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What does Keren mean?

Keren Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ke-, glorious, dignity (gracious), light, biblical


VARIANTS Kerena, Kerensa



(female) Kelen, ..

(male) Kerna, ..

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)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jemima and Karen (#504 IN 2015) are the prominent variation forms of Keren (#1722). 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keren, Jemima, Karen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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-sounding 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.

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