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What does Karin mean?

Karin Pronunciation of Karin as a girls' name is of Swedish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Karin is "pure". Variant of Katherine. Also a variant of Karen in America and Britain. Also form of Catherine. Also form of Karina.



ASSOCIATED WITH greek, pure (virgin), britain (england)


RELATIONS VIA KAREN, KATHERINE Cait, Caitrin, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carri, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Cati, Catie, Catina, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Kait, Kaitie, Kaitlin, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn, Kaity, Karan, Karen, Karena, Kari, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karri, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Karynn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassia, Kassie, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Katalin, Katarina, Kate, Katee, Katena, Katerina, Katey, Katha, Katherin, Kathi, Kathie, Kathirin, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryn, Kathy, Kati, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katinka, Katka, Katla, Katline, Katrena, Katria, Katriana, Katriane, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Katriona, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kaylin, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Keryn, Kit, Taran, Taren, Taryn, Trina, Trine

(female) Kalrin, ..

(male) Kare, ..

Karin Rosalie (K.R.), ..

How popular is Karin?

Karin is a very prominent first name for females (#546 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Karin entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #306 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Caren, Cari, Carin, Carina (#1072 LAST YEAR), Caron, Carri, Caryn, Catherine (#204), Catina, Catrina, Kaitlin, Karan, Karen (#635), Karena, Kari (#1569), Karina (#600), Karon, Karren, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kassie, Katarina (#1594), Kate (#285), Katerina (#1173), Katey, Katherin, Katherine (#112), Kathi, Kathie, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryn (#453), Kathy, Kati, Katie (#449), Katina, Katrena, Katrina (#1516), Katy (#1790), Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kaylin (#938), Kit, Taryn (#1504) and Trina are the popular varying forms of Karin appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Karin was more pronounced among parents in the 1950s (MEDIAN #1204) and has become much less since (#1664, 87% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Catrina becoming less trendy. Katerina is the most chic baby name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Caren, Cari, Carin, Carina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caron, Carri, Caryn, Catherine, Catina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Kaitlin, Karan, Karen, Karena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Karina, Karon, Karren, Karri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Kassi, Kassie, Katarina, Kate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katerina, Katey, Katherin, Katherine, Kathi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathie, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryn, Kathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katie, Katina, Katrena, Katrina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kaylin in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathryn, Katie, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karin is alike in pronunciation to Careen, Carine, Carrine, Corin, Corinn, Coryn, Kareen, Karene, Kariann, Karianne, Karine, Karinne, Karrine, Karyne, Keren, Keriann, Kerin, Kerrine, Korin, Korine, Korinne, Korrin, Koryn, Koryne and Kyrene. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Airin, Arin, Cardin, Carmin, Farin, Kadian, Kaia, Kailin, Kalen, Kalie, Kalin, Kalina, Kamerin, Kamrin, Karaina, Kareina, Kariana, Karie, Karima, Karinna, Karinya, Karis, Karita, Karlein (see Caroline), Karlen, Karlin, Karline, Karlyn, Karma, Karmen, Karmia, Karmin, Karmina, Karolin, Karrie, Karrina, Karyna, Katrin, Keri, Khris, Klari, Kori, Korina, Kris, Laurin, Marin, Marrin, Satin, Tarin and Terin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karin.

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