Karin Name Meaning & Origin

Karin

Pronunciation: KA-rin (key)

Origin of the name Karin:

Variant form of Karen, the Danish form of Katherine, which is derived from the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied). Var: Caren, Carin, Karen, Karena, Karrin, Karyn.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Karen, Karyn

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Comments and insights on the name Karin: | Edit

I'm Swedish, and seriously 5 out of the 100 teachers in my school are named Karin. Right now (2018 statistics) it is the 4th most common first name for women in Sweden, with almost 63 000 people bearing the name.

Personally I feel like it's a name a lot of old people have (contrary to the person in the personal experiences thing calling it young...) and I guess that's not surprising since apparently the average age for people named Karin in Sweden is 60.

Also, not even 800 women in Sweden have the name more popular in english speaking countries, Karen (according to wikipedia the norwegian and danish form of the name). Interestingly though, there are 70 men in Sweden called Karen and only 7 men called Karin...

(sources: me and scb.se (statistiska centralbyrån, swedish for the central bureau of statistics, though they call themselves statistics sweden in English))

Personal experiences with the name Karin: | Edit

1 - My best friend is named Karin, and I love the name. Her parents spelled it with an 'i' instead of an 'e' because of their German heritage. I think her spelling makes the name a little "younger" and separates it from all of the Karens of our parents' generation.

Nicknames for Karin: | Edit

Kajsa (Swedish)(More used as its own name given to children than a nickname)

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