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What does Karina mean?

Karina \k(a)-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.

For more information, see also related girl names Cara and Kara.

Karina has 34 more alternative forms via Carina, Karen, Katherine: Carena, Cariana, Carin, Carine, Carinna, Carita, Carrina, Catina, Catrina, Karan, Karen, Kari, Karita, Karna, Karon, Karrin, Karyn, Karynn, Kasia, Katarina, Katena, Katerina, Kathrina, Katica, Katina, Katinka, Katrena, Katria, Katriana, Katrina, Katrine, Katriona, Katryna and Trina.


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)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Karina for girls. Karina entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #108 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #429. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 popularity of Karina and corresponding names. Katherine (#83 in 2014), Kara (#442), Karen (#492), Cara (#672), Katarina, Katerina, Karyn, Katrina, Katina, Trina, Karin, Catina, Carina, Catrina, Karan, Kari and Karon are the prominent varying forms of Karina (#429 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5122%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1601%, down 68.7%), with versions such as Karen, Cara, Katrina, Carina and Catrina becoming somewhat outmoded. Karina (#429) and Kara (#442) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carina, Catina, Catrina, Kara, Karan, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karon, Karyn, Katarina, Katerina, Katherine, Katina, Katrina, Trina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Karina is alike in pronunciation to Corina, Karaina, Karenna, Kariana, Karianna, Karinya, Karrena, Karrina, Karynna, Kerena, Keriana, Kiriana, Korena, Korina, Korinna and Korrina. Other suggested similar baby names are Darina, Farina, Kalina, Kareima, Kariann, Karida, Karima, Karimah, Karisa, Karlina, Karma, Karmia, Karmina, Karrine, Karyne, Kerin, Korin, Korine, Larina, Marina, Sarina, Tarina, Varina, Yarina and Zarina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karina.