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What does Caren mean?

Caren Pronunciation of Caren [caren] as a girls' name has its roots in Latin and Greek, and the name Caren means "beloved; pure". Caren is a variant form of Carina (Latin). Caren is also a form of Caron (Greek). Caren is also used as a variant of Catherine (Greek), Karen (Danish, Greek) and Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


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.

63 more alternative forms via Carina, Caron, Catherine, Karen, Katherine: Cadi, Cait, Caitey, Caitrin, Caity, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Cari, Cariana, Carinna, Carita, Caronwen, Carri, Carrina, Cass, Cassey, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Catheren, Cathern, Cathi, Cathryn, Cathy, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Cato, Catreen, Catreena, Catreina, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kareena, Karena, Kari, Karina, Karna, Karri, Kate, Katee, Katena, Katey, Katrena, Katrien, Kaye, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Caran, Charen, ..

(male) Caran, Carran, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caren Sabrina (C.S.), ..

How popular is Caren?

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 (#71808 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Caren was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #552 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caren name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caren outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Cari, Carin, Carina (#1067 last year), Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassey, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine (#179), Cathern, Cathi, Cathryn, Cathy, Catina, Catrina, Karan, Karen (#504), Karena, Kari (#1817), Karin, Karina (#462), Karon, Karren, Karri, Karyn, Kate (#222), Katey, Katherine (#84), Katrena, Kaye and Taryn (#1062) are the popular varying forms of Caren. Other forms, like Kerran, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Caren was at its peak 55 years ago (median #1127) and has become significantly reduced since (#1688, 87.5%).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carri, Caryn, Cassey, Cassi, Cassy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cate, Catherine, Cathern, Cathi, Cathryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathy, Catina, Catrina, Karan, Karen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karena, Kari, Karin, Karina, Karon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karren, Karri, Karyn, Kate, Katey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katrena, Kaye, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Karen, Karin, Kate, Katherine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caren is pronounced similarly to Carinne, Carreen, Carrine, Carwen, Coreen, Coreene, Corene, Corenne, Corin, Corinn, Correen, Correne, Corrin, Corryn, Coryn, Corynn, Kareen, Karyne, Keren, Kerin, Koreen, Koren, Korin, Koryn and Kyrene. Other recommended names are Cadena, Cain, Caleen, Calen, Calin, Camren, Camron, Capree, Carah, Carden, Caree, Carel, Caresa, Caress, Carey, Carlan, Carlen, Carlena, Carley, Carli, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carma, Carman, Carmel, Carmen, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Carol, Casen, Catee (see Kate), Cerena, Charin, Ciaran, Corena, Cyrena, Cyrene, Dareen, Deren, Faren, Farren, Iren, Laren, Larren, Mareen, Maren, Tarren and Valen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caren.

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