Kara Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kara:
Derived from the Italian cara (beloved, dear), which is from the Latin carus (beloved, dear).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Kare-bear, Kara-beara, Ker, Kara-boo, Kar, Kat, Karzza, Karla, KaKa, Kaz, Kae, Kay, Kas, Kai, Karly/Karli
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Sometimes considered a derivative of Katherine, Greek in origin, meaning "pure." Also means "empty" in Japanese such as in karate 'empty hand' and karaoke 'empty orchestra'.
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Kara Thrace--a pilot whose call sign is Starbuck, one of the main characters in the 2004-2009 scifi show "Battlestar Galactica"
Kara, Supergirl's Kryptonian name (DC Comics)
Kara, one the three main android characters in the video game "Detroit: Become Human"