Cara

Cara - A very unique female name



  Aug 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cara, meaning dear; friend; face, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #872. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cara. The baby girl name Cara was given to 352 baby girls in 2012, ranking #703 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,015 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cara peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1985 on position 183.



Famous with this name

Cara Delevingne
Cara Buono
Cara Peters


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Cara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cara is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #447 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #969.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cara is where you live.


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Cara origin and meaning

Cara is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dear; friend; face. To see famous people named Cara, pop culture references for the name Cara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cara, sorted by popularity.

Carrie / Cora / Cheri / Ciara / Cherie / Cierra / Cari / Ciera / Carey / Cori /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012703
2011618
2010656
2009460
2008467
2007533
2006553
2005548
2004518
2003513
2002482
2001461
2000392
1999386
1998361
1997346
1996325
1995306
1994271
1993250
1992248
1991222
1990232
1989212
1988204
1987214
1986193
1985183
1984189
1983191
1982204
1981208
1980204
1979209
1978191
1977189
1976219
1975204
1974236
1973286
1972326
1971338
1970349
1969368
1968416
1967368
1966349
1965273
1964369
1963363
1962461
1961553
1960704
1959708
1958998
1957855
1956767
1955878
1954900
19531016
1952961
19511083
19501257
19491063
19481508
19471569
19461437
19451316
19431537
19411300
19401564
19371570
19351597
19321639
19291335
19261289
19231847
19221393
19181353
19151363
19131195
1910872

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana447
Maryland450
Pennsylvania453
Connecticut456
Alabama464
Missouri506
Kentucky508
New York556
Massachusetts560
Ohio569
South Carolina584
Tennessee618
North Carolina630
New Jersey639
Colorado651
Louisiana658
Virginia683
Washington701
Illinois702
Florida767
Michigan802
Oklahoma840
California872
Arizona888
Texas920
Georgia969

Even more about Cara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cara?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1985
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,015
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +352

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