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Taren (girl)

What does Taren mean?

Taren Pronunciation of Taren [taren] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Taren) means "pure". Taren is an alternate spelling of Karen (Danish, Greek): short variation of Katherine.

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Taren has 2 variants: Taran and Taryn.

20 more related forms via Karen: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn and Keryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Tarne, Tasen, ..

(male) Tarer, Tarny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Taren Grace (T.G.), ..

How popular is Taren?

Taren is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3929 out of 4276, Top 92%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Taren (not ranked) are Caren, Carin, Caron, Caryn, Karan, Karen (#504 via latest list), Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karren, Karyn and Taryn (#1062). Adoption of these forms of Taren was well-received among parents 6 decades ago (adoption of 3.7%) and is now much less, with forms such as Taryn becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caren, Carin, Caron, Caryn, Karan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Taryn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Taren is pronounced similarly to Tarin, Tarren, Tarryn, Tarynn, Terenne, Terin, Terrene, Terrin, Terryn, Teryn, Tirian, Tirien, Tirion, Tirrien, Tiryan, Tiryon and Tyrene. Other suggested similar names are Aren, Calen, Carden, Careen, Carlen, Coren, Darien, Deren, Eaden, Eiren, Faren, Galen, Haven, Iren, Kalen, Kamren, Kareen, Karmen, Keren, Koren, Laken, Laren, Larsen, Lauren, Maren, Marlen, Sharen, Tacey, Talea, Taleen, Talene, Tamryn, Tamzen, Tanea, Taney, Tara, Tarah, Taree, Tareena, Tarena, Taresa, Tarina, Tarra, Taryna, Tate, Terea, Teree, Terena, Terez, Tiare, Torey, Trea, Treen, Trena, Tyree, Tyrena, Valen and Wren. These names tend to be less commonly used than Taren.

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