Famous Bearer
Personal Impression
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someone-  11/8/2019
All the negative comments are in themselves trashy and insensitive. I'm 64 and have never been unhappy with my name, Starla. I usually get compliments on it, and people ask me where it comes from. It's basically an anglicized version of Stella as -stel- in Greek means 'star', like the 'stel' in constellation, and therefore is an original American name. My mom chose the name because her minister's daughter had that name. I'm also a university language specialist, so from the backwoods I'm not. It also fits those who like to be original. I'd prefer my name over the thousands of kids born every year named after the top ten popular names of the year. Yet I'd never trash those names to the parents.
Starla Joy  9/26/2019
Starla sounds like a stage name. There are so many other names that mean star out there. Use them.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
Didn't even know this was a name. It is pretty tacky. I would use Stella, Carla, or Bella instead.
Luvbug86  6/11/2018
My cousin was named Starla in 1959-1960. She isn't trashy at all. She is a lovely woman. Though, my mother did not like the name but she obviously would never let my cousin know her feelings about her name, instead chose to nickname her "twinkle toes".
― Anonymous User  3/27/2018
Starla is gorgeous! It’s so regal & super elegant. I love how it can be shortened to Star, so very pretty. May I mention, I’m not sure what everyone’s obsession is with porn stars but what is tacky is that you’d bring it up. Ava Devine is one of the nastiest around but that hasn’t deterred anyone!
ItsDeleceNotDallas  12/17/2017
It's an okay name for a person, but I think it's better for a dog.
Evienne  7/5/2017
I think this is a beautiful name! Not tacky at ALL!, it's just a really cute and pretty variant of Star. This name is WAY less tacky than your average Brittney, Courtney, or Tiffany. So if you think those names are pretty than this is 10 times as pretty.
Tatumarore  6/3/2017
I think Starla is harsh, ugly, "strippery", and dated. I picture a super skinny middle aged woman with dyed black hair wearing a half-shirt with her wrinkled belly hanging out and a cigarette in the corner of her mouth.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2016
Starla happens to be my name and I am very proud of it. I love its uniqueness and have been told it is a very beautiful name. It's no more trashy than names like Britney or Tiffany and my name has a bit of a story so I am quite disappointed at some of these hateful comments.
StarlaR  10/26/2016
Starla is the name of my oldest daughter. Of course I love the name. We named her after the title of a Smashing Pumpkins song, "Starla". When we chose the name, family and friends would look at us like we were crazy for picking such a "hippie" or "dumb" name... but we're not the type who really gives a crap what others think. I find the name to be feminine, sweet, and unique. My daughter is such an intelligent, creative, free spirited little girl with an attitude as big as her heart. I think people with negative perceptions about this name have never met a Starla in real life. We still get people who give a weird look when they learn the name of our daughter, but nowadays I don't think Starla is really any more weird of a name than other modern day names. I love the name and couldn't imagine calling my little girl anything else.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2016
The name Starla was given to 49 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
I prefer Stella by miles. Starla does sound like a tacky name, but I don't hate it. I actually don't think it would make a bad middle name, but as a first name, it does sound like something a porn star would use.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/12/2016
Starla is a very unique & beautiful name, I chose this for my daughter.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2016
How many Starlas embody the harsh comments on this thread? A few. How many Starlas embody the name's diverse uniqueness? A whole lot.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2016
Starla was given to 59 girls in America in 2014.
cutenose  2/22/2016
My middle name is Starlazalia. It's my legal name. Two names put together that I chose for myself in 2008. The name Starla is not trashy. It is a beautiful, unique, classy name. I love it. Anyone who doesn't is jealous.
harmony.sapphire  12/28/2015
There is totally nothing wrong with being named Starla. My name is status and I am not trashy or any of the other rude and cruel things that have been said. Some people just need to grow up. Judging people by their name is ridiculous.
StarlaH  8/26/2015
My name is Starla and frankly, I find it very rude of people to judge people based off of the name they are given! I fought for our country and now I am a disabled veteran! All I can do is pray for all you haters that have nothing better to do with your time than to bash people, whose name is different then yours! Just because someone looks different, their name's different, or acts different we all bleed the same, and we all have feelings! Last I had heard GOD was the only one that can judge people! This country needs a lot of prayers and I will be keeping each and everyone of you in my prayers! For all you females that are named Starla's, don't listen to any theses rude comments, it's nothing but pure evilness!
Starla30  8/25/2015
Well I can't say anything bad about the name Starla, because that is my name. I don't think it is trashy, or terrible at all. My father was a hippie and that's where the name came from- hippies like stars, etc. But I love my name. :)
starlabounds  3/10/2015
I think the Name is good because that is my name and it maches my personality! People think it is really bad and disgusting, but I for one want to know why?! Why don't people like my name? It is an amazing name for a girl. If you don't like it, or even think it is so disgusting then just don't say anything to the people that have that name cause you never know who does! It can hurt little kids that have this name, like me- people that say things like that are hurting my feelings! I don't care that you don't care, but other people might!
starla k  2/2/2015
Not the best, but much better than Star or Starr.
