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pinWhat does Carina mean?

Carina /ca-ri-na/ as a girls' 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 variants: Careena, Caren, Carena, Carenna, Cariana, Carin, Carine, Carinna, Carita, Carrina, Kareena, Karena, Karina, Karine, Karita and Rina.

Related girl names: Careen and Kara.

Carina has 37 more relations via Cara, Carita, Karen, Karin: Caera, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralia, Caralin, Caranda, Caretta, Caritta, Caron, Caronn, Caronne, Carren, Carrie, Carrin, Carron, Carry, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Kaira, Kara, Karan, Karene, Kari, Karin, Karinne, Karna, Karon, Karra, Karrin, Karyn, Karynn, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Kreatif forms: Carica, Cerina, Ciarina. [more]

pinHow 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. Demographics)

Shown below is the baby name statistics 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 Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Carina are Karina (#429 from current records), Kara (#442), Karen (#492), Cara (#672), Taryn (#853), Kari, Karyn, Karon, Karin, Karan, Caren, Caron, Carrie and Caryn. Other forms, like Caralia, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Carina was widespread among parents during 1970-1979 (average #548) and is somewhat less today (#859, 68.8%), with forms such as Taryn, Karen, Cara, Carina and Caryn becoming somewhat outmoded. Karina and Kara are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carina, Cara, Caren, Caron, Carrie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Kara, Karan, Karen, Kari in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karina, Karon, Karyn, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Kara, Karen, Karin outside U.S.

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Carina is pronounced similarly to Carynna, Corena, Corina, Corinna, Corona, Coronna, Correna, Corrina, Corrinna, Karaina, Kareina, Karenah, Kariana, Karianna, Karinna, Karinya, Karrena, Karrina, Karynna, Kerena, Keriana, Kiriana, Korena, Korinna and Korrina. Other recommended similar baby names are Calin, Capriana, Cari, Carie, Cariel, Carisia, Carlla, Carmia, Carmine, Catrina, Catrine, Celina, Cerena, Cerisa, Cerrina, Cesarina, Cherena, Clarica, Clarine, Corine, Corrine, Corvina, Coryn, Cyrena, Daina, Earlina, Erina, Farica, Jamina, Jardina, Jarica, Karmina, Katrina, Larina, Larinda, Latina, Mahina, Marcina, Marine, Marna, Ocarina, Parisa, Raina, Sarena, Saria, Tarena, Vardina, Varona, Yaryna and Zorina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carina.