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Origin, Meaning, And History of Caera

Caera is a beautiful feminine name believed to be a variant of the English name Cara. Historians believe it has possibly been derived from an Irish word implying ‘friend’ or an Italian word symbolizing ‘beloved.’ Cara has been used as a personal name since the 19th century, although it gained significant popularity only after the 1950s. In Welsh, the word ‘cae’ means field.

Interestingly, in Irish cultures, Caera is also a surname that symbolizes ‘fiery red.’ Therefore, a possible interpretation could be the surname of individuals with red hair as an identifiable physical feature. However, the name could also be a variant of Ciara which is derived from the Irish word ‘ciar,’ translating to ‘black.’ In Irish mythology, Ciar was the son of Fergus mac Róich and Medb, and he is considered the progenitor of the Ciarraige tribe, from which County Kerry derived its name.

Historically, Caera is a modern name that was not highly significant until the 1950s, when Cara picked up the pace. Recently, Ceara and its variant Cara were marginally popularized because of Cara Jocelyn Delevingne, an English model and actress. Her role in the comic book film Suicide Squad in 2016 brought her prominence in the eyes of the audience.

The unique and modern name has two syllables and is usually phonetically spelled ca(e)-ra worldwide, irrespective of different dialects. If you are exploring some variations concerning the name, Karry, Karrie, Karra, Kara, Kaira, Kaara, Carry, Carrie, Carah, and Caragh are among the most popular choices of parents for their little girls. Karine in French and Carina in German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Late Roman cultures are unique and have been used interchangeably with its variant, Cara.

While Cara is quite popular, Caera is a rare name in the fictional world. However, a character named Caera Denoir appears in the fantasy novel series The Beginning After The End.


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Beloved; Friend; Field
Gothic, Latin
1 word, 5 letters, 3 vowels, 2 consonants
Short and easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Caera?

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Listen to the sound of the name Caera in English.

Caera On The Popularity Chart

Caera has gone down in popularity and ranking over the years. Take a look at the two graphs below for detailed insight.

Popularity Over Time

Caera reached a high of 13 babies per million in 2005, after which it declined to 5 babies per million in 2013.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

The name ranked high in 2005 at 8,421 but went down afterward to 18,022.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Caera

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Popular Sibling Names For Caera

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Boy Sibling Names For Caera

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Girl Sibling Names For Caera

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Other Popular Names Beginning With C

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter C to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Caera

Caera symbolizes ‘friend’ or ‘beloved.’ If you are looking for more names that share these meanings, here are some suggestions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Caera?

The name Caera means ‘beloved,’ ‘friend’ or ‘fiery red.’

2. What is the origin of the name Caera?

Caera has Gothic and Latin origins.

3. How common is the name Caera?

Caera is a name that is popularly used in Ireland and has not been popularly used in the US. According to the US Social Security Administration (SSA) data, Caera has not been in the top 1000 names for any year since the early 1900s (1).


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