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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karlsen

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Alt. Meaning

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

R is for relax, you know how!

L is for little, the little things you do.

S is for serene, your calm time.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Notable Persons With the Last Name Karlsen

Josephine was given the name Josephine Skriver Karlsen on April 14th, 1993 in Copenhagen.


Svend Viking Karlsen is a strongman (strength athlete), bodybuilding, powerlifting, and strongman. Svend was given the name Svend Ødegård Karlsen on October 6th, 1967 in Drammen, Norway. Svend is also known as Viking and Singing Viking.


Lexie Karlsen is a playboy playmate. Lexie was born on October 26th, 1978 in Mesa, Arizona.


Tor-Kristian was born on June 15th, 1975.


Elizabeth Karlsen is a feature film producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Elizabeth was born in 1960 in New York.


John was born on October 20th, 1919.


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Popularity of Karlsen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karlsen U.S.
  White 91.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karlsen

People with the last name Karlsen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Karlsen

  • How Popular is the name Karlsen? As a last name Karlsen was the 37,229th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Karlsen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Karlsen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Karlsen: Your name in reverse order is Neslrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Klaners. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karlsen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 599 people with the last name Karlsen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karlsen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Karlsen as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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