Cara (given name)

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Cara
Pronunciation /ˈkɑːrə/
Gender female
Origin
Word/name Latin, Irish Gaelic
Meaning beloved, friend
Region of origin Italy, Ireland
Other names
Related names Kara, Cheryl, Cherie, Karina

Cara is a female given name of Latin and Irish origin. It has been frequently used mostly in recent times, especially in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. [1]

Cara means friend in Irish. Cara also means beloved in Latin and the names Carina, Cherie and Cheryl derive from it. [2]

Kara, the alternative spelling, is from the Cornish word, meaning love. This is likely cognate to the popular Welsh girls' name Carys.

The name is also that of an island in the Inner Hebrides island group, Scotland; Cara Island lying just off the southern tip of the Isle of Gigha.

In Turkey the word Kara means "dark", which may or may not be related to the Gaelic Ciara of the same meaning.

People named Cara[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.babynameshub.com/baby-names-girls/Cara.html
  2. ^ Cara, thinkbabynames.com