What does Keren mean?
Keren [keren] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Karen.
1 more relation via Jemima, Kezia: Kessy.Creative forms:
(female) Kelen, Krien, ..
(male) Kerden, Kerna, .. Middle name pairings:
Keren Peighton (K.P.), ..
How popular is Keren?
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)
Keren was first listed in 1996 and reached its apex rank of #1490 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #1722 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Jemima and Karen (#504 in 2015) are the prominent variation forms of Keren (#1722 in 2015). These relations of Keren were favored by parents in the 1960s (average #1334) and have become much less widespread since (#1408, ▼99%), with the version Karen becoming less fashionable.
Keren is pronounced similarly to Careen, Caren, Carin, Caron, Carren, Coreen, Coren, Corene, Corin, Karan, Kareen, Karene, Karin▼, Karine, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn▼, Karyne, Keriann, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Keryn, Koryn and Koryne. Other suggested similar names are Aren, Belen▲, Bergen, Bren, Deren, Deven, Eiren, Faren, Helen▼, Iren, Kalen, Kameren, Kamren, Karee, Karel, Karena, Karlen, Karmen, Keena, Kellen, Kera, Keree, Kerenza, Keri▼, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri▼, Kerry▼, Kersten, Keryl, Kevyn, Kore, Koree, Korena, Korey, Kylen, Laren, Loren▼, Maren, Megen, Perren, Taren and Wren▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keren.See names in meaning and etymology.