The baby name Karen has gotten a bad wrap over the last few years, but if you're still set on using it, consider an alternative spelling, like Karon, to make sure your child doesn't end up a meme. Karon is considered a Danish variant of the name Katherine or Catherine. Karon was pretty popular during the mid-20th century, but it fell out of favor in the 1960s. Bring it back to life by pairing it with a current middle name.

Meaning of the name Karon:

Danish: Pure
Greek: Pure

Origin of the name Karon:

Karon, another spelling of Karen, is considered a Danish name that is derived from the Greek name Katherine or Catherine. The name ultimately comes from the Greek word “katharos,” which means “pure.”

Symbolism of the name Karon:

Karon doesn't offer too much in the way of symbolism. New parents may choose the name hoping their daughter grows up to have a pure, innocent heart and mind.

Style of the name Karon:


Gender of the name Karon:

Karon is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Karon:

KARE-en or KARE-on

Number of syllables in the name Karon:


Emotion evoked from the name Karon:

The baby name Karon evokes images of someone who is motherly and shows concern for everyone around her.

Alternative spellings for the name Karon:

  • Karen
  • Karin
  • Karyn
  • Caryn
  • Caron

Nicknames for the name Karon:

Popularity of the name Karon:

According to the Social Security Administration, Karon was a top 1,000 baby name between 1939 and 1965. It was most popular in 1948 when it ranked at number 503. It last ranked at number 876 in 1965.

Related names for the name Karon:

Great middle names for Karon and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Karon:

  • Karon O. Bowdre (judge)
  • Karon Riley (football player)

Karon in popular culture: