Karin name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek and Latin
Usage: Sanskrit, English, German, Scandinavian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Japanese, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: k(a)-rin
Meaning: Doing, Accomplishing, Praising, Pure One, Form of Catherine, Beloved, Dear, To Achieve, Celebrating, Happy, Generous and Kind
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What does Karin mean?

Admired Latin and Old Greek Karin means "Doing, Accomplishing, Praising, Pure One, Form of Catherine, Beloved, Dear, To Achieve, Celebrating, Happy, Generous or Kind", mostly used in Faroese, Dutch, Icelandic, Finnish, Japanese, Scandinavian, English, Norwegian, Sanskrit, German, Swedish, Danish and Greenlandic is given to both genders.

Karin is variation of customary Carine. Carine is variation of customary Carina. Carine is French cognate of Carina. Also Carine is English equivalent of Cara. Carine is also form of Carina in French and German languages.

Meaning of Carine is Dear, Beloved and Cute is of Italian and Latin origin. Also Karin is form of Karen in Scandinavian and Finnish languages. Also Karin is Scandinavian, Finnish and German equivalent of Karine.

Also Karin is Swedish equivalent of Karolina. Karin is celebrated on November 7th.

How do I pronounce Karin?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Karin is k(a)-rin.

Variants of Karin

Carin, Carine, Carina, Karen, Cara, Carrine, Karina, Karine, Oskarine, Katharina, Karolina, Aikaterine, Cateline, Catharina, Ecaterina, Caren, Karena, Karra, Anakaren, Karenlee, Caitlin, Cate, Catheryn, Carolus, Charles, Carol, Carolina, Caroline, Kalla

How popular is the name Karin?

Karin was a popular name in United States. Over 28563 babies have been named Karin since 1907. When at the peak of its usage in 1967, it ranked 276th when 1050 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

However after 131 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 500 baby names 35 times Karin was a common name in France.

Over 2011 babies have been named Karin since 1938. At the peak of its usage in 1970,. After 61 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Also, Karin was a common name in Sweden.

Over 441 babies have been named Karin since 1998. At the peak of its usage in 1999,. After 4 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Karin is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it has been in use since 1996 and peaked in 1999 when it ranked 1557th.

There are over 129 babies that have been given the name Karin in England and Wales. Also, in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and achieved its top most rank of 245 in 1964.

However things change on global perspective, Karin is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 200 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Brazil, South Africa, Belgium, Peru, Mozambique, Chile, Canada, Egypt, England and Australia.

As per our estimate, over 1340000 people has been named Karin globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Karin in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Karin?

People find it hard to get through you. Your main characteristics are determination, courage, and enterprise. It's like you never get angry and anything can piss you off. You don't depend on anyone's understanding and support. You are often seen as the wise weirdo who doesn't talk much. You are a wise person with great knowledge that you intend on sharing in the future. You hang around with different people, so you can widen your life perspective and expand your knowledge.

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Famous people named Karin

  • Karin Smith, retired female javelin thrower
  • Karin Kiwus, German poet from Berlin
  • Karin Scheele, member of the European Parliament
  • Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist and politician
  • Karin Stoiber, First Lady of Bavaria from 1993 to 2007
  • Karin Jöns, German politician and former Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • Karin Sham Poo, as Karin Holmgrunn served as General Manager
  • Karin Beier, German theatre director
  • Karin Shifrin, Israeli mezzo-soprano opera singer
  • Karin Hansdotter, royal mistress of King John III of Sweden during his time as Prince and Duke of Finland
  • Karin Andersen, Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party
  • Karin Smirnov, Finno-Swedish writer
  • Karin Proia, Italian actress who began acting in 1994
  • Karin Hänel, retired long jumper from Germany
  • Karin S. Woldseth, Norwegian politician representing the Progress Party
  • Karin Lamberg-Skog, former Swedish cross country skier
  • Karin Ireland, American author
  • Karin Ruckstuhl, Dutch heptathlete
  • Karin Gastinger, Austrian politician
  • Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician with the Liberal People's Party
  • Karin Ertl, German heptathlete
  • Karin Mayr-Krifka, retired Austrian sprinter
  • Karin Ulrike Soika, German artist
  • Karin Buder, former Austrian alpine skier
  • Karin Roten Meier, retired Swiss alpine skier
  • Karin Dedler, retired German alpine skier
  • Karin Svensson Smith, Swedish politician of the Green Party
  • Karin Granbom Ellison, Swedish Liberal People's Party politician
  • Karin Thorborg, Swedish Left Party politician
  • Karin Roßley, retired East German hurdler
  • Karin Nilsson, Swedish politician of the Centre Party
  • Karin Åström, Swedish politician,
  • Karin Thomas, Swiss cross country skier
  • Karin Säterkvist, Swedish cross country skier
  • Karin Schneider, American/Brazilian artist
  • Karin Janke, retired German sprinter
  • Karin Boye, Swedish poet and novelist
  • Karin Dor, German actress
  • Karin Månsdotter, was Queen of Sweden, first a mistress and then
  • Karin Balzer, retired East German hurdler
  • Karin Anna Cheung, American actress, singer/songwriter, and artist
  • Karin Söder, Swedish Centre politician
  • Karin Alvtegen, Swedish author of crime fiction
  • Karin Schubert, German actress
  • Karin Slaughter, American crime writer
  • Karin Argoud, American actress
  • Karin Sowada, Australian archaeologist and former politician
  • Karin Adelmund, Dutch politician and member of the Labour Party
  • Karin Dreijer, Swedish singer-songwriter and record producer


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
  5. Office fédéral de la statistique, https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/fr/home/statistiques/population/naissances-deces/prenoms-nouveaux-nes.html
  6. SCB- Statistikmyndigheten, https://www.scb.se/en/finding-statistics/statistics-by-subject-area/population/general-statistics/name-statistics/
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