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What does Careen mean?

Careen Pronunciation of Careen [ca-reen] as a girls' name is pronounced ke-REEN. Modern name. Possibly a combination of Cara with the -een suffix, or a variant of Corinne or Carina. Literary: first used in Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" for Carreen, the younger sister of Scarlet. Sometimes used as a variant of Karen.

Associated with: modern, combination (blend).


Careen has 2 variants: Carreen and Karine.

51 more related forms via Cara, Carina, Corinne, Karen, Scarlet: Caera, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralin, Caralyn, Careena, Caren, Carena, Carenna, Caretta, Cariana, Carin, Carina, Carine, Carinna, Carinne, Carita, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrie, Carrin, Carrina, Carrine, Carron, Carry, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Coreen, Corene, Corrin, Corynn, Karan, Kareen, Kareena, Karena, Karene, Karin, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Koreen, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Camen, Cereen, ..


Middle name pairings:
Careen Eleanor (C.E.), ..

How popular is Careen?

Careen is a rare given name for women. Careen is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Careen (not ranked) are Scarlet (#376 via latest list), Karen (#504), Cara (#727), Corinne (#733), Taryn (#1062), Carina (#1067), Carrie (#1680), Karon, Karin, Karyn, Caren, Karena, Karren, Karan, Caryn, Carry, Coreen, Corene, Caron, Corrin and Carin. Other variants, like Karryn, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Careen reached its highest 6 decades ago (adoption of 3.81%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.13%, 96%), with forms such as Karin becoming somewhat dated. Scarlet is the most chic birth name in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cara, Caren, Carin, Carina, Caron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Carry, Caryn, Coreen, Corene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corinne, Corrin, Karan, Karen, Karena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn, Scarlet, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Karen, Karin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Careen is pronounced similarly to Caronne, Carwen, Coreene, Coren, Corenne, Corin, Corinn, Correen, Correne, Corryn, Coryn, Karynn, Keren and Koren. Other recommended names are Aireen, Cadee, Calee, Caleen, Calen, Carely, Caress, Cariel, Carileen (see Caroline), Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlin, Carllen, Carlyn, Carmon, Carmy, Carree, Carrey, Casee, Casen, Catleen, Catreen, Cayleen, Cerian, Charleen, Charmeen, Chereen, Ciaran, Claireen, Coreana (see Corinna), Corena, Correna, Cree, Dareen, Daveen, Doreen, Farren, Janeen, Kaleen, Karee, Laren, Larren, Larsen, Laureen, Marceen, Maree, Mareena, Maren, Margeen, Marlen, Nadeen, Noreen, Nureen, Sabreen, Sareen, Sareena, Shareen, Taleen, Taree and Zareen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Careen.

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