Kara meaning

: beloved or friend.

Kara Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \k(a)-ra\
Number of People 👶 100,000
Rate in 2021 1286
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Italian
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Kara Name Meaning

Kara is a name of Italian origin, and it carries a beautiful meaning of "beloved" or "friend." It is a name that signifies love, warmth, and friendship. It is often given to girls who are cherished and loved deeply by their parents. The name Kara also implies a person who is, sociable, and loved by others.

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Kara Name Origin and History

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The name Kara has a rich history and origin. It is derived from the Italian word "cara" which means "beloved" or "friend." The name has been in use since the Middle Ages and was particularly popular in Italy during the Renaissance period. It was during this time that the name Kara started to spread to other parts of Europe and eventually to the rest of the world. Despite its Italian roots, the name Kara is now widely used in many different cultures and countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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There are several famous people named Kara, including Kara DioGuardi, an American songwriter and former American Idol judge, and Kara Walker, an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker. The name Kara is also popular in the world of fiction, with characters named Kara in TV shows like "Supergirl" and "Battlestar Galactica."
In terms of popularity, the name Kara has consistently been in the top 500 names for girls in the United States for the past several decades. As for personality traits, people named Kara are often thought to be friendly, sociable, and loved by others. They are also seen as creative, imaginative, and full of life.
In conclusion, the name Kara is a beautiful name with a rich history and a lovely meaning. It is a name that signifies love, friendship, and warmth, making it a wonderful choice for a baby girl.
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01/14/2024 00:00:00

i love my name too! its so interesting to see karas that like their names as well. im irish and have been to ireland frequently and it is also derived from the word friend, just as cara means dear one in italian. beautiful! good luck with the name choosing!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I have not met any other Kara's. No one has ever'spelled my name wrong, but I get mistaken for Sara, Karen, and Carol sometimes.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

my name's kara and i think It's the greatest name ever. It's sexy. haha

12/09/2023 17:54:06

I spell my name with an h. Karah...It constantly have to correct ppl bc they want to spell it cara or kara.. But i love my name and I love the H on the Ive never met another karah whose spelt it the same way as me!

12/09/2023 06:26:24

Such a beautiful name, and meaning. "Sweet Melody".

12/03/2023 22:00:38

I love having this name. It's pretty but serious-sounding. Sometimes people think I'm saying "Karen" and sometimes I get It'spelled with a C but It's not like It's a complicated fix. I have met MAYBE four other Karas in my lifetime. It comes from Katherine, means "friend" and "dear" and lots of nice things, though i've just found out It's slang for penis in Serbian. Still I think in our part of the world, It's got a sophisticated edge over names like Kathy and Kayley.

12/03/2023 10:32:56

I'm from the UK and Kara is always pronounced Kar-a (not Kare-a) when I'met people from the USA they ALWAYS get my name wrong. It'sounds pretty cool as Kar-a but really stupid the other way! & hey It's not with a C either!

11/30/2023 09:39:52

i've only met 2 Kara's in my life and I'm almost 30. One was spelled with a "C" Cara.

11/23/2023 17:29:42

My name is Kara and I'm 43. My mom and dad named me after a book they read about the Kennedy family-one of their daughter's is a "Kara". I hated my name growing up, because it was SO unusual. EVERYBODY got it wrong. I hate being called car-ah also! I pronounce my name care-ah. I almost ALWAYS have to tell people when I first meet them what my name is, because they just don't get it!

10/29/2023 15:19:00

this name isnt really that bad. it might be simple but its very beautiful! i love my name being kara!

10/08/2023 21:10:30

I'm Kara and I used to hate my name because it was so I love it! I usually get "Kara-beara" and can't stand being called "Car-ah"...grr.

10/07/2023 20:29:18

I have a friend called kara she is funny but she is g a y x

10/03/2023 03:20:28

In the UK Kara is always pronounced "Kar-uh" and it is a beautiful name! Maybe in the US you say it in a different way but don't assume your way is right & ours is wrong!

