Name: Karen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Karen

  • Meaning:
    Pure
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    Pure
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (KAH ren)
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Miscellaneous Info for Karen

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  • Used in:
    Danish, English and Norwegian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Karen is the Danish form of Katherine.

    Karen is also the name of the an ethnic group that lives in Eastern Myanmar and Thailand.

    Famous bearers include singer Karen Carpenter, model Karen Elson and author Karen Blixen.

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