Karin

First Name
29k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
181
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karin

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

Wiktionary

From Swedish Karin, a medieval form of Katarina (“Catherine”). Also used as an English spelling variant of the much more common Karen.

  1. A female given name.

Karin was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Karin

Karin Dreijer Andersson is an electronic music, dark ambient, trip hop, experimental music, and alternative rock musician. She was most active from 1994 to present. Karin was given the name Karin Elisabeth Dreijer on April 7th, 1975 in Nacka, Sweden. Karin is also known as Fever Ray.

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Jan Smithers is an actress. She was most prominent from 1973 to 1973. Jan was given the name Karin Jan Smithers on July 3rd, 1949 in North Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Victoria Silvstedt is a model (people), actor, singing, and presenter. Victoria was given the name Karin Victoria Silvstedt on September 19th, 1974 in Skelleftehamn.

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Karin Pouw is a spokesperson. She holds the title Director of Public Affairs and Church of Scientology International.

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Karin Slaughter is a novelist, writer, and author. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Karin was born on January 6th, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Karin Konoval is an actor and actress. Karin was born on June 4th, 1961 in Baltimore.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Karin

Maya Karin is an actress, singer, channel v vj, channel v, and channel vvj. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Maya was given the name Maya Karin Roelcke on October 29th, 1979 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany.

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Rita Karin was an actress. Rita was given the name Rita Karpinowicz on October 24th, 1919 in Wilno, Poland. She died on September 10th, 1993.

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Struck was born on May 14th, 1947. She left this life on February 6th, 2006.

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Janet was born in 1938.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 6 6 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 5 5 0
1914 11 11 0
1915 13 13 0
1916 11 11 0
1917 6 6 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 11 11 0
1920 9 9 0
1921 10 10 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 5 5 0
1924 8 8 0
1925 10 10 0
1926 10 10 0
1927 10 10 0
1928 16 16 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 21 21 0
1931 22 22 0
1932 32 32 0
1933 44 44 0
1934 40 40 0
1935 41 41 0
1936 55 55 0
1937 92 92 0
1938 101 101 0
1939 109 109 0
1940 129 129 0
1941 185 185 0
1942 415 415 0
1943 236 236 0
1944 204 204 0
1945 175 175 0
1946 275 275 0
1947 384 384 0
1948 461 461 0
1949 347 347 0
1950 360 360 0
1951 468 468 0
1952 477 477 0
1953 481 481 0
1954 571 571 0
1955 606 606 0
1956 725 725 0
1957 689 689 0
1958 669 669 0
1959 721 721 0
1960 736 736 0
1961 731 731 0
1962 825 825 0
1963 895 895 0
1964 886 886 0
1965 917 917 0
1966 854 854 0
1967 947 947 0
1968 978 971 7
1969 1,013 1,008 5
1970 1,051 1,051 0
1971 878 873 5
1972 669 664 5
1973 654 654 0
1974 577 572 5
1975 503 503 0
1976 462 462 0
1977 482 474 8
1978 426 421 5
1979 337 331 6
1980 337 337 0
1981 311 311 0
1982 295 295 0
1983 245 240 5
1984 272 272 0
1985 196 196 0
1986 215 210 5
1987 195 195 0
1988 186 179 7
1989 181 181 0
1990 163 158 5
1991 148 148 0
1992 112 112 0
1993 146 141 5
1994 121 121 0
1995 93 87 6
1996 86 86 0
1997 90 90 0
1998 87 81 6
1999 89 83 6
2000 73 73 0
2001 71 71 0
2002 68 59 9
2003 59 54 5
2004 55 49 6
2005 51 46 5
2006 63 54 9
2007 50 41 9
2008 46 46 0
2009 43 43 0
2010 39 39 0
2011 35 29 6
2012 31 31 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 29 29 0
2016 26 26 0
2017 30 30 0

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Popularity of Karin as a first name

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Popularity of Karin as a last name

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Common last names for Karin

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  • Hanson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karin U.S.
  White 70.17% 64.26%
  African American 6.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karin

People with the last name Karin are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Karin

  • How Popular is the name Karin? Karin is the 1,419th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karin was the 99,845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,542 babies born with the first name Karin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karin to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karin is Friday, November 24th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Karin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karin was in 1970 with a total of 1,051 babies. That's a lot of babies named Karin!
  • Random Karin Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karin ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 10 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Karin: Your name in reverse order is Nirak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irnka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 181 people with the last name Karin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karin? Karin is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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