Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KAH-rehn(Danish)
KAR-ən(English)
KEHR-ən(English)
KA-rən(German)
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Meaning & History

Danish short form of Katherine. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.

Related Names

VariantsIna, Kaja, Caja(Danish) Caren, Caryn, Karyn, Karena, Kerena(English)
Other Languages & CulturesKaterina(Albanian) Aikaterine(Ancient Greek) Katalin, Kattalin(Basque) Karyna, Katsiaryna(Belarusian) Katarin, Katell(Breton) Ekaterina, Katerina, Katia, Katina, Katya(Bulgarian) Caterina(Catalan) Catalina(Corsican) Kata, Katarina, Kate, Katica, Katja, Tina(Croatian) Karin, Kateřina, Katka(Czech) Catharina, Cato, Ina, Karin, Katinka, Katja, Katrien, Katrijn, Rina, Rini, Riny, Tina, Tineke, Trijntje(Dutch) Kadi, Kadri, Kai, Kaia, Kaidi, Kaisa, Kaja, Karin, Katariina, Kati, Katrin, Riin, Riina, Triin, Triinu(Estonian) Iina, Kaarina, Kaija, Kaisa, Karin, Kata, Katariina, Kati, Katja, Katri, Katriina, Riina(Finnish) Katelijn, Katelijne(Flemish) Carine, Catherine, Karine, Katia(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, Catriona, Kathleen, Katriona, Ríona, Tríona(Irish) Caterina, Catia, Katia, Katiuscia, Rina(Italian) Katerina(Late Roman) Karīna, Karina, Katrīna(Latvian) Ina(Limburgish) Katrė, Kotryna(Lithuanian) Ekaterina, Katerina, Katina(Macedonian) Cateline(Medieval French) Catarina(Occitan) Karina, Kasia, Katarzyna(Polish) Catarina, Cátia(Portuguese) Ecaterina, Cătălina, Catina, Catrinel(Romanian) Ekaterina, Jekaterina, Yekaterina, Karina, Katenka, Katerina, Katia, Katya, Katyusha(Russian) Caderina(Sardinian) Catrina, Catriona, Katrina, Katriona(Scottish) Caitrìona(Scottish Gaelic) Katarina(Serbian) Katarína, Katka(Slovak) Ina, Inja, Kaja, Karin, Katarina, Katica, Katja(Slovene) Katarina(Sorbian) Catalina, Karin, Lina(Spanish) Cajsa, Carin, Carina, Catharina, Cathrine, Catrine, Ina, Kaja, Kajsa, Karin, Karina, Katarina, Katharina, Katja, Katrin(Swedish) Kateryna, Karyna, Katia, Katya(Ukrainian) Cadi, Catrin(Welsh)
Same SpellingKaren 2, Karen 3
User SubmissionsKáren, Karën, Karen

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Name Days

Norway: August 2

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Entry updated November 20, 2020