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History has shown us that there were plenty of fine people with the name of Karen. It includes such people as an astronaut and a movie star.

In more recent years, however, being a “Karen” is not exactly something we strive for.

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The name Karen comes from a Danish word meaning “pure.” In recent years, it has stood for a middle-aged woman who sticks her nose in other people’s problems and makes life as inconvenient as possible for them. It may be a stereotype, but it has stuck.

As a result of people’s feelings about those who are called Karen, fewer people are now naming their children Karen. HuffPost reports that there is a sharp drop in babies being born with that name.

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In 2020, it dropped 171 spots on the list of popular names. This is the lowest time for the name of Karen according to the Social Security Administration since 1927, according to the HuffPost.

In 2020, only 325 people were born and named Karen in the United States. In 1965, the number was 33,000.

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Then again, if you are looking for the name at the top of the list in 2020, it is Olivia.

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