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 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.Creative forms:
(female) Karira, Kirina, ..
(male) Karika, Kariney, .. Middle name pairings:
Karina Eden (K.E.), ..
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)
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 #462. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Katherine (#84 in 2015), Katie (#309), Karen (#504), Kara (#509), Kaylin (#619), Cara (#727), Katalina (#787), Taryn (#1062), Carina (#1067), Katerina (#1158), Katrina (#1167), Katarina (#1349), Kari (#1817), Trina, Katherina, Rina, Katrena, Katya, Katina, Kati, Kathrine, Kathrina, Karren, Caryn, Catarina, Caron, Carin, Caren, Cari, Catina, Catrina, Karon, Karri, Karin, Karena, Catriona, Karan and Karyn are the prominent varying forms of Karina (#462 in 2015) 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 (#1580, ▼87%), with versions such as Katrina becoming somewhat outmoded. Katalina is the most trendy birth name in this list.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.