Kara Name Meaning & Origin

Kara

Pronunciation: KAH-rə, KA-rə (key)

Origin of the name Kara:

Derived from the Italian cara (beloved, dear), which is from the Latin carus (beloved, dear).

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Comments and insights on the name Kara: | Edit

Kara - Meaning: Sweet melody. Origin: Irish
Meaning: One who is pure. Origin: Greek
Meaning: Precious one, beloved one, Cherished One. Origin: Italian

Personal experiences with the name Kara: | Edit

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

Nicknames for Kara: | Edit

Kare-bear, Kara-beara, Ker, Kara-boo, Kar, Kat, Karzza, Karla, KaKa, Kaz

Meanings and history of the name Kara: | Edit

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'.

Famous real-life people named Kara: | Edit

Kara DioGuardi
Kara Swisher

Kara in song, story & screen: | Edit

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)

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