Kara

Kara - A very unique female name



  May 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kara appeared on the charts for the first time in 1947 on position #1803. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kara? 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 Kara. The baby girl name Kara was given to 821 baby girls in 2012, ranking #363 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,721 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kara peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1984 on position 95.



Famous with this name

Deborah Kara Unger
Burcu Kara
Kara Stanford


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Kara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kara is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #222 - and is the least popular in Massachusetts at position #753.

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 Kara is where you live.


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Kara origin and meaning

Kara is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Kara, pop culture references for the name Kara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kara

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

Kari / Kerry / Kiara / Kerri / Kyra / Keri / Kira / Keira / Kiera / Kierra /

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
2012363
2011338
2010289
2009236
2008258
2007289
2006281
2005267
2004250
2003241
2002223
2001216
2000193
1999182
1998177
1997161
1996164
1995150
1994133
1993131
1992114
1991106
1990110
1989101
198895
1987104
1986102
198598
198495
1983101
1982113
1981121
1980127
1979124
1978126
1977120
1976136
1975118
1974125
1973167
1972195
1971203
1970211
1969222
1968287
1967275
1966380
1965319
1964366
1963331
1962434
1961600
19601020
19591117
1958988
19571126
19561035
19551210
19541634
19531547
19512045
19501967
19471803

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine222
Pennsylvania227
Montana227
South Dakota229
Virginia235
Kansas238
Kentucky252
Michigan259
West Virginia279
North Carolina297
Ohio306
Mississippi307
Missouri312
Oklahoma314
Washington318
New Jersey321
Illinois325
Tennessee331
Wisconsin337
Indiana350
Utah364
New York369
Colorado369
California386
Florida405
Iowa408
South Carolina408
Arkansas414
Oregon415
Alabama443
Nevada458
Georgia526
Texas554
Minnesota559
Louisiana562
Arizona584
Maryland602
Massachusetts753

Even more about Kara


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 Kara 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 Kara?

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
1984
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,721
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1947
2012 births +821

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