What does Carina mean?
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 49 more related variations via Cara, Carita, Karen, Karin: Caera, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caralin, Caralyn, Caranda, Caretta, Caritta, Caron, Caronn, Caronne, Carren, Carrie▼, Carrin, Carron, Carry, Carryn, Caryn▼, Carynn, Carynne, Kaara, Kaira, Kara▲, Karan, Kareen, Karene, Kari▼, Karin▼, Karinne, Karna, Karon▼, Karra, Karren, Karrie▼, Karrin, Karry, Karryn, Karyn▼, Karynn, Kerrin, Keryn, Lacara, Taran, Taren and Taryn▼.Kreatif forms: Cariya, Cerina, Charina. [more]
How popular is Carina?
Carina is a very prominent first name for females (#1599 out of 4276, Top 37%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Carina for girls. Carina was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #383 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Carina are Karina (#429 the previous year), Kara (#442), Karen (#492), Cara (#672), Taryn (#853), Karren, Karon, Karrie, Karyn, Caren, Kari, Caryn, Carrie, Karan, Caron and Karin. Forms like Karry are uncommon. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4285%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1242%, down 71%), with forms such as Taryn, Karen, Cara, Carina and Carrie becoming somewhat outmoded. Karina (#429) and Kara (#442) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Carina and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Carina▼ is pronounced similarly to Carynna, Chiarina, Corena, Corina▼, Corinna, Corona, Corrina, Coryna, Karaina, Kareina, Kariana, Karinna, Karinya, Karrina, Karyna and Korina. Other recommended similar baby names are Calina, Caprina, Carinne, Carisa, Carlina, Carma, Carmia, Carmina, Carmiya, Carna, Carrine, 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 frequently used than Carina.