Origin: German, Scandinavian, Croatian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English
Meaning: the feminine form of Charles, derived from a Germanic word meaning “man”. It seems to have been used to describe men who were nor thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a “free man”
The spelling Carla is the feminine form of Carlo, which is the Italian form of Charles; it’s also the Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan feminine
form of Carlos, as well as being the English feminine form of German Carl.
The Karla spelling is the German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of Charles