What does Carin mean?
Carin /ca-rin/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Carin's name origins are Latin and Greek, 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).
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.
Carin has 22 more different relations via Carina, Caron, Catherine, Karen, Katherine: Cadi, Cait, Caitrin, Carena, Cari▼, Cariana, Carinna, Carita, Carri, Carrina, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Catrin, Catrina▼, Catrine, Kari▼, Karina▲, Taran, Taren and Taryn▼.Kreatif forms: Cerin, Cyrin. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Carin and related names. Popular varying forms of Carin (outside Top 1000) are Katherine (#83 last year), Catherine (#170), Karina (#429), Karen (#492), Taryn (#853), Kari, Karin, Karren, Karyn, Karon, Karan, Caron, Carina, Cari, Carri, Caryn, Catrina, Catina and Caren. Forms like Kerron are uncommon. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4071%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1565%, 61.6% less), with versions like Taryn, Karen, Carina, Caryn and Catrina becoming somewhat outmoded. Karina (#429) is the most chic name for newborns among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Carin is pronounced similarly to Careen, Carinne, Carrine, Carwen, Coren, Corin, Corine▼, Corinn, Corrin, Coryn, Kerin and Korin. Other recommended similar baby names are Cain, Calin, Camrin, Cardin, Carie, Caris, Carlin, Carma, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmin, Carmy, Carna, Cerian, Charin, Ciaran, Corina▼, Cyrina, Czarina, Farin, Marin and Tarin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carin.