Kathy D.  12/18/2014
There sure are a lot of harsh, mean comments for the name Starla! It certainly doesn't deserve all the unfair hate. The name Starla is beautiful and unique. I totally get the appeal of this name. =) I do think of Starla from Regular Show though! :P.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2014
Not fond of the name. It seems to me like... the sort of name someone would call their sparkledog fursona if they saw that 'Star' was overused. Like, wannabe special.
ComradeJocasta  10/16/2014
Personally, I think this is an ugly, tacky sort of "unique" name. But I did know a Starla growing up, and she is now an accomplished adult in a professional career, not a stripper. It's not a name I find very nice but you can succeed with it.
kvpp88  10/14/2014
My wife's name is Starla. I'm very dissappointed with the negative comments here. It's a wonderful name and so uncommon. Starlas are all awesome and it's a great name!
noakez  9/3/2014
I can not believe all the stupid comments. Grow up people, it's a name! I LOVE my name and am proud of it. STARLA is no more a trashy name than Tiffany or Brittany and it's much less common. I am neither trashy nor tacky. I happen to be a Registered Nurse. I worked my butt off to put myself through college and am currently working on my masters degree. There are many names I am not crazy about and would never consider for my child, some I wouldn't even consider for my pets but I would never insult someone based on their name. You know what you call that? Classy and mature. I am a member of a group dedicated to ladies named STARLA and they are fantastic. Very proud to be Team STARLA!
StarlaRN  8/25/2014
My name's Starla and I never ever liked it growing up but going by star as a nickname's really cool and has become a lot more modern and I even have the nickname Estrella that I really like since I'm Native American and am mistaken for Mexican a lot anyways. I always have people mispronouncing my name like carla, darla, scarlet, stella, scar which is really frustrating so half the time I go by my middle name of Rose which is a lot less embarrassing. I don't think it's a trashy stripper white trash porn star name! But it definitely isn't as feminine or pretty as some people might think.
stardizzil  8/15/2014
My name is Starla. Starla Doreen to be exact. When I was younger, I did not like my name as I was constantly being called Scarlet, Charlotte, or Darla by adults and "Starlight" by my peers. Once I reached my late teens, I developed an appreciation for my name. I have had many people tell me all over the world (I'm military) they love my name and it suits my personality. I am a wife, mother, very personable and creative, with a wicked sense of humor. I even laugh at my name being on "The Regular Show" and "Napoleon Dynamite". Although the characters are a bit scary, I find it a compliment. I am a working professional with an advanced degree, which did not require me swinging from a pole or making videos to obtain. While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I caution you not to link negativity to names, consider the soul of the person who wears the name. I previously worked in a school district where parents named their children names of cars and alcoholic beverages. Like one of the contributors stated, we did not choose our names, our names were given to us. Names are not ugly... some people's behaviors are ugly!
StarlaD  7/11/2014
My name is Starla & let me tell u I am far from being trash or a trailer park whore.
You can't go by a name on what a person is like.
I am a wife & mother of beautifully successful children. I've been told I am a very humble person who would give u the shirt off her back.
So before you judge people by their names, find out just what kind of person they really are.
People don't choose their names, they're given their names. So think before you speak!
Starla1234  7/2/2014
I guess I'm the odd one who actually likes the name Starla. When I first saw it, my thoughts were far from concluding it's trashy or tacky. Why in the world would a name be trashy? I see people use that adjective to describe names on here, and that is truly nothing but classist. True, to some people's ears Starla may not sound pretty, but that doesn't mean its tacky or trash. People are trashy, not their names. And anyways, when I, personally, think of the name Starla, I imagine a beautiful, intelligent, and imaginative woman with long hair.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2014
Starla is the name of Muscle Man's girlfriend in Regular Show.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2013
The name Starla was given to 73 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
I can't think of anything but Rex's super manly wife in Napoleon dynamite when I hear this name, no matter how hard I try.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2013
I think Starla is a lovely name. I don't understand why so many people hate it and call it trashy. A person is trashy, not their name. So many hateful people... :(
chidoll  4/25/2012
I think it is funny when people say a certain name is trashy as no it is not. No one's name is trashy.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2011
I'm guilty for finding it a little on the pretty side, but it's still very tacky and sounds like a cheap combination of Stella and Darla, both much better names.
Black_X  7/2/2011
Starla is simple, easily pronounced and spelt and sounds quite pretty, however, I would never use it because it is slightly trashy, I suppose.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2011
It's a pity that this name is so pretty, because, honestly, it is VERY trashy. I'm not sure if its trashiER than Star, but they are neck-and-neck in the Trashiest Name Contest.
If you love the meaning, go with Stella. You love the sound? Go with Darla. They're both reasonable, less trashy, MUCH prettier alternatives.
DaphneSusan  12/21/2010
Very tacky and forced.
Athena Nike  4/4/2010
The main character of the TV show "Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders" is named Starla.
