Cara (given name)

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Pronunciation /ˈkɑːrə/
Gender female
Word/name Latin
Meaning cherished and beloved one
Region of origin Italy
Other names
Related names Kara, Cheryl, Cherie, Karina

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

Cara means beloved in Latin and the names Carina, Cherie and Cheryl derive from it. [2] Cara also means friend in Irish language [3]

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.

Cara in different languages: Spanish/Latin- face or expensive; Vietnamese- diamond, precious jewel; Africa-Hausa- to increase or complain. [4]

People named Cara[edit]


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