Karena

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karena

"Karena" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Karena

Karena Lam is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present.

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Karena was born on October 12th, 1959 in Kensington. Karena is also known as Pazdirek and Karena.

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Karena was born on September 29th, 1979 in New Zealand.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 6 6 0
1948 8 8 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 5 5 0
1953 6 6 0
1955 9 9 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 9 9 0
1961 16 16 0
1962 16 16 0
1963 11 11 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 20 20 0
1966 27 27 0
1967 34 34 0
1968 49 49 0
1969 75 75 0
1970 101 101 0
1971 100 100 0
1972 97 97 0
1973 100 100 0
1974 114 114 0
1975 98 98 0
1976 92 92 0
1977 96 96 0
1978 86 86 0
1979 78 78 0
1980 70 70 0
1981 68 68 0
1982 60 60 0
1983 61 61 0
1984 49 49 0
1985 62 62 0
1986 67 67 0
1987 69 69 0
1988 67 67 0
1989 78 78 0
1990 67 67 0
1991 67 67 0
1992 81 81 0
1993 95 95 0
1994 89 89 0
1995 72 72 0
1996 86 86 0
1997 74 74 0
1998 79 79 0
1999 58 58 0
2000 82 82 0
2001 79 79 0
2002 49 49 0
2003 50 50 0
2004 58 58 0
2005 40 40 0
2006 40 40 0
2007 36 36 0
2008 33 33 0
2009 41 41 0
2010 28 28 0
2011 26 26 0
2012 26 26 0
2013 25 25 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 21 21 0
2016 26 26 0
2017 22 22 0

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Popularity of Karena as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Karena

  • How Popular is the name Karena? Karena is the 4,838th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Karena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,401 babies born with the first name Karena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karena to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karena is Saturday, May 2nd, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Karena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karena was in 1974 with a total of 114 babies.
  • Random Karena Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karena is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Karena: Your name in reverse order is Anerak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Araenk. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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