What does the name Karen mean? The meaning of the name Karen is Pure. The origin of the name Karen is Scandinavian. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Caryn, Karon, Karyn
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Name Notes: Danish form of Katherine. Karen Carpenter, singer. Karen Black, actress. Karen Blixen, author.
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