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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Kara

Kare-bear, Kara-beara, Ker, Kara-boo, Kar, Kat, Karzza, Karla, KaKa, Kaz, Kae, Kay, Kas, Kai, Karly/Karli

Meanings and history of the name Kara

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

Kara DioGuardi
Kara Swisher

Kara in song, story & screen

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)
Kara, one the three main android characters in the video game "Detroit: Become Human"

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