What does Caren mean?
Caren \c(a)-ren\ as a girls' name means "beloved; pure". Caren is a variant of Carina (Latin). Caren is also a form of Caron (Greek): variant of Karen. Caren is also used as a variant of Catherine (Greek), Katherine (Greek).
Caren▼ has 26 variants: Carin, Carine, Caronn, Caronne, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn▼, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Karin▼, Karine, Karon▼, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn▼, Karynn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn and Kerynne.
Caren is a very popular first name for women (#1123 out of 4276, Top 26%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#36136 out of 88799, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Caren for girls. Caren was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #536 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Caren and affiliated names. Cari, Carina, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Catherine (#170 last year), Karan, Karen (#492), Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn, Katherine (#83) and Taryn (#853) are the popular varying forms of Caren. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Cari, Carina, Karen, Karyn and Taryn falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Caren▼ is pronounced similarly to Careen, Carreen, Carwen, Coreen, Coren, Corene▼, Corin, Coryn, Kareen, Karene, Keren and Koren. Other recommended similar baby names are Calen, Camren, Carden, Caree, Carel, Carey▼, Carlen, Carma, Carmen▼, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Casen, Cerena, Charin, Ciaran, Corena, Cyrena, Cyrene, Faren, Laren and Maren. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caren.