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

VariantsCaja, Ina, Kaja(Danish) Caren, Caryn, Karyn, Karena, Kerena(English)
Other Languages & CulturesAikaterine(Ancient Greek) Katalin, Kattalin(Basque) Karyna, Katsiaryna(Belarusian) Katarin, Katell(Breton) Ekaterina, Katerina, Katia, Katya(Bulgarian) Caterina(Catalan) Catalina(Corsican) 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) 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) 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) 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) Caitrìona, Catrina, Catriona(Scottish) Katarina(Serbian) Katarína, Katka(Slovak) Ina, Inja, Kaja, Katarina, Katica, Katja(Slovene) Katarina(Sorbian) Catalina, Lina(Spanish) Cajsa, Carin, Carina, Catharina, Cathrine, Catrine, Ina, Kaja, Kajsa, Karin, Karina, Katarina, Katharina, Katja, Katrin, Katrina(Swedish) Kateryna, Karyna, Katia, Katya(Ukrainian) Cadi, Catrin(Welsh)
Same SpellingKaren (2), Karen (3)
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Entry updated November 20, 2020