What 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 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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Carila, Carione, ..
(male) Carienne, Caring, .. Middle name pairings:
Carina Salem (C.S.), ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Carina for girls. Carina was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #383 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #1067 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Carina (#1067 from current records) are Karina (#462 from current records), Karen (#504), Kara (#509), Cara (#727), Taryn (#1062), Carrie (#1680), Kari (#1817), Karin, Caren, Karyn, Rina, Karon, Carin, Carry, Caron, Caryn, Kaira, Karan and Karena. Other forms, like Caronne, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Carina was widespread among parents 55 years ago (average #996) and has become much diminished since (#1591, ▼96.4%), with forms such as Cara becoming somewhat outmoded.
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 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.See names in meaning and etymology.