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What does Karena mean?

Karena Pronunciation of Karena [kare-na] as a girls' name is of Latin and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Karena is "beloved; pure; maiden". Karena is an alternate form of Carina (Latin). Karena is also a variation of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Karena is also used as a derivative of Corinna (Greek), Karina (Scandinavian, Latin) and Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


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.

63 more alternative forms via Carina, Catherine, Corinna, Karina, Katherine: Caren, Carin, Carine, Carita, Caron, Carren, Caryn, Carynn, Catina, Catreena, Catreina, Catrina, Catryna, Kareen, Karen, Karene, Kari, Karin, Karine, Karinne, Karita, Karon, Karri, Karrin, Karyn, Karynn, Kasia, Kasienka, Kasja, Kaska, Kassia, Kasya, Kata, Katarina, Kate, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katenka, Katerina, Katey, Katha, Kathrene, Kathrina, Katia, Katica, Katina, Katinka, Katka, Katla, Katrena, Katria, Katriana, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Katriona, Katrya, Katryna, Katya, Kaye, Koreen and Trina.

Creative forms:
(female) Karela, Kirena, ..

(male) Karein, Kareta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karena Meadow (K.M.), ..

How popular is Karena?

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. Demographics)

Karena entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #1223 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Karena listed in the Top 2000 are Katherine (#84 from current records), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Karina (#462), Karen (#504), Carina (#1067), Katerina (#1158), Katrina (#1167), Katarina (#1349), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Katey, Katina, Korina, Trina, Kaye, Katya, Katrena, Kathrina, Karon, Catina, Catrina, Caryn, Caron, Carin, Corina, Corinna, Caren, Karri, Karin, Corrina and Karyn. These relations of Karena were popular as baby names in the 1960s (average #1132) and are now significantly less common (#1632, down 87%), with forms like Kaye becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karena, Caren, Carin, Carina, Caron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Catherine, Catina, Catrina, Corina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corinna, Corrina, Karen, Kari, Karin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karina, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Katarina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katerina, Katey, Katherine, Kathrina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katia, Katina, Katrena, Katrina, Katya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Korina, Trina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karena is alike in pronunciation to Corena, Corona, Coryna, Karaina, Kariana, Karianna, Karinya, Kerena, Keriana, Kiriana, Korinna, Korynna and Kyreena. Other suggested similar names are Dorena, Earlena, Fareena, Farina, Irena, Jaena, Kadena, Kalana, Kalea, Kalina, Kamea, Kamren, Kara, Karan, Kareema, Karensa, Karess, Karida, Karimah, Karla, Karlina, Karlla, Karma, Karmela, Karmia, Karra, Karren, Karysa, Katana, Katreena, Keena, Kerensa, Korenda, Koryn, Koryne, Lareina, Larina, Madena, Malena, Mareena, Maren, Marina, Marlena, Marna, Morena, Nadena, Ravena, Sabrena, Sareena, Sarene, Sarina, Sirena, Talena, Taren, Tyrena, Urena, Valena, Varina, Varona, Verena, Yarina and Yaryna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karena.

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