Karin

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

1) Swedish younger form of Kadhrin (see Katrina) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Swedish short form of Karolina (see Carolina) [1]

Related Names

Carin
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Carinne Swedish
Charin
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Norwegian Swedish
Kaarin
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Finish Swedish
Karin
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Karín
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Icelandic

See also Kajsa, Karen, Kari and Karina
For male forms see Karinus

Matronyms (female)

Karinsdotter Sweden

Combinations

For combinations see KA (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Karin
Genitive: Karins
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Karin
Accusative: Karina
Dative: Karini
Genitive: Karinar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Karin
Genitive: Karinin
Partitive: Karinia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Karin
Accusative: Karin
Dative: Karin
Genitive: Karinar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Karin
Genitive: Karins
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Karin
Genitive: Karins

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

2 August

Norway Norway

2 August

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

25 November

Sweden Sweden

2 August

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Karin Månsdotter (6 November 1550 - 13 September 1612), Queen of Sweden, first a mistress and then the spouse of King Erik XIV of Sweden
  • Karin Michaëlis (née Katharina Marie Bech Brøndum, 20 March 1872 - 11 January 1950), Danish journalist and author
  • Karin Ann-Marie Söder (née Bergenfur, 30 November 1928 – 19 December 2015), Swedish politician
  • Karin Bang Brynildsen (3 December 1928 – 20 August 2017), Norwegian poet, novelist, children's writer and crime writer

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&
Sweden Sweden[9]
67214 157189 7 15
Denmark Denmark[10]
15343 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[11]
12690 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[12]
42 62 0 0
Finland Finland[13]
n.a. 8870 0 0
  #: 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 Karin(f) Sources: [9][10][11][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Karin(f) Sources: [14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Karin(f)

Sources: [9] [10] [11] [13]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. details see Name Statistic tables