Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAHR-ə, KEHR-ə, KAR-ə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an Italian word meaning "beloved" or an Irish word meaning "friend". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century, though it did not become popular until after the 1950s.

Related Names

VariantsKara, Karaugh
Other Languages & CulturesCarine, Karine(French) Carina(German) Carina(Late Roman) Carina(Portuguese) Carina(Spanish)
User SubmissionCara


People think this name is

youthful   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  


Entry updated April 25, 2021