Karen is canceled … at least when it comes to baby names.
The name, which has become a slang term for an overly demanding or entitled middle-aged white woman, is fast becoming the way of the pet rock — extinct — because parents know the name’s become toxic.
Honchos at Babynames.com tell TMZ … none of their millions of website users have added the name Karen to their favorite name lists in the past year, and over the past decade, they’ve seen a 75% decrease in popularity.
Karen is trending in the world of baby names, we’re told, but for all the wrong reasons … babynames.com says it’s seen a 10-fold increase in searches for the meaning behind the name, but expectant parents are running for the hills … no Karen’s in their baby reveals.
The moniker was originally a Danish form of the name Katherine, meaning pure, but that reference is now dated and irrelevant. We’re told Karen was most popular from 1938 to 1968, but it’s seen a steep decline in the past two years, as more and more examples of “Karens” flood social media.
Bottom line from parents … Karen as a baby’s name is OUT.