Name Karen Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Karen

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Karen is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Karen thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Karen

Karen is a masculine name in Armenia. In other countries, e.g. in England, Germany and Scandinavia, it is a feminine name and derived from the Greek name Katherine. Besides, Karen is a Japanese name.

What is the meaning of the name Karen?

There is no meaning of the masculine name Karen. For girls, Karen means “pure” (from ancient Greek “katharós/κᾰθᾰρός”), “each of the two” (from ancient Greek “hekáteros/ἑκᾰ́τερος”), “one hundred” (from ancient Greek “hekatón/ἑκᾰτόν”), “far away” (from ancient Greek “hekás/ἑκᾰ́ς”), but as well “torture” (from ancient Greek “aikíā/αἰκῐ́ᾱ”). In Japanese, Karen means “flower” (華/ka) and “lotus”, “water lily” (蓮/ren).

Pronunciation of Karen

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Popularity of the name Karen

The name Karen is ranked #5618 overall.

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