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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.

Baby names that sound like Karen are Karene, Kareen, Karren, Karan, Keren and Koren.

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Popularity of Karen

Karen is a very popular first name for women (#13 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#35496 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Karen compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Karen only.


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