The meaning, origin and other details about Karen

Meanings & Origins of Karen

What does Karen mean?

  • 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.

    in the Danish origin.
  • Pure; Innocent in the English origin.
  • Pure; Innocent in the Greek origin.

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  • There were 468 US births last year.
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