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Meaning and name origin

Karina \k(a)-ri-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-REE-nah. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Karina is "beloved". Variant of Katherine. See also Carina and Karen.


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

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


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Karina for girls. Karina reached its highest rank of #108 in the U.S. in 1996. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karina name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Karina (#429), Kara (#442), Karen (#492), Cara (#672), Kareena, Carina and Karin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carina, Kara, