What does Caren mean?
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) with the suffix -en. Caren is also a form of Caron (Greek). Caren is also used as a variant of Catherine (Greek), Karen (Danish, Greek) and 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 has 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:
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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)
Shown below is the birth name history of Caren for girls. 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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the girl name Caren and affiliated 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%).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.