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What does Karena mean?

Karena \k(a)-re-na\ as a girls' name is of Latin, Greek and Scandinavian derivation, and the meaning of the name Karena is "beloved; pure; maiden". Karena is a form of Carina (Latin); late 19th-century coinage: pet form of Cara (like Carita) and partly inspired by Karin. Karena is also a variation of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Karena is also used as a derivative of Corinna (Greek), Karina (Scandinavian) and Katherine (Greek).


Karena has 25 variants: Careena, Carena, Carenna, Cariana, Carinna, Carrina, Carynna, Coreana, Corina, Correna, Corrina, Corrinna, Kareena, Kareina, Karenah, Karenna, Karinna, Karrena, Karrina, Karyna, Karynna, Koreena, Korena, Korina and Korrina.

Karena has 16 more alternative forms via Carina, Catherine, Corinna, Karina, Katherine: Caren, Kareen, Karen, Karene, Karin, Karine, Karita, Karon, Karyn, Karynn, Katena, Katenka, Katina, Katrena, Katrina and Katryna.


Karena is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3260 out of 4276, Top 76%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karena and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Karena (#unlisted) are Katherine (#83 the previous year), Catherine (#170), Karina (#429), Karen (#492), Karyn, Carina, Katina, Katrina, Karon, Corina, Corrina, Caren, Karin and Corinna. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during 1970-1979 and is now significantly less popular, with forms like Karen, Katrina, Carina, Karyn and Karon becoming somewhat dated. Karina (#429) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caren, Carina, Catherine, Corina, Corinna, Corrina, Karen, Karin, Karina, Karon in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Katherine, Katina, Katrina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karena is alike in pronunciation to Corena, Karaina, Kariana, Karinya, Kerena and Kyreena. Other suggested similar baby names are Kadena, Kalena, Karan, Kareema, Kareima, Karensa, Karenza, Karima, Karlena, Karma, Karmia, Karna, Karren, Karyne, Keren, Koren, Kyrene, Larena, Marena, Sarena, Tarena and Varena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karena.