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What does Karina mean?

Karina /ka-ri-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced ka-REE-nah. It is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Karina is "beloved".

Variant of Katherine; diminutive of Karina. Popular in Russia. See also Carina and Karen.


Karina has 11 variants: Kareen, Kareena, Kareina, Karena, Karenah, Karene, Karin, Karine, Karinna, Karinne and Karyna.

Affiliated girl names: Cara and Kara.

Karina has 90 more alternative forms via Carina, Karen, Katherine: Careena, Caren, Carena, Carenna, Cari, Cariana, Carin, Carine, Carinna, Carita, Caron, Caronn, Carrin, Carrina, Caryn, Carynn, Catarina, Caterina, Catina, Catreina, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Catriona, Catryna, Kait, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn, Kaitrinna, Kaitriona, Kaity, Karan, Karen, Kari, Karita, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karri, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Karynn, Kasia, Kasienka, Kasja, Kaska, Kassia, Kasya, Kata, Katalina, Katarina, Katena, Katenka, Katerina, Katha, Katherina, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathrinna, Kati, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katinka, Katka, Katla, Katlaina, Katline, Katrena, Katria, Katriana, Katriane, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Katriona, Katrya, Katryna, Katya, Kaylin, Kerrin, Keryn, Rina, Taran, Taren, Taryn, Trina and Trine.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Karira, Kirina, ..

(male) Karika, Kariney, ..

How popular is Karina?

Karina is a very popular first name for females (#780 out of 4276, Top 18%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Karina for girls. Karina entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #108 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #429. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karina name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Karina and corresponding names. Katherine (#83 in 2014), Katie (#280), Kara (#442), Karen (#492), Kaylin (#547), Cara (#672), Katalina (#823), Taryn (#853), Carina (#1019), Katrina (#1101), Katerina (#1180), Katarina (#1273), Kari (#1844), Katherina, Trina, Katya, Kathrina, Kati, Katina, Kathrine, Rina, Katrena, Karren, Caryn, Catarina, Caron, Carin, Caren, Cari, Catina, Catrina, Karon, Karri, Karin, Karena, Catriona, Karan and Karyn are the prominent varying forms of Karina (#429 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Karina were at the height of their popularity in the 1960s (average #1218) and have become significantly less popular since (#1565, 87%), with versions such as Katarina becoming somewhat outmoded. Katalina is the most trendy birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karina, Cara, Caren, Cari, Carin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carina, Caron, Caryn, Catarina, Catina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Kara, Karan, Karen, Karena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Karin, Karon, Karren, Karri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Katalina, Katarina, Katerina, Katherina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kati, Katie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katina, Katrena, Katrina, Katya, Kaylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rina, Taryn, Trina in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katie, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names


Karina is alike in pronunciation to Chiarina, Corena, Corina, Corinna, Corona, Corrina, Coryna, Karaina, Karenna, Kariana, Karianna, Karinya, Karrena, Karrina, Kerena, Keriana, Kerianna, Koreena, Korena, Korina, Korinna, Korrina, Korynna, Kyreena and Quirina. Other suggested similar names are Brina, Caprina, Carlina, Carna, Clarina, Daina, Earlina, Gavina, Hanina, Jarika, Kadena, Kadiya, Kaira, Kalila, Kalisa, Karissa, Karlla, Karmia, Karrine, Katiya, Kazia, Kenina, Keriann, Kerin, Kolina, Korin, Korine, Korrin, Kyria, Larita, Larsina (see Lauren), Mahina, Maria, Mariana, Marin, Marita, Mariza, Narine, Orina, Ravina, Salina, Saria, Sarinna, Sharina, Taina, Terina, Vanina, Varena, Zaria and Zarina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karina.