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Karen, a sweet good-girl Danish import, was so popular during the baby boom (Karen was Number 3 in 1960) that it's locked firmly into fashion limbo today. Parents who want to honor a Karen or choose an updated version of the name might want to consider the Irish Kieran, the Cornish Kerensa or Kerenza, or variations from Karina to Kyra.
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Famous People Named Karen
Karen Lynne Valentine, American actress
Karen Christenze Blixen, Danish author under the pen name Isak Dinesen, most famous for her book Out of Africa
Karen Ruth Bass, U.S. Congresswoman from California
Karen White, American novelist
Karen Blanche Black, American actress
Karen Jane Allen, American actress
Karen Sheila Gillan, Scottish actress
Karen Trust Grassle, American actress
Karen Mok (born Karen Joy Morris), Hong Kong actress
Karen Lucille (Lucy) Hale, American actress
Karen Elson, English model and musician
Karen O (born Karen Lee Orzolek), American lead singer of band Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Karen Russell, American novelist
Karen Robards, American romance novelist
Karen Rose, American romance novelist
Karen Traviss, English science fiction novelist
Karen Young, American actress
Karen Olivo, American actress
Karen Patricia Moe, American Olympic swimmer
Karen McDougal, American model and actress
Karen Taylor, English comedienne
Karen Hassan, Northern Irish actress
Karen Valencia Clark Sheard, American gospel singer
Karen Alexandria Kain, Canadian ballerina
Karen Lancaume, French adult actress
Karen LuJean Nyberg, American astronaut
Karen Strassman, American voice actress
Karen Friedman, wife of American mobster Henry Hill; depicted in film "GoodFellas"
Karen Lynch, Author
Famous People Named Karen
Pop Culture References for the name Karen
Karen Brockman, character on British TV series 'Outnumbered'
Karen Smith, character in film "Mean Girls"
Karen Brewer, main character in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series
Karen Jackson, character on TV's "Shameless"
Karen Arnold, character on TV's "The Wonder Years"
Karen Cross, character in film "Silver City"
Karen DeSonne, character in "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
Karen Murphy, character in movie "Abduction" played by Lily Collins
Karen Davis, character in film "The Grudge"
Karen Vick, character on TV's "Psych"
Karen, character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Karen Peck and New River, gospel choir band
Karen Cartwright, character on TV's "Smash"
Karen Beecher-Duncan aka Bumblebee, character in DC Comics
Karen Filippelli, character on TV's "The Office"
Karen Roe, mother of Lucas and Lily Scott on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Karen Page, character in Marvel's "Daredevil"
Karen, little girl character in "Frosty the Snowman"
Rachel Karen Green, character on TV's "Friends"