August 22, 2014 § 1 Comment
Hebrew, meaning “horn” or “ray of light”. Sometimes used as an alternate spelling of “Karen”, “Carin”, etc.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Caren, Carin, Carina, Caryn, Karen, Karena, Karin, Karina, Karyn, Kerena, Kerr, Kerrie, Kerry, Reena, Rina, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Keren Lemon (christened “Keren-Happuch” in order that her parents can call her “Keren” when she pleases them — which is usual, especially where her father is concerned — and “Happuch” when she is misbehaving), whose bravery and kindness in the face of heartbreak is the topic of her father’s story in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.