Carla Name Meaning & Origin

Carla

Pronunciation: KAHR-lə (key)

Origin of the name Carla:

A feminine form of Carl and Charles, both of which are derived from the Old English ceorl (man, freeman, peasant). Var: Karla. Pet: Carley, Carli, Carly, Karley, Karli, Karly.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Carla and Clara are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Carla: | Edit

This is my name, I like it because it isn't very common, and because I'm named after my dear and wonderful father, Carlos. But the tyranny of the "K" has altered my quality of life. The past fifteen years, whenever I give my name for paperwork purposes, I have to say "Carla with a C." Drives me nuts.

This was my sisters name before she passed away at the age of 3 1/2. It suited her well and was a lovely kids name which I think would have grown up nicely along with her had she had the chance to do so.

Nicknames for Carla: | Edit

Carrie
Arla
Carly

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Famous real-life people named Carla: | Edit

Carla Bruni (model, singer, French first lady)
Carla Gugino (actor, Spy Kids movies, Sin City)
Carla Morrison (singer)

Carla in song, story & screen: | Edit

Carla was the waitress in the t.v. show Cheers.
Carla Espinosa, nurse from Scrubs.
Carla Jaeger, mother of Eren Jaeger, the main protagonist in the anime Attack On Titan
Carla was the Draper household maid in Mad Men.

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