Origin:Danish
Popularity:2043
Meaning:pure
Karen is a female name of Danish origin. It originated with the Danes and the Greeks and is a diminutive of the more formal Katherine. Karen means "pure," which points to the wonderful innocence of childhood and the loving, pure nature baby embodies. A popular choice in the US, Karen is a timeless name that never goes out of style.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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