09/30/2023 12:44:34

I named my daughter Kara but we pronounce it Kar-ah and most people say it Kare-ah and she gets upset, lol. We have had people mess it up as Karla.

09/17/2023 20:51:42

I totally Love the name Kara!ItS AMAZING.BEAUTIFUL.COOL.SWEET.STYLISH.CUTE....ya knoww.the names kara...<33

09/09/2023 22:25:18

my name is kara to.. i dont mind it ..but i dont love it. i look more like a Carly.

08/15/2023 12:00:52

My name is not Kara, but my daughter, born four months ago, is. it is pronounced care-uh, but nobody has mispronounce it yet. I'm sure when she gets older and starts school, though, she'll get it all the time! I love the name. I do know a few people with the name, but thats not why i chose it. it just sounded like a strong name to me, and it means "pure", which i liked as well.

07/19/2023 08:45:24

I'm 28 years old and I absolutely love my name. I get lots of complements on it too. I have a short last name and this name definitely works for me. Thanks, Mom and Dad! :-D

07/10/2023 04:55:40

i love my name!! ussually people say it like car-uh i hate that! amnd they always spell it with a c. i love my name tho

07/06/2023 00:25:04

BEST NAME EVER! it is my name :) i love It'so much. kara jane flows really well. people always pronounce it right- kare-ah. the only annoying thing is when'they spell it with a C instead of a K. that's ugly and they should be called "car" uh. kara is a great name!

06/09/2023 05:40:58

I love my name! I'm currently 15 years old and I have love my name ever since I knew my name was Kara! 'Pure' is such a pretty word. I'm so happy it means Kara.

06/09/2023 02:27:00

The name Karla is the best :) awesome name :) i love it! oh yeah that's my name it rocks!

05/27/2023 13:48:06

im am currently pregannt and don't find out until december what it is but was really likeing the name kara, i love the meaning and that's what babies are is pure joy!

05/16/2023 16:14:26

hey, I'm Kara, and I too get Car-ah a lot. It's like, "Cara is with a C, Car-a, get it right!" Teache's who have known me all year still call me Cara and don't even realize it when'they read my name off of a list. I stopped correcting them though, because either they do know my name is Kare-a, or I'll never'see them again and I don't care. The only nickname anyone has ever come up with is Karebear for me, although I saw one of the earlier posts had caribou, that's clever.

05/10/2023 22:24:24

I LOVE my name. I didn't like it growing up 'cause no one ever'said it like KARA "care-ah", but now that I am 26, I love having a semi unique name.

05/06/2023 18:29:04

My name is Kara and I'm in my early 20s. My family pronounces my name Kare-ah, but when we lived abroad for awhile it was always Car-ah. I'm used to both by now, even'though the latter'still makes me think twice. I also got the nickname Karebear a lot, but I was also called "Kari" for a long time as a nick-name. Apparently my parents heard the name from an Italian character in the mini-series Brideshead Revisited. THey thought it was unique, but then I was in the'same class as another Kara throughout gradeschool.

05/06/2023 08:29:32

My sister is named Cara ( Car-ah)Its really Cara Lyn i think its so cute I wish it was my name insted of Mckennan

04/30/2023 16:25:18

My name is Kara ... I absolutely adore it!! No one calls me anything else but it is quite hard to have nicknames. A good one my friend found was Care Bear :P. Anyways its awsome!! xox

04/15/2023 20:31:20

I looove my name! I think spelling it with a K makes it easier to pronounce as "care-a" rather than car-a... i hate when people call me car-a! best name!

04/15/2023 04:39:08

My name is Kara, Iv only heard of 3 othe's so not real popular where I'm from.. It's ok not my favorite but it works :)

04/14/2023 05:08:28

Plan on using this name if I ever have a daughter. I prefer K names over C...and I like to pronounce it "care-ah" instead of "car-ah" just seems softer the first way. : ) I had a suitemate named Kara, she'said it the last way, though. : /

04/09/2023 19:55:44

My name's Kara. I love being called that but It's really hard to come up w/ a knick-name which is frustrating. I tried to get people to call me Kitty. Most Americans pronounce it, "Kare-uh" but the Brits say it "Car-uh" and I'm so used to it now. I don't really mind, though...i've met 2 other people w/ the name.

