Meaning of the name Karen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Karen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.
MEANING: From the Gaelic cara + the diminutive -in meaning “little friend or little beloved." Caireann Chasdubh (“Cairenn of the Dark Curly Hair") was the mother of the legendary warrior Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend) and thus was the maternal ancestor of the high kings of Ireland.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Karen Caireann Cairenn Ciaran
PRONUNCIATION: care + in"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Karen and read along with the meaning)