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Karen meaning and name origin

Karen \k(a)-ren\ as a girl's name is pronounced KARE-en. It is of Danish origin. Short form of Katherine (Greek) "pure". See also Caryn, Karina, and Keren. Writer Karen Blixen; singer Karen Carpenter; actress Karen Allen.

Karen has 29 variant forms: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kerynne, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

For more information, see also related names Careen, Carina, Kalina and Catherine.

Karen is also pronounced similarly to Carwen, Coren, Kareen, Karene, Karine, Karyne, Karynn, Kerin, Koreen, Koren, Korin, Koryn and Kyrene. Other suggested similar baby names are Faren, Kalen, Kamren, Karee, Kareena, Kareina, Karel, Karena, Karenah, Karenna, Karlen, Karma, Karmen, Karrena, Karyna, Kerena, Korena, Laren and Maren.

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Popularity of Karen

Karen is a very popular first name for females (#13 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#35496 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Karen name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Karen with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Karen name in U.S.
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