Karen Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \k(a)-ren\
Number in U.S 👶 989,000
Rate in 2021 1532
Numerology 🔢 22
Name origin 🌍 English

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"Karen" is a popular name for girls that has English origin. Meaning of the name Karen is: "Pure".

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12/9/2022 3:50:56 AM

Love the name Karen, feel It'sounds strong and feminine. Born in 1982 in the'states, it was popular but not overly so (typically one other girl in my class with the'same name). My parents named me Karen Ren?e, which I think go well together. Friends (when younger) mainly nicknamed me Kare or Kare Bear; only my BrIt'sh friend calls me Kazza, which I think is cute.

11/29/2022 11:05:20 AM

I'm a Karen born in 1980 and It's ok. Never loved it, never hated it, always wished I would have had a nickname other than K. What is REALLY annoying me now is that I get asked all the time (usually by those 25 & under) how to spell my name, with a C or with a K! Seriously? Just because a handful of people in their teens are named Caren, assume that everyone else is with a K unless You're told otherwise!!

11/19/2022 8:40:48 PM

I love my name.Was born in the fifties.I have noticed how often lately this name is used on a tv show,movie or commercial.Pretty cool!

10/31/2022 10:19:40 PM

I love my name Karen Elizabeth(sister of Linda Ann).Born in 1960, I was supposed to be a boy.My mom suggested naming me Roberta to appease my dad but fortunately he'said no. My favorite aunt gave me my middle name.In higher grades, I was called "Tall Karen" by my teache's due to the popularity of my name. No nicknames for me but that's okay. I am inter'sted in baby names and one time I read of a Karen Elizabeth born on my birthday! Parents need to more aware of the names they pick and how it can influence a child's life and not be so trendy-trendy.

10/17/2022 9:28:54 AM

My name is Karen Louise, and I am proud of it! I was born into a military in 1972. We moved several times during my growing up and I still love traveling. My nicknames were usually based on the fact that I have red hair, not the name Karen. I always had fun writing the K just as fancy as I possibly could. For me Karen will always be spelled with a K, the proper way.

10/13/2022 5:18:54 PM

Born in 1977, there were so many Karen's. I never was crazy about my name and I'm still not . I always wanted to be something elegant like Elizabeth or Sarah. I read a comment above by another Karen Anne (Ann), who was also nicknamed Kay Kay. Pretty neat that there is someone out there similar to me. There were lots of siblings named Karen & Kathy, like we were also. In another comment someone mentioned pronunciation in the north and south. My experience is actually the polar opposite. South Kay-i-run, and North Karn in one syllable.

10/9/2022 1:05:56 PM

i've always loved my name Karen Leigh - born in 1976. There was only one other Karen in my school growing up. It's a strong, feminine name and easy to pronounce. I'm not embarrassed to say my name in business meetings either.

9/28/2022 12:53:34 PM

Born in '62, knew only 5 or 6 other Karen's over the years. Knew a couple of Caren's with a C. No nicknames. I love my name. I wasn't crazy about it when I was a child, because I preferred something I considered "prettier" like Susan or Michelle. But by young adulthood I grew to really like my name. Like so many here have said, Karen is feminine and graceful but strong. It's strong and calm feminine rather than "frilly" girly. I'm very glad to hear Karen more frequently lately for characters on TV, usually in their 30s or younger! I don't want my lovely name to die out as an 'old lady name'! My youngest son's girlfriend's name is Karen Nicole, and she is 18, so that is a good sign. It's a strong sweet sexy name, bring it back!

9/21/2022 3:23:02 AM

I have always liked my name, Karen and my middle name is Ann. I was born in 1964 and have only known of 2 other girls named Karen, one in Catholic grade school and the other in Public High School. I never run into other Karens, and I like it that it is rare. My friends call me Kare, or Carebear as a nickname and when I was little my 4 brothe's and sisters called me T'ann because I'm the oldest and they couldn't say Karen, my mom even called my that'sometimes as an endearment. My family has strong German origins and I read someone else's comment that it is a good German name, now that made me really proud of my name, my one brother is Frank and I knew his was German. Supposedly,my mother named me Karen as it is a take on Katherine, which was my Grandmothe's name on my mothe's side. Not sure if it really is a take on Katherine, but that is what my mother beli'ved. I love my name: Karen Ann

9/13/2022 11:27:32 PM

My name is Karen Stella and i really like my name because i was always the only karen in class, it made me feel unique . There were a lot of Hannah s and Ashley s btw. I was born in 2000 . My family pronounces it KAH-ren , everybody else ke-ren.

9/8/2022 12:40:42 PM

I love my name! My namesake is my great-grandmother from Denmark. She was loved by all the family, so I have a few cousins who are also named Karen. I am one of those who was born in 1935. Yes! I am 78.

9/5/2022 11:15:20 PM

I was born in 1964 when it was becoming very popular. I have a cousin named Karen and my best friend is named Karen. I also work with a Karen. I like my name and always have. I was so named because my family is frm Germany and it is used there though mostly with an "i". I like that there are no nick names for it. It has served me well. I work in a school and I don't think Ive heard of a child named Karen in years.

8/15/2022 2:34:12 AM

My name is Carin pronounced Karen and i have to admit i have never been made fun of because of my name'so i guess its pretty cool. It's not overly common either'so it all works out.

8/11/2022 4:19:30 AM

My name was Karan, pronounced the'same as Karen but my mother wanted to spell it differently. I never liked it! The'spelling really annoyed me too. I changed it by deed poll in my early 20's and it was one of the best things I ever did :)

8/5/2022 5:35:06 AM

I love this name. It's so simple yet you can't mispronounce it.

