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Karin

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Karin

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Karin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Karin:

  • Records indicate that 26,090 girls in the United States have been named Karin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1970, when 1,051 people in the U.S. were given the name Karin. Those people are now 50 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Karin

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "in 1967 my parents disagreed about what my name should be. My mother wanted to name me Dierdre, my father did not want a child who could be nicknamed 'Deedee'. My father said "We need a nice *normal* name, how about Karen". My mother said 'oh, ok' and promptly changed the spelling to Karin. In Kindergarten my teacher told me I spelled my name wrong, I had to get my mother to write a note explaining that it was *she* who spelled it wrong, not I. :-) I kind of like it now--my name is probably what created the best friendship of my childhood, with a girl named Karen." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always liked my name. Here in Sweden it has always been popular. Itýs a connection to my home and at the same time not to strange to people from other countries." Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a more unusual version of Karen so that is nice. People pronounce it quite differently. I didn't meet someone with my name until I was 20 actually!" Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I see this name (my name) with the "i" spelling from time to time, in credits and professionally, and it seems to be all among people of my age bracket or older - I'm in my 30s. Yet when I meet people unfamiliar with this spelling they somehow can't believe it. Were my parents being snooty? Did they make it up? Are we from Sweden? How silly - it's just a northern Europoean variant of a VERY common name. Karin is VERY common as well in other parts of the world. Not saying I like having a common name, but it's slightly more interesting than Karen and it shows a connection to my German and Dutch ancestry (insetad of being so blandly "American")! Now that I have preschoolers, I haven't seen ANY Karens/Karins in school. I like it, and thankfully I don't have to compete with any Karen/Karin friends. They're all named Jennifer!" Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Karin is a very popular name in Germany, just like Karen is very common in England. Too common for my liking! It (Karin) sounds somehow too 'masculine' for a woman." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Karin. I like it now, not like before; People used and still use to call me Karina, Karen, Keren. But I don't really care how people call me. The name is rare in my country, and the name is interesting if you learn about it." Jan. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "O.M.G THAT IS MA CUZENS NAME AND SHE IS SO FUNNY AND IF YOU READ THIS CHANGA I LONE SOOOOOOOOMUCA YOU DONT EVEN NO" Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate



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