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The name Karen is of Scandinavian origin, and is a variation of Catherine.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Karen has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Karen
Use of the Name Karen for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
968,529 640,505 70,343 22,144 11,021 4,464 2,143
The table below indicates the number of times the name Karen has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Karen first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1881, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Karen
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18817866  
1882    
1883    
1884    
188571510  
18868029  
18878239  
1888    
188987210  
189070715  
1891    
189298510  
1893    
189492412  
1895    
1896    
1897    
1898    
1899    
1900    
1901    
1902    
1903    
1904    
1905    
190694016  
1907    
1908    
1909    
1910    
1911    
191296628  
1913    
1914    
1915    
1916    
1917    
191896656  
1919    
1920    
1921    
1922    
1923    
192498760  
1925    
192694463  
1927    
192881778  
192979279  
1930684101  
1931534154  
1932366305  
1933283454  
1934257589  
19351721,096  
19361321,721  
19371132,231  
1938504,508  
1939395,545  
1940347,287  
19411910,82896944
19421615,39180265
19431516,79689955
19441615,92592748
19451615,69287052
19461519,618  
19471321,619  
19481221,965  
19491122,438  
19501224,133  
1951827,953  
1952828,962  
1953929,80894158
1954832,444  
1955833,192  
1956740,03988272
1957540,58286376
1958438,43993666
1959436,75884381
1960436,37589472
1961534,66885779
1962435,17288974
1963432,48783083
1964430,22978991
1965332,87582281
1966525,43891663
1967621,54499054
1968919,557  
19691317,62089174
19701216,703  
19711514,214  
19722111,197  
1973239,366  
1974268,648  
1975278,162  
1976317,496  
1977327,434  
1978396,366  
1979465,601  
1980545,049  
1981644,534  
1982694,142  
1983773,785  
1984813,535  
1985873,133  
19861002,791  
19871072,577  
19881122,560  
19891112,750  
19901202,706  
19911222,595  
19921222,754  
19931162,807  
19941282,481  
19951412,274  
19961342,395  
19971432,221  
19981522,065  
19991482,168  
20001542,164  
20011482,181  
20021502,212  
20031412,321  
20041542,143  
Totals:  968,529 1,288

During the last 125 years, parents have used Karen as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Karen appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 90 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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