7/6/2022 2:37:48 PM

I was born karen Nicole in 1993. I love my name I sometimes change the'spelling to karyn, I think It's more feminine with a y. That's just me but I wouldn't trade my name for the world.

5/21/2022 9:39:00 AM

My name is Karen and I was born in 1990. My mum wanted a name that couldnt be shortened and thought that this was the name . . funny though as My friends all call me Kaz !!

5/4/2022 3:03:00 PM

I don't even'think people name babies Karen. They just show up at age 35 with two kids to complain to retail workers and ask if they can speak to the manager.

4/8/2022 12:16:30 PM

I love the name Karen, but hate my middle name June, i get called Kow, Kazza Kay, Kazzie, Kazza Bazza, Kaz- it goes on, my favourite is Kazzie or Kazza, i named my daughters middle name after mine and she loves it, i was born in 1982 and i have known quite a few Karens older and younger than me in my life- love my name! x

3/29/2022 9:48:00 AM

I was born in the 1962's and in high school, It'seemed there were lots of Karen's, so I thought my name was common, boring. But since then i've liked it -- It's simple yet has a nice sound, easy to pronounce, and seems strong yet sweet. I like its meaning "pure".

2/19/2022 6:48:00 AM

My name is Karen, born in 1963. My middle name is Barbara which is a bit unusual. i've always liked my name, because It's a strong name but also a soft name. A great name that was not overly used for It's time like some othe's from the 1962's. I'm happy that my name could never be shortened or having a nickname. Once in a while I'might get called Kare. Thanks Dad for naming me.

2/15/2022 2:09:00 AM

I like my name. The only thing I don't like is that It'seems to be associated with older ladies. I was born in 1976 but DON'T feel However, i've noticed that the name has been used ALOT on tv lately for different characters, many of the actors portraying a younger person. Commercials, sitcoms, movies and ect. So much lately, that everytime it happens, I tell my husband SEE my name is coming back! I like that it has the'sound "care" in it. I think it would look very modern spelled Karyn or Karin. But It'seems traditional names are coming back. Also, i've never been nicknamed from "karen" but I read where some women named Karen are nicknamed Kaz or Kazzie. While I don't get the connection, I think that's kind of cute.

2/4/2022 8:00:54 PM

I was born in 1984. My name is Karen Violet. I was never embarrassed or made fun of for my name Karen, but was actually embarrasssd by my middle name Violet. My mom was Violet and she hated the name. But everyone tells me they think Karen Violet sounds pretty and I have grown to love my names together... I never went to school with any Karen's but at the company I work at there are 7 Karens. Only one is younger than me. Most are around 10 years older.

1/4/2022 6:23:42 AM

i luv the name karen, becaues It's my name..... what does it mean?

12/31/2021 3:28:12 PM

i guess the name karen is okay...i dont have any nicknames, though...except in my spanish class i am called karin, which is the'spanish version of karen. I am 13 years old.

12/30/2021 11:54:54 PM

I have grown to love my name. I didn't like It'so much growing up because It's such an older'sounding name (born in 2003) but i've grown to love it. Mine is spelled Karyn and I love my middle name with it Alexandra. i've recently heard that the name Karen'typically has the nickname Kaz which is a little weird but kinda cute.

12/4/2021 1:00:36 AM

I never liked it much, I'm a 1967 baby and my mom liked it. I have grown to love it, I never met anyone with that name until I turned 50 and now i've met tons of them all spelled the'same way, I do hate any other'spelling of it. Karen it is! My family and close friends call me Kar and one friend calls me Kitty, but i've grown to love it. I never went to school with another Karen ever. I always say when asked my name, Karen, normal spelling.

12/2/2021 2:20:42 AM

I was born in 1975 and I love my name. You can't mispronounce it, your sure It's a girl's name, you can't shorten it to something horrid. I have always thought it was a strong, yet feminine name.

11/28/2021 9:29:06 PM

My name is Karen and i was born in 1985, and it was pretty popular then. Despite this, i only ever had a couple of other karen's in my school/ workplace. it is common enough, but more unique than Katherine/ Kate.

10/24/2021 6:52:30 AM

I was named after an Aunt Karen. Have a cousin Karen. My kindergarden'teacher was named Karen. My next door neighbor (she was a year older) was named Karen. I was one of three Karens in a high school class of 100 girls. There was also a Kerrin, Maren and a Taryn. Now that I'm pushing 30 and no longer living in the NE, I can finally go just by my first name and not Karen Q.

10/21/2021 6:29:06 PM

i've never been made fun of because of my name. It's not necessarily a popular name that I have noticed but I have never been'the only Karen in school or in the office.

10/7/2021 8:36:54 AM

My sister's name is Karen Elise. She was born in 2000. She went to school with one Karin. She goes to college with one Karin. She works with a Caren. And the previous owner of her horse was named Karen. So she knows 4 other Karens.

8/31/2021 6:12:54 PM

Nowadays, everyone wants their name to be different, so i've seen Karen, Karin, Karyn, etc. Seems to have been its most popular in late 50's. That and Debbie.

8/31/2021 8:09:00 AM

Karen is my name and I like it. When I was born in 1938, it was not known by many. Although I knew a girl in Iowa with the'same. I think my mother may have heard it on a radio show.

8/18/2021 6:12:00 PM

Unpopular opinion: pretty overrated and too frilly

7/24/2021 2:24:18 AM

I am from South Africa, Karen is not a very common name - just love being unique.... a proud karen

7/12/2021 4:49:12 PM

I love my name! I was named after Karen Carpenter as my Mum was a massive fan!


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Karen?
The origin of the name Karen is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Karen?
Almost 989000 people are named Karen.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Karen?
The names of Katherine, Katerina, Katarina, Katrina, Catarina