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Girl Name: Karen

Name: Karen
Pronunciation: \k(a)-ren\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Danish
Related Names: Careen, Carina, Kalina, Catherine
Sounds Like: Karena, Karene, Kareen, Koren
Variant forms: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kerynne, Taran, Taren, Taryn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 13
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 35496

Description

Karen \k(a)-ren\ as a girl's name is pronounced KARE-en. It is of Danish origin. Short form of Katherine (Greek) "pure". See also Caryn, Karina, and Keren. Writer Karen Blixen; singer Karen Carpenter; actress Karen Allen.

Karen has 29 variant forms: Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kerynne, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

For more information, see also related names Careen, Carina, Kalina and Catherine.

Baby names that sound like Karen are Karena, Karene, Kareen and Koren.

View a list of the 10 names that reference Karen.

Popularity

Karen is a very popular first name for women (#13 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#35496 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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