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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.


Carina has 16 variant forms: Careena, Caren, Carena, Carenna, Cariana, Carin, Carine, Carinna, Carrina, Carita, Kareena, Karena, Karina, Karine, Karita and Rina.

For more information, see also the related girl name Careen.


Carina is a very popular first name for females (#1599 out of 4276, Top 37%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#74348 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carina for girls. Carina reached its highest rank of #383 in the U.S. in 1995. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carina outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Karina (#429), Karen (#492), Cara (#672), Karin, Kareena, Caren and Carina. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cara, Caren, Carina, Karen, Karin, Karina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Carina, Kareena, Karen, Karin, Karina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carina.