this is my name, but I like it on its own, it means pure and beloved, its a name that grows with the child...its easy to see a little baby karen and also grown up Karen. its simple but not plain and there are soo many variations in spelling possible (i.e. Karinne, Caryn, Karran, etc) i prefer the traditional Karen (my way)
Karen is a Danish short form of the name Katarina. Karin is the Swedish form.
See Also: Karin, Caron, Katarina
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