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What does Carin mean?

Carin Pronunciation of Carin [carin] as a girls' name is a Latin and Greek name, and the name Carin means "beloved; pure". Carin is an alternate form of Carina (Latin). Carin is also a form of Caron (Greek). Carin is also used as a variant of Catherine (Greek), Karen (Danish, Greek) and Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Carin has 26 variants: Caren, 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.

83 more different relations via Carina, Caron, Catherine, Karen, Katherine: Cadi, Cait, Caitie, Caitlin, Caitria, Caitrin, Caitrine, Caitrinn, Caity, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Cari, Cariana, Carinna, Carita, Carri, Carrina, Cass, Cassi, Cassie, Cassy, Cat, Catalin, Catarina, Catarine, Cate, Caterina, Caterine, Catey, Cath, Catha, Catharin, Cathe, Catherin, Cathi, Cathie, Cathirin, Cathrine, Cathrinn, Cathryn, Cathy, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Catlina, Cato, Catreen, Catreina, Catrice, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Catriona, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kait, Kaitrin, Karena, Kari, Karina, Karita, Karna, Karri, Kasia, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katina, Katria, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Kaylin, Taran, Taren, Taryn, Trina and Trine.

Creative forms:
(female) Cayrin, Cirin, ..

(male) Caning, Caton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carin Xiomara (C.X.), ..

How popular is Carin?

Carin is a very prominent first name for women (#1789 out of 4276, Top 42%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#96480 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Carin entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #942 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Carin are Katherine (#84 last year), Catherine (#179), Katie (#309), Karina (#462), Karen (#504), Caitlin (#609), Kaylin (#619), Taryn (#1062), Carina (#1067), Katrina (#1167), Cassie (#1264), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Karon, Karena, Karin, Kati, Trina, Katina, Karyn, Karri, Karren, Catrina, Caryn, Cassi, Cassy, Carri, Caron, Caren, Cari, Catarina, Cate, Cathy, Catina, Catriona, Cathryn, Cathrine, Cathi, Cathie and Karan. Other forms, like Carron, are uncommon. These forms of Carin were favored as baby names 6 decades ago (usage of 4.64%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.6%, 87% less), with versions like Katherine becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassi, Cassie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cassy, Catarina, Cate, Catherine, Cathi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathie, Cathrine, Cathryn, Cathy, Catina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Karan, Karen, Karena, Kari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karina, Karon, Karren, Karri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Katherine, Kati, Katia, Katie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katina, Katrina, Kaylin, Taryn, Trina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Catherine, Catriona, Karen, Karin outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katie, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carin is pronounced similarly to Carinne, Carreen, Carrine, Chorine, Coreen, Coren, Corene, Coriann, Corin, Corinne, Corrine, Corrinn, Corryn, Corynn, Karene, Karinne, Karrine, Karyne, Keren, Kerin, Koren, Korin, Korine, Korrin and Koryn. Other recommended names are Cadie, Cain, Cali, Calin, Calina, Camrin, Capri, Cara, Cardin, Carie, Cariel, Caris, Carla, Carlin, Carling, Carly, Carma, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmin, Carmy, Carna, Caro, Carry, Carson, Cary, Casi, Cason, Ceria, Cerian, Charie, Charin, Ciaran, Ciri, Clari, Cori, Corie, Corina, Cris, Cyrina, Czarina, Eadin, Farin, Farrin, Mairin, Marin, Marlin, Satin and Tarin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carin.

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