CarolinW  3/18/2010
This name sounds a little less pathetic than Star, but it still makes me think that the parents want their daughter to be a celebrity. It also sounds like "starlet", which will lead to teasing.
bananarama  9/29/2009
I like the made up name Starlie or Starly. It sounds cute!
kool_babe14  9/27/2009
Seconded, WilderThanBridget (though I do disagree with your suggestion of 'Stella' as an alternative) and CanadianChibi. Though the meaning may be a little too literal, it's a nice name.
seraphine_eternal  6/1/2009
This name has never been trashy or ghetto to me at first glance. I think it's mature, really. It's so beautiful. I don't understand the hate.

Nevertheless, I think it'd be a good idea to name a child this. And I doubt all Starlas will grow up to be porn stars. Where the heck you people get these associations from, is beyond me.
CanadianChibi  5/29/2009
UGLY UGLY UGLY and TRASHY, don't curse your child with such an awful and corny name!
chloeellen  5/3/2009
I think Starla is a beautiful name. I didn't realize at first that it was a real name. I think it's so celestial and feminine. Lovely.
Martha Gold  4/13/2009
Hm, why do people hate this name so much? My name's Starla and I really love it! Well, people usually call me Star anyway, but seriously, I don't see why Starla's such an ugly name. I guess it's just me; I would hate to be called Jessica or something (sorry to insult all the Jessicas here).
Starla_TH  4/7/2009
I don't like it, I think it's rather silly. I dislike both but if you really had to, stick to Star.
emmiix3  4/7/2009
I think the name is kind of tacky. It's no worse than Star though.
Rachelgirl1989  12/22/2008
Not surprised at the amount of rude comments, but geez, people. A porn star? Get a grip! Starla isn't the best name out there, but it isn't the worst, either. If you're considering this, I'd suggest Stella. : )
WilderThanBridget  10/29/2008
I *love* this name! It's so pretty!
dreamflower  9/1/2008
It's pretty, but, kinda lame. Like it's so cute that it's not. But it makes a great cat name! Or a cartoon character, lol.
not_another_Jessica  6/22/2008
In the movie Napoleon Dynamite, Rex (the tai-kwon-do instructor) has a wife named Starla.
Pippin  5/16/2008
The name Star is a tacky, infantile name associated with trashy people whose only hope of getting rich is that their daughter becomes famous for being an r'n'b singer, outrageous talk show host, or some type of all-American successs story. So, I'd say that adding a -la to it doesn't make it any less tacky. If you really like the sound of this, name your daughter Darla.
slight night shiver  5/7/2008
Hey it's a cool name! But whenever I think of a name that is related or coming from the name Star, it always makes me think of unoriginality. Like people are getting bored with the classics and most commons like Mary and Lucy and so they are inventing more exotic ones. But Starla is pretty cool!
dreamgirl54  11/11/2007
I think Starla is a beautiful name! It's unique and unpopular and has a gorgeous meaning. Those of you who think that it's a whore-sounding name are disgustingly close minded. Just because it has a few unworthy bearers doesn't make the name any worse. I can't even imagine what kind of terror you people are at school, making fun of people because of their names.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2007
I find this to be a lovely alternative to the name Star.
Luangi  5/31/2007
I don't really like it. It's kind of tacky and doesn't seem like much thought was put into this name.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
I dislike this name. It sounds clashy and terribly tacky, I'm afraid. Almost fantasy book-like.
wordybookworm  12/23/2006
I understand where you people are coming from, but I guess, since it's my name, I was used to it being used for an adolescent. I am not sure how my parents came up with Starla, but I can infer that it was in honour of a distant relative. Or not.
Starla-Marie_1993  9/29/2006
I find Starla totally unattractive.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2006
This is my own name. The good points are that it's easy to spell, leaves no doubt that I am female, and I didn't have to be one of several Starlas in school. I didn't even have to be one of two till I came onto the BTN boards in July! The bad points are it sounds trashy, like some third-rate over the hill stripper or a blowsy stretch-pants-wearing fat woman in a trailer park hoping to make it onto the Jerry Springer show. Also, when I worked as a dispatcher for a trucking company, I would answer the phone with "Trinity Trucking, this is Starla." Nine time out of ten, no matter how hard I tried to enunciate clearly, the other person thought I had said my name was Darla. As if rolling out "Trinity Trucking" quickly and clearly wasn't hard enough!
Starla Roxanne  9/5/2006
Eeeeeeeeew! I hate this name, it sounds so pretentious. Plus there is a porn star named Starla Fox.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2006
I think it's ugly.
IrishGirl  8/20/2006
I think Starla would be a good name if matched with a right personality. It should be energetic and cheerful, and girly, yet not too vulnerable.
Fable  8/10/2006
This really is a terribly tacky and ulgy name, in my opinion. It brings to mind the incredibly masculine wife of Rex in the film "Napoleon Dynamite". No child should have to suffer with this.
Pheadirean  7/21/2006
Hmmm, I beg to differ! Starla is beautiful name. :) Just because you don't like a person, it definitely doesn't mean that you should trash it. It is exotic and uncommon! But if you MUST, then whatever! Now, Kate is a completely different story!
Starla-Marie_1993  7/21/2006
Starla - exotic? No, it's trashy, unoriginal and gross. Reminds me of an 8 year old hillbilly type or a prostitute. Don't curse your children.
BeTTy  4/28/2007

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