US Popularity:1767
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Beloved, dear; Friend
Kara is a girl's name with Italian origins. This name is a modern, American spelling of the Italian term of endearment cara. Meaning "beloved" or "dear," it's always a good choice for baby and will remind them of their parent's love for their whole life. The word cara also has other meanings in different languages, making it as multi-faceted as baby. In Irish, it means “friend,” perfect for your new little buddy.

Kara Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kara is currently #817 on The Bump
Girl:Kara is currently #608 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kara is currently #1767 in U.S. births
Girl:Kara is currently #937 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 66
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 100

  • WordSense, Kara

  • WordSense, Cara

  • WordSense, caro

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, cherish (v.), December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Kara (1), February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Cara, April 2021

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