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What does Caron mean?

Caron Pronunciation of Caron [caron] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Caron) is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Caron is "pure". Variant of Karen. Also a Welsh name from "caru", "to love". Karen is a blend of Caron with gwen, "fair, white".

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin), blend, fair (beautiful), white.


Caron has 5 variants: Caren, Carin, Caronwen, Carren and Carron.

Affiliated girl names: Catherine and Katherine.

20 more related forms via Karen: Caronn, Carrin, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerron, Keryn, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Calon, Charon, ..

(male) Carcon, Caront, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caron Kinleigh (C.K.), ..

How popular is Caron?

Caron is a very prominent first name for females (#2062 out of 4276, Top 48%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#2690 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Caron was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #995 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Caren, Carin, Caryn, Catherine (#179 the previous year), Karan, Karen (#504), Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn, Katherine (#84) and Taryn (#1062) are the popular varying forms of Caron. Other forms, like Taren, are uncommon. These relations of Caron reached the peak of their popularity 55 years ago (median #707) and have become significantly less common since (#1546, 90%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caron, Caren, Carin, Caryn, Catherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karan, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karren, Karyn, Katherine, Taryn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caron is pronounced similarly to Careen, Carine, Carinne, Caronne, Carreen, Carrine, Carwen, Coreen, Coren, Corene, Corin, Corinn, Corrin, Corryn, Coryn, Corynn, Kareen, Karene, Karine, Karyne, Karynn, Keren, Kerin, Korin and Koryn. Other recommended names are Cain, Calyn, Cameron, Camrin, Camron, Camryn, Cara, Carden, Cardon, Carena, Cari, Carie, Carina, Caris, Carlan, Carlen, Carli, Carly, Carlyn, Carma, Carman, Carmi, Carmin, Carmon, Carmy, Carna, Caro, Carol, Caroll, Carrol, Carson, Carylon, Carys, Cason, Cato, Catrin, Charin, Charo, Cheron, Ciaran, Corona, Darion, Daron, Deron, Farron, Kason, Marjon, Maryon, Nanon and Sharon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caron.

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