Of Germanic origin.

Popular feminine form of the names Carl and Charles, which mean “warrior, army”, deriving from the Germanic element “hari”.

Carla is used in several languages, such as English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and German.

Masculine forms of the name are: Carlo, Carlos, Carl, Karl.

Alternative forms of the name are: Carly, Carlene, Karlene, Karly, Carolina, Charlize, Karoline, Charlotte, Carola, Ina.

Famous bearers are Carla Bruni, Carla Gugino, Carla Thomas, Carla Gallo, Carla Peterson, Carla Ortiz.

Carla is a popular name in Spain.

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French singer, songwriter and model.

She is also the wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.