Kara name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kara mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kara

User Submitted Origins

African Dutch (Afrikaans)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Kara is of Italian origin and means "I've come across a few meanings. Possum in aboriginal. Beloved, pure, dear in Italian. Friend in Irish".
  2. A user from Australia says the name Kara is of Italian origin and means "The name Kara is an Italian baby name. In Italian the meaning of the name Kara is: Dear, beloved. From the feminine form of Italian 'cara' or the Latin 'carus'".
  3. A submission from Michigan, U.S. says the name Kara means "Pure, or dear" and is of Italian origin.
  4. According to 2 people from Alabama, U.S., the name Kara means "Beloved".
  5. A submission from Arizona, U.S. says the name Kara means "Pure; kind".
  6. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Kara means "Reverted from cara with means friend in gaelic".
  7. According to a user from Australia, the name Kara is of Italian origin and means "Beloved and dearest".
  8. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Kara means "Pure".
  9. A user from California, U.S. says the name Kara means "Pure of light, to give freely, care for others".
  10. According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Kara means "Dear".
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Variant of Cara.

  1. A female given name.

From Korean 加耶 (伽倻). The Middle Chinese pronunciation is thought to have been closer to Kaya, but /kaɾa/ (Kara) is thought to have been the oldest pronunciation.

  1. The language presumed to have been spoken by the Gaya confederacy in southern Korea, thought by some scholars to be attested from thirteen placenames.

From Tamil கர (kara).

  1. The twenty-fifth year of the 60 year cycle of the Tamil calendar.

    Kara was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Kara

    Notable Persons Named Kara

    Kara Hayward

    Kara Hayward is an actress. Kara was born on November 17th, 1998.

    Kara Tointon

    Kara Tointon is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most active from 1994 to present. Kara was given the name Kara Louise Tointon on August 5th, 1983 in Basildon.

    Kara Kennedy Allen

    Kara Kennedy Allen was a professional board of directors member, housewife, television producer, board of directors, homemaker, and professionalboard of directorsmember. Kara was given the name Kara Anne Kennedy by her parents Ted Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy on February 27th, 1960 in Bronxville, New York, U.S. Kara is also known as Kara Kennedy Allen, Kennedy Kara Anne; Allen, and Kara. She left this life on September 16th, 2011.

    Kara Walker

    Kara Walker is an artist in the fields of conceptual art, ascii art, painting, and printmaking. Kara was given the name Kara Elizabeth Walker on November 26th, 1969 in Stockton, California, U.S.

    Kara Spears Hultgreen

    Kara Spears Hultgreen is a military person.

    Kara Thrace

    Kara Thrace is a fictional character. Kara is also known as Starbuck.

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      Broadcast Journalist
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      Soccer Player
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      Fashion Designer
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      Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Kara

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Kara


    Kara is a soccer player for the R.S.C. Anderlecht, Diambars FC, Tromsø IL, K.R.C. Genk, Senegal national under-23 football team, and Senegal national football team. Kara was born on November 11th, 1989 in Diasse, Senegal. Kara is also known as Kara.

    Jasmine Kara

    Jasmine Kara is a pop music and soul music musician. Jasmine was given the name Jasmine Karolina Kara Khatib-Nia on June 23rd, 1988. Jasmine is also known as Khatib-Nia and Jasmine Karolina Kara (birth name).

    Patricia Kara

    Patricia Kara is an actress, model, tv personality, actor, and model (people). Her ongoing career started in 2000. Patricia was born on February 25th, 1972 in Chicago.

    Anksa Kara

    Anksa was born on March 24th, 1985 in Nkongsamba.

    Siddharth Kara

    Siddharth Kara is an author, fellow - carr center for human rights policy at harvard university, and carr center for human rights policy. Siddharth was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Aytaç Kara

    Aytaç Kara is a soccer player for the Trabzonspor, Altay S.K., Eskişehirspor, Turkey national youth football team, Turkey national under-19 football team, and Turkey national under-20 football team. Aytaç was born on March 23rd, 1993 in Bornova, Turkey.


    Common last names for Kara

    • Williams
    • Jones

    Common first names for Kara

    • John
    • Joseph
    • Frank
    • Mary
    • Charles
    • Helen
    • James
    • Edward
    • George

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Kara U.S.
      White 77.60% 64.26%
      African American 3.75% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.16% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.68% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.82% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Kara

    People with the last name Kara are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Kara

  1. How Popular is the name Kara? Kara is the 652nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kara was the 20,322nd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Kara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 100,109 babies born with the first name Kara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kara to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Kara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Kara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kara is Tuesday, August 20th, 1878.
  5. What year had the most people named Kara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kara was in 1991 with a total of 3,280 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kara!
  6. Random Kara Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kara ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 124 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1985.
  7. Weird things about the name Kara: The name spelled backwards is Arak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Arak. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Kara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,308 people with the last name Kara.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kara as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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