Kara Family History
Kara Name Meaning
Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from kara ‘black dark(-complexioned)’. Indian (Gujarat): Bhatia name of unexplained etymology. Czech Slovak and Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Czech Karel Slovak Karol Hungarian Károly equivalents of Latin Carolus (see Charles ). Czech and Slovak (Kára): metonymic occupational name for a carter from kára ‘hand cart’. Polish: nickname derived from karać ‘to punish’. American shortened form (and Greek feminine form denoting ‘the daughter or wife of’) of Greek Karas .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press