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Popularity
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Karan

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How popular is the baby name Karan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1936 12 12 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 19 19 0
1939 26 26 0
1940 31 31 0
1941 56 56 0
1942 84 84 0
1943 91 91 0
1944 73 73 0
1945 59 59 0
1946 95 95 0
1947 98 98 0
1948 87 87 0
1949 95 95 0
1950 106 106 0
1951 98 98 0
1952 110 110 0
1953 108 108 0
1954 115 115 0
1955 156 156 0
1956 170 170 0
1957 164 164 0
1958 137 137 0
1959 152 152 0
1960 110 110 0
1961 112 112 0
1962 115 115 0
1963 85 85 0
1964 101 101 0
1965 91 91 0
1966 80 80 0
1967 56 56 0
1968 49 49 0
1969 50 50 0
1970 45 45 0
1971 52 52 0
1972 31 31 0
1973 28 23 5
1974 22 22 0
1975 23 23 0
1976 16 16 0
1977 24 24 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 19 19 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 19 13 6
1982 8 8 0
1983 19 11 8
1984 28 15 13
1985 17 10 7
1986 21 5 16
1987 28 11 17
1988 30 9 21
1989 32 10 22
1990 37 0 37
1991 40 6 34
1992 51 12 39
1993 36 0 36
1994 68 7 61
1995 88 10 78
1996 73 7 66
1997 58 5 53
1998 52 0 52
1999 86 13 73
2000 55 5 50
2001 77 0 77
2002 60 0 60
2003 74 6 68
2004 82 9 73
2005 63 0 63
2006 41 0 41
2007 38 0 38
2008 35 0 35
2009 47 0 47
2010 33 0 33
2011 28 0 28
2012 34 0 34
2013 30 0 30
2014 19 0 19
2015 23 0 23

Fun Facts about the name Karan

  • How many people with the first name Karan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,813 babies born with the first name Karan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karan to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Karan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karan is Thursday, September 30th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Karan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karan was in 1956 with a total of 170 babies.
  • Random Karan Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karan is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Karan: Your name in reverse order is Narak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nkaar. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Karan as a first name

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Popularity of Karan as a last name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Karan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Karan as well as things modernly associated with the name Karan such as celebrities named Karan.

Origin and Meaning of Karan

The name "Karan" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Helper, companion". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.

Karan Ashley

Karan was born in 1975.

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Alternative Meanings

Kis for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

Ais for able, for you surely are.

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

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