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What does Karan mean?

Karan Pronunciation of Karan [karan] as a girls' name. The meaning of Karan is "pure". Karan is a version of Karen (Danish, Greek): short variant of Katherine.

Associated with: pure (virgin).


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.

5 more alternative forms via Karen: Kari, Karna, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Kalran, Kriran, ..

(male) Kaman, Karbin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karan Akshara (K.A.), ..

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)

Karan entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #849 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Caren, Carin, Caron, Caryn, Karen (#504 in recent rankings), Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn and Taryn (#1062) are the prominent alternative forms of Karan rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Karan was well-received among parents during 1960-1969 (usage of 3.68%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.04%, 98.8%), with versions like Taryn becoming less trendy.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Karan is alike in pronunciation to Careen, Carine, Carwen, Coren, Corin, Kareen, Karene, Kariann, Karianne, Karine, Karinne, Karrine, Karyne, Karynn, Keriann, Kerin, Kerryn, Koreen, Koren, Korin, Korine, Korrin, Koryn, Koryne and Korynn. Other suggested similar names are Carlan, Carman, Ciaran, Doran, Eavan, Farran, Jazan, Kadian, Kaia, Kailan, Kaira, Kalan, Kalana, Kalani, Kama, Kamren, Kamrin, Kamron, Kamryn, Kara, Karah, Karaina, Karalyn, Karas, Karee, Karel, Karena, Kariana, Karina, Karlen, Karlyn, Karma, Karman, Karmen, Karmyn, Karra, Karrah, Karson, Karyna, Katana, Kayana, Kayann, Kira, Kora, Kyra, Marian, Maryan, Miran, Ragan and Saran. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karan.

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