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Apart from that biblical refference, KEREN in Hebrew has a dual meaning. both:
"Horn" (same as English, both the antler of a horned creature and the material objects are made of, as in "horn and ivory"), and:
"Ray", again with all corresponding English meanings: "keren-or"=light ray, "keren-shemesh"=sun ray/sunshine, "keren laser"= a laser ray/beam, etc...
("koren", by the way is "radiant", and a reason why many depictions of moses in medieval paintings have him antlered (with light sometimes shining in twin rays from his head) when in the text he 'merely' shone brightly.

Since the Hebrew name is quite common and none who name their daughters do so after a shortened biblical name-description referring to makeup. Thought it's important to mention.
-- shay dinur  5/21/2006
Hebrew transliteration: "qeren" from an archaic Aramaic root word that means horn, both on an object (eg. Corner of an altar, animal, god/goddess) and a horn (flask or container, carved container or vessel, ivory). Conceptually, a cornucopia.
Figuratively it symbolises power, or an object as a vessel of power; also rays or beams, particularly of light or power (i.e. energy).
-- kalupso  1/30/2007
It is listed on the site as a short version of "KEREN-HAPPUCH", translated as "horn of eyeshadow" (from Hebrew). "Keren" has more than one meaning in hebrew; horn, or "ray" as in ray of light, or a closed angle or a corner. Most of the "Kerens" that I know in Hebrew were named for the "ray".
-- sreifa01  2/4/2007
Keren Ann is an Israeli singer.
-- Caprice  9/9/2012
This name can be also spelled Karen (with an A) when spelled in English. The meaning will be the same as Keren (has nothing to do with the name Karen on this website).

My official name is Karen (ray of sunlight), spelled with an A for proper English pronunciation. I live in Canada, and nobody pronounces it right when spelled with an E. I know that many in Israel spell it with an E for some reason. It's still an incorrect pronunciation. You can also add another spelling in Hebrew, קארן.

It bothers me a bit, because I love your website so much. I'm a writer and I'm always inspired by it. It's a bit upsetting when I can't find my own name. :)
-- Karen265  3/7/2013

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