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National Carla Day – November 19, 2022

National Carla Day is a celebration of the name Carla on November 19. Carla is a female name with German and Italian roots. This name is derived from the masculine form of the German name ‘Carl’ or ‘Karl,’ which means ‘free man.’ Borrowing etymology from a male-given name has long been the norm in romance languages. Female names in old Latin and Italian were often derived from traditional male titles, with an additional ‘a’ to soften the tone. Carla, like the other feminine names we know today, sounds attractive to the ear as a result of this linguistic phenomenon.

History of National Carla Day

Carla is a name whose forefathers were Picts, an ancient Scottish tribe. The Carla family lived in Aberdeen (now part of the Grampian area), where the surname has been traced back to the early Middle Ages. In the previous few hundred years, the printing press and the first dictionaries contributed a lot to standardizing spelling. Previously, scribes spelled according to sound, which resulted in several spelling variances. Carla has been spelled Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, and many others.

Carla was originally found in Aberdeenshire, a historic county in the Grampian area of northeastern Scotland, where they possessed a family seat from very ancient times, possibly before the conquest in 1066.

In comparison to the hardships of remaining in Scotland, the cost of traveling to the North American colonies seemed minor. It had been a long and difficult journey, but the reward of freedom awaited at the end. Others participated in the American War of Independence, while some others stayed loyal to England and dubbed themselves United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish groups helped to reclaim much of this lost Scottish heritage in the previous century. Many prominent early immigrants to North America were named Carle, according to immigration and passenger lists: Elizabeth Carle, who landed in Barbados in 1669; George Carle, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751; and Michael Carle, who settled in Philadelphia in 1736.

National Carla Day timeline

1928
Italian Silver Gymnast

Carla Marangoni, an Italian gymnast, competes in the Summer Olympics and receives a silver medal.

1968
Belgian Swimmer

A Belgian swimmer named Carla Galle competes in swimming sports in the Summer Olympics.

2004
American Winning Emmy Award

Maria Carla Mercader, a senior journalist and news producer at C.B.S. News, wins a Business Emmy Award.

2007
Independent Candidate for Mayor

Carla Morgan becomes an independent candidate for mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, in the United States (U.S.).

National Carla Day FAQs

Is Carla a biblical name?

Carla is a common baby girl’s name in the Christian religion and has a German origin.

How do you pronounce the name Carla?

In writing or letters, the name Carla is pronounced ‘KAHR-lə,’ and there are two syllables in it.

What is a good nickname for Carla?

Several nicknames for Carla are Carley, Carli, Carly, Karli, and Karly. However, the name Carla itself is the short version of ‘Caroline’ or ‘Charlotte.’

National Carla Day Activities

  1. Make reservations for special dinner

    That spot you've been wanting to visit for a long time? Enlist the help of your significant other or a friend for a low-key, relaxing supper dedicated to you.

  2. Vacation at the beach

    Is there anything better than putting your toes in the sand? Get away from the strains of everyday life and enjoy some genuine sunbathing. Lying on the beach is the ideal activity.

  3. Reserve a karaoke bar

    In this way, you can sing and scream your heart out without causing yourself too much embarrassment. For an amazing party, choose one that offers L.E.D. disco lights.

5 Fun Facts About Carla

  1. Carla debuted in the American naming lists

    The name Carla debuted on the American female naming lists in 1926.

  2. Carla entered the Top 100

    Carla continued to climb the charts for several decades until the name was eventually included in the Top 100 in 1961.

  3. Carla has many different spellings

    On the American girl's naming charts now, there are 12 different spelling options for the name Carla.

  4. Carla has a twin

    Clara is an anagram of Carla, making it a fantastic name for twin girls!

  5. The most popular is not Carla

    Today, the names Carly, Karla, Karlee, and Carlee are all more popular than Carla.

Why We Love National Carla Day

  1. Power and wealth

    Carla's personality is frequently associated with wealth, power, and abundance. This personality has been blessed in the material realm in some way, but their authoritative and problem-solving characteristics show that their success is not just about luck.

  2. They’re hard-working individuals

    Carla is a very busy and hard-working person. They consider success to be significant only after a task is well done.

  3. They see the larger picture

    They are extraordinary in their capacity to perceive the big picture while still paying attention to the finer points of a plan. They can lead a group of people toward whatever objective they choose, and they can recognize an individual’s potential to get the best out of their team.

National Carla Day dates

YearDateDay
2022November 19Saturday
2023November 19Sunday
2024November 19Tuesday
2025November 19Wednesday
2026November 19Thursday

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