The name Karen has grown increasingly popular on social media to depict a certain type of woman who is known for the phrase "can I talk to your manager?" You know the type.
As the moniker gains popularity online, the name itself is rapidly falling off the list of common baby names in the United States.
In fact, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the name Karen was sitting at number 831 on a ranking of popular names for 2020. This is the steepest drop seen in decades, down 171 spots from the year prior.
In 2020, the top female baby name in the U.S. was Olivia, followed by Emma, Ava, Charlotte, and Sohpia.
The internet has come up with some other viral characters similar to Karen, like "Chad." As it turns out, these social media nicknames have real-world impact.