US Popularity:1736
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Free man
Carla is a feminine name of German and Italian origins. This name derives from the male "Carl," of the German "Charles," meaning "free man." Borrowing etymology from a male-given name has always been the norm among romantic languages though. In old Latin and Italian, female names typically emerged from classic male titles, using an added "a" to soften the sound. This linguistic phenomenon makes Carla pleasing to the ear, much like the countless other feminine names we know and love today. Free-thinking baby Carla borrowed an exciting definition and will no doubt use it to make the world her own.

Carla Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Carla is currently #1192 on The Bump
Girl:Carla is currently #547 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Carla is currently #1736 in U.S. births
Girl:Carla is currently #671 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 370
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.