What does Karan mean?
Karan /ka-ran/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Danish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Karan is "pure". Karan is a version of Karen (Danish, Greek): short variant of Katherine. Compare surname Koran.
Karan has 23 variants: Caren▼, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn▼, Carynn, Carynne, Karin▼, Karon▼, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn▼, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn and Kerynne.more]
How popular is Karan?
Karan is a very prominent first name for females (#1993 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#31085 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Karan for girls. Karan entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #831 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Caren, Caron, Caryn, Karen (#492 in 2014), Kari, Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn and Taryn (#853) are the prominent alternative forms of Karan rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3479%) and is now much less (usage 0.0595%, down 82.9%), with versions like Karen, Kari, Karon, Karyn and Taryn becoming somewhat dated. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Karan and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Karan is alike in pronunciation to Kareen, Karene, Kariann, Karine, Karyne, Karynn, Keren, Kerin, Koren, Korin and Koryn. Other suggested similar baby names are Kalan, Kara▲, Karah, Karaina, Karas, Karena, Kariana, Karina▲, Karma▼, Karman, Karyna and Saran. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karan.