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pinWhat does Carina mean?

Carina /ca-ri-na/ [3 sylls.] 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 49 more relations 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: Caerina, Carica, Cerina. [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. 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)

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 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%, 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)

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, Karren, Karrie in U.S.

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

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

pinSimilar Names

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.