Karin name meaning

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in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Karin

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  1. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Karin is of Swedish origin and means "The pure one".
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Karin means "Pure" and is of Greek origin.
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Karin means "Consecrated to God".
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From Swedish Karin, a medieval form of Katarina (“Catherine”). Also used as an English spelling variant of the much more common Karen.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.

Karin was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Karin

Notable Persons Named Karin

Karin Dreijer Andersson

Karin Dreijer Andersson is an electronic music, dark ambient, trip hop, experimental music, and alternative rock musician. She was most active from 1994 to present. Karin was given the name Karin Elisabeth Dreijer on April 7th, 1975 in Nacka, Sweden. Karin is also known as Fever Ray.

Jan Smithers

Jan Smithers is an actress. She was most prominent from 1973 to 1973. Jan was given the name Karin Jan Smithers on July 3rd, 1949 in North Hollywood, California, U.S.

Victoria Silvstedt

Victoria Silvstedt is a model (people), actor, singing, and presenter. Victoria was given the name Karin Victoria Silvstedt on September 19th, 1974 in Skelleftehamn.

Karin Pouw

Karin Pouw is a spokesperson. She holds the title Director of Public Affairs and Church of Scientology International.

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is a novelist, writer, and author. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Karin was born on January 6th, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Karin Konoval

Karin Konoval is an actor and actress. Karin was born on June 4th, 1961 in Baltimore.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Karin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Karin

Maya Karin

Maya Karin is an actress, singer, channel v vj, channel v, and channel vvj. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Maya was given the name Maya Karin Roelcke on October 29th, 1979 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany.

Rita Karin

Rita Karin was an actress. Rita was given the name Rita Karpinowicz on October 24th, 1919 in Wilno, Poland. She died on September 10th, 1993.

Struck Karin

Struck was born on May 14th, 1947. She left this life on February 6th, 2006.

Janet Karin

Janet was born in 1938.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karin U.S.
  White 70.17% 64.26%
  African American 6.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karin

People with the last name Karin are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Karin

  • How Popular is the name Karin? Karin is the 1,448th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karin was the 99,845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,599 babies born with the first name Karin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karin to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karin is Friday, November 24th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Karin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karin was in 1970 with a total of 1,051 babies. That's a lot of babies named Karin!
  • Random Karin Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karin ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Karin: The name spelled backwards is Nirak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Irkna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 181 people with the last name Karin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karin? Karin is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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