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What does Keren mean?

Keren \k(e)-ren\ as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-en. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Keren is "glorious dignity". Also possibly means "ray of light", "horn" or "fund". Short form of Kerenhappuch. Biblical: one of the three daughters of Job, the other two being Jemima and Kezia.


Keren has 2 variants: Kerena and Kerensa.

For more information, see also the related girl name Karen.

Keren has 18 more related variations via Jemima, Kezia: Jamina, Jemimah, Jeminah, Jemmie, Jemmimah, Jemmy, Kazia, Kessie, Kessy, Ketzia, Ketziah, Keziah, Kezzie, Kissie, Kizzie, Kizzy, Mima and Mimma.


Keren is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3431 out of 4276, Top 80%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#90252 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Keren and affiliated names. Jemima, Karen (#492 in 2014), Kizzie, Kizzy and Mima are the prominent variation forms of Keren (#unlisted). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.231%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1016%, down 56%), with the versions Karen and Kizzie becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jemima, Karen, Kizzie, Kizzy, Mima in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Keren is pronounced similarly to Caren, Coren, Karan, Kareen, Karene, Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn, Kerin, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerryn, Keryn, Koreen, Koren, Korin, Koryn and Kyrene. Other suggested similar baby names are Deren, Karena, Keree and Korena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keren.