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Popularity
987k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Karen

Gender: Girl. Ranked #43 most popular

What does the name "Karen" mean?

Karen (Scandinavian): Pure

The name "Karen" is of Scandinavian origin and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nerak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Raenk". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Karen" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Karen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 986,566 babies born with the name Karen in the United States. That's more than enough Karens to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1881 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Karen" was in 1957 with a total of 40,583 babies. (That's a lot of baby Karens)

According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Karen" is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 22 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 2,211 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Karen popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Karen in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Karen

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Lucy was born in 1989 as Karen Lucille Hale in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan is an actress, model, and director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Karen was born in 1987 in Inverness, Scotland.

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Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter is a musician and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1965 to 1983. Karen was born in 1950 as Karen Anne Carpenter in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Karen Allen

Karen Allen is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1978 to present. Karen was born in 1951 as Karen Jane Allen in Carrollton, Illinois, U.S.

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Karen Grassle

Karen Grassle is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1968 to present. Karen was born in 1942 as Karen Trust Grassle in Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Karen Dotrice

Karen Dotrice is an actress and voice actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1964 to 1984. Karen was born in 1955 in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

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Past life for Karen born Nov 6, 2011

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1725. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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