Baby Name: Kara
Either a pet form of Katherine, a variant of Cara, or a diminutive of Karina. A place name in India and Africa and the name of a sea in the Arctic Ocean. Fictional character, "Kara Milovy," played by Maryam d'Abo, in the 1987 James Bond film, "The Living Daylights," brought considerable attention to the name and took it to its peak position on the chart in 1988. Popular for its "a" ending and association with other existing favorites such as Karen and Carrie.