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Danish equivalent of Katherine. It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.
25th in the U.S.

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Millions
of people in the U.S have this name
1,388,609
to be exact
New Hampshire
has the most people named Karen per capita
1956
marked the height of its popularity
99.93%
0.07%
42%
55+
51%
30-54
4%
13-29
4%
0-12

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