producer, board of directors, homemaker, and professionalboard of directorsmember. Kara was given the name Kara Anne Kennedy by her parents Ted Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy on February 27th, 1960 in Bronxville, New York, U.S. Kara is also known as Kara Kennedy Allen, Kennedy Kara Anne; Allen, and Kara. She left this life on September 16th, 2011.

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    Kara Walker is an artist in the fields of conceptual art, ascii art, painting, and printmaking. Kara was given the name Kara Elizabeth Walker on November 26th, 1969 in Stockton, California, U.S.

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    Kara Spears Hultgreen is a military person.

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    Kara Thrace is a fictional character. Kara is also known as Starbuck.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Kara

    Kara is a soccer player for the R.S.C. Anderlecht, Diambars FC, Tromsø IL, K.R.C. Genk, Senegal national under-23 football team, and Senegal national football team. Kara was born on November 11th, 1989 in Diasse, Senegal. Kara is also known as Kara.

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    Jasmine Kara is a pop music and soul music musician. Jasmine was given the name Jasmine Karolina Kara Khatib-Nia on June 23rd, 1988. Jasmine is also known as Khatib-Nia and Jasmine Karolina Kara (birth name).

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    Patricia Kara is an actress, model, tv personality, actor, and model (people). Her ongoing career started in 2000. Patricia was born on February 25th, 1972 in Chicago.

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    Anksa was born on March 24th, 1985 in Nkongsamba.

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    Siddharth Kara is an author, fellow - carr center for human rights policy at harvard university, and carr center for human rights policy. Siddharth was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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    Aytaç Kara is a soccer player for the Trabzonspor, Altay S.K., Eskişehirspor, Turkey national youth football team, Turkey national under-19 football team, and Turkey national under-20 football team. Aytaç was born on March 23rd, 1993 in Bornova, Turkey.

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    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 22 22 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 523 516 7
    1963 820 820 0
    1964 663 663 0
    1965 803 797 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 2,313 2,304 9
    1975 2,374 2,360 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 2,675 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 2,738 2,721 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 1,336 1,336 0
    2009 1,388 1,388 0
    2010 1,113 1,113 0
    2011 936 936 0
    2012 858 858 0
    2013 831 831 0
    2014 725 725 0
    2015 619 619 0
    2016 622 622 0

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    Popularity of Kara as a first name

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    Common last names for Kara

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Kara U.S.
      White 77.60% 64.26%
      African American 3.75% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.16% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.68% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.82% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Kara

    People with the last name Kara are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Kara

    • How Popular is the name Kara? Kara is the 647th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kara was the 20,322nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Kara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 98,339 babies born with the first name Kara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kara to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Kara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kara is Tuesday, August 20th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Kara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kara was in 1991 with a total of 3,279 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kara!
    • Random Kara Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kara ranks 61st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 24 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1989.
    • Weird things about the name Kara: Your name in reverse order is Arak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rkaa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Kara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,308 people with the last name Kara.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kara as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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