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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.KAH-ren Danish
KA-rən German
KER-ən English
KAR-ən English
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Meaning & History

Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
VariantsCaja, Ina, Kaja Danish Caren, Caryn, Karyn, Karena, Kerena English
Other Languages & CulturesAikaterine Ancient Greek Katalin, Kattalin Basque Katsiaryna Belarusian Katarin, Katell Breton Ekaterina, Katerina, Katia, Katya Bulgarian Caterina Catalan Kata, Katarina, Kate, Katica, Tina Croatian Kateřina, Katka Czech Catharina, Cato, Ina, Karin, Katelijn, Katelijne, Katinka, Katja, Katrien, Katrijn, Katrina, Rina, Rini, Riny, Tina, Tineke, Trijntje Dutch Kadri, Kaia, Kaisa, Kaja, Katariina, Kati, Katrin, Riina, Triinu Estonian Iina, Kaarina, Kaija, Kaisa, Karin, Kata, Katariina, Kati, Katja, Katri, Katriina, Riina Finnish Carine, Catherine, Karine French Nienke, Nine, Nynke Frisian Catarina Galician Ekaterine, Eka Georgian Aikaterini, Ekaterini, Kaiti, Katerina, Katina, Keti Greek Kalena, Kakalina Hawaiian Kateri History Kata, Katalin, Katalinka, Kati, Katica, Katinka, Kató, Kitti Hungarian Cáit, Caitlín, Caitlin, Caitria, Caitríona, Cathleen, Catrina, Catriona, Kathleen, Ríona Irish Caterina, Catia, Katia, Katiuscia, Rina Italian Katerina Late Roman Ina Limburgish Katrė, Kotryna Lithuanian Ekaterina, Katerina, Katina Macedonian Cateline Medieval French Catarina Occitan Karina, Kasia, Katarzyna Polish Catarina, Cátia Portuguese Ecaterina, Cătălina, Catina Romanian Ekaterina, Jekaterina, Yekaterina, Karina, Katenka, Katerina, Katia, Katya, Katyusha Russian Caderina Sardinian Caitrìona, Catrina, Catriona Scottish Katarina Serbian Katarína, Katka Slovak Kaja, Katarina, Katica, Katja Slovene Catalina, Lina Spanish Cajsa, Carin, Carina, Catharina, Cathrine, Catrine, Ina, Kai, Kaj, Kaja, Kajsa, Karin, Karina, Katarina, Katharina, Katja, Katrin, Katrina Swedish Kateryna, Katia, Katya Ukrainian Cadi, Catrin Welsh
Same SpellingKaren (2), Karen (3)

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