The Baby Name karen

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Popularity of the Baby Name Karen

Number of Babies Named Karen

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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2 Babies Born During Wind Storms, Named Gale

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Wisconsin Family with 22 Children

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Baby Name Needed – Middle Name for Lilyanne

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