03/30/2023 03:39:28

my name is teache's come up with all different ways to say my name.i think the best one would be carl.i dont even know how she got it.i love my name not being so common.sure i know about 2 othe's.mym oms bestfriend in CA was Kara.

03/27/2023 16:35:10

I love this name! I think it's super pretty when pronounced like car-uh, rather than care-uh. My first-born daughter will most likely have this name, and a character in one of my stories does too. I was very surprised when I met someone this summer that has this name, so I know I'm not the only person who like it!

03/21/2023 04:14:14

If I have a baby girl I was thinking about the name Kara Koterba - what does anything think❤️

03/09/2023 13:37:50

Kara Charie LaNell -and my last name- is my full name. I L0VE it! there are a couple of people I know named it, and no offense or anything, but I'm glad I wasnt another ashley or sarah or amanda. I like to be different and unique-- just like my name. TEAChe's are the worst for the 'name game' as I would call it. Always try to spell it *Cara* or call me Car-ah or Kari or Tara or anything else besides my actual name of Kare-ah & I was called carebear from when I was tiny tiny. I watched the carebears a lot, too.

03/05/2023 15:35:10

I'may be wrong but I think I can lay claim to being one of the first people to be called Kara - although I was named for the hurricane!

02/26/2023 04:18:50

I absolutley love my name, granted it did have to grow on me a little when i was younger but now i am so happy my parents named me Kara!

02/01/2023 16:14:32

ayy I'm kara & honestly if i had any other name it would be so weird like when I'meet new people & i tell them my name is kara, they're like oh i was wondering, because you don't look like you culd fit a lot of names. but kara is perfect. thanks, mom lol

01/28/2023 17:54:14

We live in Australia and the name Hank is extremely uncommon here. We had a baby on May 15 and called him HANK. We love it too! As one other user commented It's cute for a little kid but a nice strong name for a young man.

01/09/2023 11:37:00

One of my best friends are Kara i think this is an Irish name because she has red hair and beautiful green-brown hair and is part Irish.

12/31/2022 00:44:04

Like everyone else here, my name is Kara. And, like everyone else, I hate when people call me Car-uh. It gets aggravating when somone asks me my name, and usually go through the regular list of guesses, "Car-uh, Keira, Karrie, Tara and FINALLY Kara. I really do like our name though. Everyone I'meet says its a pretty name. It's also pretty unique. We even have a sea named after us! (I thought it was cool) Anyways, to every Kara in the world, I'm happy we share the'same name!

12/25/2022 14:50:08

My name is Kara, and for the most part I like it. I have had a hard time with getting people to pronounce it right, but it doesn't bother me much. Its fairly original and I have only met a few people with the name.

12/18/2022 01:12:44

i love my name!!!!! it is the best name ever

11/30/2022 19:25:00

My name is Kara pronounced car-uh, I absolutely love my name because I don't know anyone who has it, but I do know a lot of "Care-uh's". Personally, I like the way mine is pronounced better. It is unigue, and I get compliments everyday :)

11/30/2022 18:14:28

I love my name. I think It'suits my personality. i'very rarely meet other Karas or Caras, which I like. I'll answer to either "Care-a" or "Car-a;" people pronounce it differently even in my own family. As long as you don't call me Tara or Sarah or Karen or Carol, we're good. And I like its meaning.

11/25/2022 07:10:00

My name is Kara(Care-uh). Born in '87 ... i knew 4 other Kara's growing up and even a TaKara. Always play the name game esp. with older people: Cara(car-uh), Karla, Tara, Carrie, and Karen are the most that get used. .. I LOVE my name - Kara Claudette - .. i've had a few nicknames. Karaboo and Karabo among them. I like my nickname that I received at 15 "Bunnie" .. I still go by it today. I love anything rabbit themed <3 .... If my name wasn't Kara I would have it on my list of girl names

11/03/2022 06:10:00

My name is Kara. I absolutely love it! I pronounce it Kare-ah. It's really annoying when people say "Car" ah. Grrr! I feel like saying...ummm I'm not a car. LOL I think Kara spelled with a C is ugly and everyone with It'should be called "car-ah". LOL

10/12/2022 15:09:32

I used too absolutely hate my name, i always would ask my mom " why mommy why kara " she used to say its pretty it fits you. Now being 18 years old in rhode island nobody i no has my name there either ashley melissa amy or whatever just no karas i love my name now

09/23/2022 03:34:54

HI'my name Is Kara! I pronounce it "Kare-uh" and I absolutely love it! When I was younger people use to say it incorrectly and I would get upset but that I am older I just correct them. I like it because it is unique and I don't know many people with the'same name.

09/17/2022 22:58:22

i've always liked my name! Sometimes I do have to correct people on pronounciation...they like to pronounce it CAH-ra instead of KEH-ra.

09/05/2022 05:02:04

my names kara and am in the uk so i say it kar-uh and i have met othe's with cara and even a couple of dogs named kara hahaha

08/22/2022 02:00:54

Well my name is KARALYN with an a not an o but I love my name! I beli've my late grandmother came up with it by combining the names of my mother and aunts. :) people always mispronounce it or call me "Caroline" which doesn't make sense since it is pronounced the way It's spelled. i've never met anyone with the'same name but i've seen people online with it aha. I did however once meet a girl with the name Caralyn with a C instead of a K.

06/18/2022 01:01:30

You say it like Letisia but teache's say Letisha or spell it Latecia I haven't met any one else with this name.

06/09/2022 22:07:48

For the most part I like my name. Yes people prounouce it wrong sometimes and people always spell it wrong. Usually they spell it with a "C" but once somebody spelled it Carah, that was intersting.

05/02/2022 20:57:36

I love my don't hear it everywhere. In school sometimes teache's would pronounce it I had to correct them. But much easier than alot of the crazy spellings out there nowadays!

04/15/2022 06:13:48

Kara is my name as well! Although I'm very young I have yet to meet anyone with my name.

03/20/2022 20:50:24

I have really liked having the name Kara despite mispellings and incorrect pronunciations because it is not too common and is very pretty. Like many names, it means 'Pure'.

01/29/2022 00:13:48

I love my name Kara! It's soo short and sweet =) My friends sometimes call me karaboo like the moose caribou!

01/28/2022 10:30:18

I really love my name and thank my parents for it. It's simple yet pretty sounding. They also wanted a name that couldn't be shortened. I do struggle now living in the UK as they can not say Kay-ra, so I always have to say It's sounds just like Sarah but with a K. I'must say it thousands of times a year but I don't mind.

01/18/2022 21:45:18

My name is Kara I hate It'so much I am going to change my name

01/09/2022 17:14:24

i think it could be better... it's kind of annoying, but it works.

12/31/2021 00:49:48

I like this name a lot, and think it has great meanings

09/03/2021 13:55:30

My daughter's name is Kara. Every time I say her name I fall in love with it more! Ocassionally people think her name is Karen, but not often. Or they call her CARE-A. We pronounce it K AH RUH.

08/26/2021 17:26:06

My name is Kara. But I only get misnamed for "Carla" and thats not even near, I love having this name.

08/07/2021 09:31:48

OMG my names Kara! i hated my name'sooo much cause my friends all had nicknames and i couldnt make one out of mine! then'they came up with Karebear! But i Hate when people call us Car-ah I hate Sooo Much! u pronounce my name like Care-ah!

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Kara?
The origin of the name Kara is Italian.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Kara?
beloved or friend.
*️⃣ How many people are named Kara?
Almost 100000 people are named Kara.