Is Your Name CEO-Worthy?

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KAREN

Ethical-caring: 98
Popular-fun: 91
Success: 88
Overall: 98

"A long-standing, traditional Anglo-Saxon name," according to Mehrabian, Karen (as in Trowbridge, pictured here, from No. 437 company Trowbridge & Trowbridge) latches onto the popularity of its namesake, Katherine, which is one of the most classical names in the history of the Western World. Karen broke through into the U.S. mainstream during the 1950s and 1960s, becoming popular in the Northeast and New England regions and peaking as the third most popular girl's name in 1965. Karen, which means "purity," is also a name for an ethnic group in southern Burma. Famous Karens include Allen, McDougal, and Carpenter.