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What does Karene mean?

Karene Pronunciation of Karene [karene] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Karene means "maiden; beloved". Karene is a variant form of Corinne (Greek): French variation of Corinna. Karene is also a variation of Karina (Scandinavian, Latin).

Associated with: greek.


Karene has 25 variants: Carinne, Carrine, Coreen, Corene, Corine, Corrin, Corrine, Corrinne, Corryne, Corynn, Kareen, Karin, Karine, Karinne, Karrine, Karyne, Kerrine, Koreen, Korine, Korinne, Korrin, Korrine, Korrinne, Koryn and Korynne.

7 more alternative forms via Corinne, Karina: Kareena, Kareina, Karena, Karenah, Karinna, Karyna and Korina.

Creative forms:
(female) Korene, ..

(male) Kareke, Kareny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karene Addelyn (K.A.), ..

How popular is Karene?

Karene is an unusual first name for females. Karene is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Karene (outside Top 2000) are Karina (#462 from recent data), Corinne (#733), Karena, Karin, Korina, Corrinne, Corrine, Corene, Corine, Corrin and Coreen. These relations of Karene were popular as baby names in the year 1996 (average #1566) and have become significantly less popular since (#1745, 77% less usage), with versions like Corrine going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coreen, Corene, Corine, Corinne, Corrin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corrine, Corrinne, Karena, Karin, Karina, Korina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karene is pronounced similarly to Careen, Caren, Carin, Carine, Caron, Caronne, Carren, Carwen, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Coreene, Coren, Corenne, Correne, Kariann, Karianne, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karyn, Keren, Keryn, Koren and Koryne. Other suggested similar names are Arene, Aurene, Carena, Carlene, Cyrene, Dalene, Dorene, Earlene, Erene, Harlene, Janene, Kacee, Kadee, Kadena, Kadence, Kaelene, Kalee, Kareema, Kareima, Karel, Karenna, Karensa, Karess, Karlen, Karlene, Karline, Karlyne, Karma, Karmen, Karmia, Karrina, Kasee, Kathrene, Katrine, Kylene, Lareine, Laren, Lorene, Maren, Marena, Marine, Marne, Myrene, Norene, Raene, Sarine, Sharene, Talene, Valene and Verene. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karene.

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