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Karen is a female given name, and a Danish short version of Katherine. The pronunciation of the name is [ kuh-ren ].[1] The name Karen is of Danish origin, and it means "pure" or "chaste."[2] It ranked in the top 10 during 1950s and 1960s, peaking at the #3 in 1965. There are multiple celebrities with the name. In addition, the name is currently being used for Atlantic tropical cyclones. 'Karren' is also a surname. This is a unique name (not in the top 1000 newborn names in the US in 2021).[3] Karen has also became a derogatory term for middle-aged white women.[4]

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  1. "Definition of Karen | Dictionary.com". www.dictionary.com. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  2. "Karen name Meaning and Origin". babys.name. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  3. OACT. "Popular Baby Names". www.ssa.gov. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  4. Greenspan, Rachel E. "How the name 'Karen' became a stand-in for problematic white women and a hugely popular meme". Insider. Retrieved 2021-05-06.