According to Babynames.com, over the past decade there as been a 75% decrease in folks giving their kids the name Karen. Plus, they say in the past year, absolutely none of their users have put Karen on their favorite names list.
Karen was once pretty popular. In fact, between 1938 and 1968 it was one of the more popular names, but now it’s basically toxic.
“Karen” is associated with privileged and demanding (sometimes racist), middle-aged white women, so it’s no wonder the name is falling out of favor with moms across America. In fact, it’s unlikely you’ll hear many babies with that name for the next several years.