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.
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).
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).
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.