Thanks to the negative connotation it has picked up on social media, the name ‘Karen’ seems to be a pretty big no-no these days, so much so that the name has drastically plummeted off the popularity lists recently…
And if you’re unaware, people are often referred to as ‘a Karen’ if they are rude, passive-aggressive, or overreact in a situation – particularly on social media. As per Urban Dictionary, Karen is someone who ‘makes solutions to others’ problems an inconvenience to her although she isn’t even remotely affected’.
So, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that parents are refusing to name their baby Karen. On the Social Security Administration (SSA) list in the US, the name has plummeted more than 170 spots, down to number 831 – marking the lowest ranking since 1927! Damn.
Meanwhile, in 1965, Karen was the third most popular girls’ baby name, with 33,000 baby Karens born that year alone! Seemingly, the name could become extinct pretty soon… So, what are the most popular names?
In the UK, the top-ranking names for Girls are as follows:
And for boys…