Speak to the manager! The baby name Karen plunged in popularity last year
Parents don’t want their daughters to be “a Karen.”
The name — which has become a pejorative term for an entitled or racist white woman— plunged in popularity over the past year, according to new Social Security Administration data.
Karen fell 171 spots on a list of most common newborn baby names for girls from number 660 to 831, according to figures first reported by the Huffington Post.
In total, only 325 girls were named Karen in the US last year compared to 439 in 2019, according to the data.
The trend comes after the high-profile story of “Central Park Karen” — who went viral after calling the police on a black birdwatcher — broke last summer.
The saga and other “Karen”-centric stories popularized the slang term, which can also be used to describe a woman who complains or uses her privileged to be a jerk.
The names Katrina and Isis also fell off the top 1,000 ranking list of baby names last year, according to the outlet.
Meanwhile, the name Kobe spiked in popularity by 175 percent after the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, according to babycenter.com, which provides information on pregnancy and birth.
The name Kamala grew in popularity by 104 percent after Vice President Kamala Harris was elected in November, according to the site.
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