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Koren is a surname or given name, which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname Korn, meaning a dealer in grain.[1] In Slavic-speaking countries, it is a surname derived from a word meaning "root"; variants include Kořen (Czech), Koreň (Slovak), Korzeń (Polish), and Koren (Slovene).

Alternatively, the name may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora, which means "maiden". Koren may also be a surname or masculine given name of Hebrew origin, which means "gleaming".[2] The name Koren may refer to:


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  1. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names. "Koren Family History", Oxford University Press, 2013. Retrieved on 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ Baby Names. "Baby Names: Koren", Retrieved on 4 January 2016.