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] [8]

Related Names

Caren
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gáren
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Sami
Kareen
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Karen
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Káren
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
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Sami
Karete
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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 (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[9]
22965
n.a.
22960
n.a.
5
n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
6139
n.a.
6128
n.a.
11
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
801 1519
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[12]
855 1297 780 1212 75 85
Greenland Greenland[13]
397 1280
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
540
n.a.
520
n.a.
20
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Karen (f) Sources: [12][9][10][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Karen (f) Sources: [15]

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 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables