Karen

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Danish form of Karin (see also -ren) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

Caren
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gáren
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Sami
Kareen Danish Norwegian Swedish
Karen
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Káren
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Sami
Karete
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Norwegian
Karren
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Danish Norwegian Swedish

See also Kârat, Karena, Karense, Karne
For male forms see Karender, Karensius, Karenus

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Karenarson Iceland

Female

Karenardóttir Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see KA (name element)

Name Day

Norway Norway

2 August

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Karen
Genitive: Karens
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Karen
Genitive: Karenin
Partitive: Karenia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Karen
Accusative: Karen/Karenu
Dative: Karen/Karenu
Genitive: Karenar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Karen
Genitive: Karens
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Karen
Genitive: Karens

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Karen Christentze von Blixen-Finecke (née en, 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), Danish author

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[8]
24127 n.a. 4 n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
6333 n.a. 11 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
756 1178 60 69
Iceland Iceland[11]
782 1453 0 0
Finland Finland[12]
n.a. 485 n.a. 18
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Sources: [10] [8] [9] [12]

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Karen (f) Sources: [10][8][9][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Karen (f) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Karen (f)


References

  1. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Sydvestjysk navneskik gennem 300 år (1965)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables