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Carina meaning and name origin
Carina \c(a)-ri-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-REEN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Carina is "beloved". Late 19th-century coinage: pet form of Cara (like Carita) and partly inspired by Karin. Also considered a Latinate form of Karen. Often used in Italy in the exclamation "Che carina!" meaning, "How darling!" or "How cute!" Also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, where the name means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo. Carine is French; Karita is Scandinavian.
For more information, see also the related name Careen.
Carina is also pronounced similarly to Carynna, Chiarina, Corena, Corina, Corinna, Corona, Corrina, Coryna, Karaina, Kareina, Kariana, Karinna, Karinya, Karrina, Karyna and Korina. Other suggested similar baby names are Calina, Caprina, Carinne, Carisa, Carlina, Carma, Carmia, Carmina, Carmiya, Carna, Caron, Caronn, Carrin, Carrine, Caryn, Carynn, Catina, Catrina, Cerena, Cerrina, Charin, Cherina, Clarina, Corin, Corine, Corinn, Cyrena, Cyrina, Czarina, Darina, Farina, Larina, Marina, Sarina, Tarina, Varina, Yarina and Zarina.
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Popularity of Carina
Carina is a very popular first name for females (#1599 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74348 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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