Kara Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kara:
Derived from the Italian cara (beloved, dear), which is from the Latin carus (beloved, dear).
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Kara - Meaning: Sweet melody. Origin: Irish
Meaning: One who is pure. Origin: Greek
Meaning: Precious one, beloved one, Cherished One. Origin: Italian
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Hilarious little tid-bit from the Scott family... Kara is now Joe's #1 pick for a little girl... BECAUSE of Super Girl. He's quite the comic afficionado.
Kara-lea is the name of my 16 year old, still love the nae, she just goes by kara but her friends call her kaz
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Kare-bear, Kara-beara, Ker, Kara-boo, Kar, Kat, Karzza, Karla, KaKa, Kaz
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Sometimes considered a derivative of Katherine, Greek in origin, meaning "pure." Also means "empty" in Japanese such as in karate 'empty hand' and karaoke 'empty orchestra'.
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Kara Thrace--a pilot whose call sign is Starbuck, one of the main characters in the 2004-2009 scifi show "Battlestar Galactica"
Kara, Supergirl's Kryptonian name (DC Comics)