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What does Karlen mean?

Karlen Pronunciation of Karlen [karlen] as a name for girls is of Old German and English origin, and the meaning of the name Karlen is "free man". Karlen is an alternate form of Carlene (Old German). Karlen is also a form of Caroline (Old German). Karlen is also used as a form of Karleen (English) and Karolina (Slavic, Old German).


Karlen has 17 variants: Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlin, Carline, Carllen, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carlynne, Karlein, Karlene, Karlin, Karline, Karlyn and Karlynn.

45 more alternative forms via Carlene, Caroline, Karleen, Karolina: Caraleen, Caralin, Caralyn, Carileen, Carilena, Carilyn, Carla, Carlaena, Carleena, Carlena, Carlenna, Carley, Carlina, Carly, Carlyna, Carolan, Carole, Carolein, Carolin, Carolyn, Charleen, Charlena, Charlene, Karaleen, Karaleena, Karalina, Karaline, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karla, Karlena, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karlinka, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Sharlena and Sharlene.

Creative forms:
(female) Kanlen, Kirlen, ..

(male) Karken, Karsey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karlen Yesenia (K.Y.), ..

How popular is Karlen?

Karlen is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25272 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Carla (#873 from current records), Carleen, Carlene, Carley (#1106), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Carole, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Carolyn (#752), Charleen, Charlene (#1532), Karla (#510), Karleen, Karlene, Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karolina (#1712), Karoline (#1605), Karolyn and Sharlene are the prominent varying forms of Karlen (outside Top 2000). These relations of Karlen were favored 75 years ago (median #1037) and are now significantly less common (#1484, 79.4%), with forms such as Carley becoming less stylish. Caroline and Karlie are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley, Carline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carlyn, Carole, Carolin, Caroline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Charleen, Charlene, Karla, Karleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlene, Karli, Karlie, Karolina, Karoline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karolyn, Sharlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Caroline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karlen is pronounced similarly to Corlene and Karlyne. Other suggested similar names are Arlen, Careen, Caren, Carle, Carlee, Carmen, Carwen, Caylen, Dareen, Darien, Darlyn, Earley, Fallen, Faren, Galen, Gaylen (see Gayle), Harlea, Harlee, Harleen, Kaelee, Kaelyn, Kahlei, Kailene, Kailyn, Kalan, Kalea, Kalee, Kaleen, Kalei, Kalena, Kallan, Kalle, Kallee, Kalley, Karalee, Karalynn, Karan, Kareen, Kareena, Karene, Karin, Karlah, Karlee, Karly, Karman, Karmen, Karmyn, Karrena, Karyn, Karynn, Katleen, Katlyn, Katrien, Kaylea, Kayleen, Kayley, Kaylyn, Kellen, Keren, Kerilyn, Koreen, Kylen, Larsen, Mareen, Maren, Marien, Marlea, Marlee, Marleen, Marlene, Marley, Sareen and Taren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karlen.

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