Beloved, Friend

Cara Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \kar-uh\
Number in U.S 👶 52,000
Rate in 2021 1696
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Latin

Meaning of Cara

"Cara" is a popular name for girls that has Latin origin. Meaning of the name Cara is: "Beloved, Friend".

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9/21/2022 8:08:08 PM

i love my name!i dont know anyone else with it and most people i know dont either!its unique and i love telling people it!as it is inter'sting, cute and special!

9/12/2022 8:25:16 PM

Hi! We are from Norway and are expecting our third child in March 2021. If It's a girl her name will be Cara Elise. Very unusual name in Norway, only 16 people who got this name. It's lovely!

8/27/2022 7:22:12 AM

my name is cara, pronounced (care-uh), i have never met anyone with the'same name as me. my whole first name is Cara-Lynn, but i say cara. my name is beautiful and it makes me feel proud of it, but people try to put me down because of it. i dont listen'to them because my name is the best ever.

8/19/2022 11:47:42 AM

My sisters name. She is strong but fun and caring. One of my favorite names.

8/16/2022 6:56:06 AM

i love my name.ive never met anybody else named cara,alot of people mispronounce it as kay-ra.its got a cool meaning and is really different.its pronounced car-a.and alot of people spell it with a k.

8/9/2022 4:44:42 AM

Hi - you guessed it - my name is "Cara". I pronounce the name the way it would rhyme with "Sara". Anything else, I too, find annoying. I think there's some sort of "rule" regarding common usage of a word - maybe it applies to names too... It'says that the pronounciation is that which is most commonly used... If all true - then I think the Caras (with a C) take precedent over etymology. IMHO

8/2/2022 10:47:24 AM

beautiful name and the meaning is gorgeous as it means the following darling, beloved one, friend and dI'mond a perfect name for a perfect baby girl! xx caite xx

7/17/2022 3:03:54 PM

I named my daughter Cara "Cah-rah" (Scottish) because it meant "friend" in Gaelic. I am Scottish but live in Canada, where most people call her Care-uh, which doesn't sound the'same but only because of the different accent. She truly is my best "friend".

7/11/2022 4:25:48 AM

I know no one named Cara but I adore this name! I hope to name my daughter this someday! I love this name and with a K(PLEASE ANYONE WITH THE NAME KARA PLEASE DON'T GET MAD AT ME) is way to powerful. With the C It'sounds graceful, kind, and innocent!!!

7/10/2022 4:38:24 AM

hi im cara or cara-jane, its pronounced car-rah, i like it loads when i was 12 i started to learn latin and although It'says it means beleoved it was dear aas in the beginning of a letter, through out my secondary school years i had issues with a boy who had special needs he chose to attach himself to me becasue of my name. i offten get my nick name of Caz. i know no-one with the'same name as me and i like that however i gets confusiong at school cos my best friends are claire, clara, sara, sarah and kim. i remember going to berlin and there is a resteraunt called CARA, near postamerplatz i recomend it i just had to keep the'servet, :)

7/8/2022 5:58:30 AM

YUP!!!..YADIRA is my name too. I was named after my grandma who is from COSTA RICA...people just call me JOTTI or Yadi for short..some people call me love my name and i have only meet one other person with this name..

7/5/2022 11:10:48 AM

my name is cara and i've nerver heard it prounnouced the right way before. it gets so anoying!!! but i totally love my name!!

6/4/2022 12:12:00 PM

We named our baby daughter Kaylie, she was born last summer. We live in sweden as far as we know thereıs only 1 other person in Sweden with the'same name and spelling.

6/2/2022 8:02:42 AM

my name is Cara Hart. people pronounce my name care-uh too. some people specifically call me caro syrup

5/9/2022 10:14:06 PM

My name is Cara, and i was reading a sentence in Welsh and it had the word 'cara' so i thought that was odd that i hadn't heard that... i thought maybe it was a typing mistake, so i looked it up and It's a form of 'Caru' meaning love in Welsh!

5/3/2022 10:41:06 AM

i've never met another kara with a k, It's always spelled with a c.

4/23/2022 2:36:54 PM

I was looking up this name, since I plan to give my daughter an Italian name. I can't understand why people get mad when someone correctly pronounces the name though. If my parents had insisted that my name was Jessica pronounced Ju-see-kay, I couldn't very well get upset over'someone saying it the right way. Why get up in arms if people say Car-uh? It is the way it was pronounced in Italy and Ireland after all. I will have to rethink my baby name if my child would be called Care-uh, so is that how most westerners say the name? Or can I continue on with my decision knowing that most people know how to say it the right way?

4/22/2022 4:39:18 PM

My name is spelt Caragh, its the proper gaelic spelling of the name, its pronounced the'same way, but its just a bit more unusual than "cara"

3/28/2022 10:00:36 AM

My name is Cara. Pronounced "Car-uh" I have grown to love my name as i've gotten older. Growning up I was constantly called care-uh from people that didn't know any better. I was to embarrased by my unique name to correct people. Never meeting anyone else with the'same pronounciation of the name Cara, i've really come to love my name.

3/26/2022 12:15:36 PM

this is my best friend's name i think tis quite awesome

3/12/2022 11:32:24 AM

When my son Scott got married 2 years into his marriage he had a son and named him Scott. Now in my family there is my son Scott a in my family there is my son Scott and his son Scott Jr.

2/16/2022 11:54:00 PM

im called Cara and i pronounce it like a Car than Ra. i get it pronounced wrong sometimes and if people dont listen'to me properly they like to call me carla or tara. that annoys me!! and i always have to say its spelt with a C not a K! anyway i love the name cara i think its nice and i wouldnt wanna wish for a different name. and i cannot beli've there are so many other caras!! ive only heard of 3 othe's in my school/college. its weird for loads of people to have my name i dont like it. haha

2/8/2022 4:32:06 AM

I'm Cara with a "C" and pronounce it care-uh. I never met anyone named Cara with a C growing up and still don't personally know anyone with the'same name as me. I like having a name that is just unique enough to make me feel special...and not a cumbersome name that no one has. I too, remember checking the personalized items at stores and being both frustrated and elated that my name was never featured on anything. My grandmother once had to special order pencils with my name on it. Haha, I love being a Cara!

1/26/2022 2:41:24 AM

LOL i juss wana say that my name is Cara Lynn tOo!! thats freaky. hehehehe. it gets pronounced lots of ways, ive even had Cora ? LOL But Cara Mia would be nice tOo. xx mwah mwah xx CAWA <--nickname 2770

1/15/2022 1:20:24 AM

I was named Carol but I changed my name to Cara for short and I love it, and some people say what a beautiful name.

11/23/2021 9:37:12 PM

My little girl is called Cara. I named her after an island on the West coast of Scotland near Gigha and Islay. The Island is off Kintyre where a lot of girls are called Cara . Most people think its spelt with a K. Most have never ,ever heard of the island-so I quite like that. I love her name and I love the fact it means beloved and has gaelic origins

11/7/2021 7:35:42 AM

I love the name Cara It's one of my favorite names. I pronounce it Care-a. I don't like It'spelled with a K. I feel like K ruins the name Cara. And it annoys me that most people spell it Kara. I love It'spelled Cara and think It'should be spelled with a C. It's a beautiful name.

10/15/2021 1:20:24 PM

My name's Cara, pronounced Care-a... I love my name, really. I'm the only one in my school named that, and I have yet to meet one with the'same name (except my lovely dentist ;D).It's just different, and I think It's quite beautiful in It's own I'm-a-short-name way...

10/7/2021 1:11:24 PM

My name is Cara and it is pronounce the Italian/Gaelic way, as my heritage traces back to Ireland and Italy it is not surprising that my parents pronounced it that way. For the longest time that was the only way I had ever heard it pronounced. Now I hear the other pronunciation more, and It's fascinating to me, because when people ask why I pronounce it "wrong" I tell them that Cara (car-a) means dear in Italian and friend in Gaelic they seem surprised that their name is actually a word. I like it, but then again I wanted to name one of my children Winter, so word names work for me.

10/3/2021 11:17:06 AM

my name is cara but it is spelt strangly it is spelt carragh and lots of people see my name and pronounce it carag or crag or crar i could go on for ever but her's no point

9/29/2021 5:43:12 AM

My name is Cara pronounced Care-uh. Many people call me CAR-UH and it makes me really mad because people with the name tara dont pronounce it TAR-uh.

9/15/2021 10:29:24 AM

I am named Cara (Car-uh) and it is OK. I ALWAYS get people calling me care-uh. I'm not a huge fan, but atleast it is not something ridiculously popular, which totally wouldn't fit me at all. Luckily i've been able to name my kids off-beat names. :o)

9/3/2021 11:04:30 PM

My name is Cara, pronounced Care-a. I live my name, I liked not knowing anyone when I was little named Cara, except for one girl who I didn't really know but she'spelled it with a K.

8/31/2021 2:39:36 AM

People seem to be divided about how Cara should be pronouce: Kar-ra, or Care-ra...any pronounciation or name expert care to comment?

8/20/2021 10:21:18 PM

My name is also Cara and i pronounce it Care-a! MY teache's all called me car-a which is annoying. I'met two people with the name Cara, but they spelt it with a K. I like my name because it is unique and nobody else has it, its different. ;] And people are constantly spelling my name wrong but now thell remmeber me!!! lol

7/28/2021 4:12:18 PM

I have met many people that'spell Cara the'same way as I, but pronounce it care-a. However my name is pronounced "CAR"a. It is quite annoying that most of the population thinks my name is care-a. It's even more frustrating when people try to tell me my name'should be spelled with a K... boo.

7/21/2021 3:50:42 PM

I love my name and think it is very feminine and sweet. My mom is Scottish, my dad American, and I live in Texas, and according to both of them the proper Gaelic pronunciation of my name is Care-uh, but most people pronounce it Car-uh. This drives me bonkers as I think Car-uh becomes affected and loses the'softness of Care-uh. I also often get asked if It's short for Caroline - It's not. And EVERYBODY spells it with a K, which is annoying but at the'same time nice because every time I correct someone I smile a little and think how my C is unique. I actually found a stamp with "Cara" on it in the craft store once when I was little, and remember being elated. Overall, though, It's the unique name that everybody wants for their child while still being refined and classic, no weird spellings or guy-girl peeve. Glad I have a pretty, girl name that connects me to my Celtic heritage.

7/19/2021 11:41:24 AM

I like my name. People usually pronounce it CAR-AH because I'm English, i've never actually met anyone with the'same name'so that's quite cool :D

7/10/2021 3:30:54 AM

Might as well use the word face as a name because cara is Spanish for face. This name makes me laugh. It's like "hey Face what's up?"


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Cara?
The origin of the name Cara is Latin.
*️⃣ How many people are named Cara?
Almost 52000 people are named Cara.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Cara?
The names of Amir, Jalen, Carmelo, Carmella, Carmela