Danish variation of Katherine or Karen

Karin Origin and Meaning

The name Karin is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "pure".

Karin was a fairly popular spelling variation of Karen in the US but fell off the Top 1000 in the late 80s, as Karen's popularity wained. Today, the Karen meme interferes with the otherwise appealing sound of this name.

# 963 in the US

Karin Rank in US Top 1000

Karin Popularity

Famous People Named Karin

  • Karin Dreijer Andersson aka Fever RaySwedish singer,songwriter
  • Karin SlaughterAmerican novelist
  • Karin KnappItalian tennis player
  • Karin KschwendtAustrian tennis player
  • Karin von AroldingenGerman,American ballerina
  • kaRINsinger of American electronic music duo Collide
  • Karin KrogNorwegian jazz singer
  • Julia Karin OrmondEnglish actress
  • Karin Amanda Bergman Hollingby Matsson (Amanda Bergman/Idiot Wind/Hajen/Jaw Lesson)Swedish musician and songwriter
  • Karin MiyamotoJapanese pop singer and member of Juice=Juice

Karin in Pop Culture

  • "Kamichama Karin" anime series and main character
  • Karin Lindstromcharacter in film "Lars and the Real Girl"
  • Karin Kinsellacharacter in film "Field of Dreams"
  • Karincharacter in anime "Naruto"
  • Karin Maakamain character in anime "Karin/Chibi Vampire"
  • Karin Kurosakicharacter in anime "Bleach"
  • Karin Kanzukicharacter in the Street Fighter video game series
  • Karin Aoicharacter in manga/anime "DNA²"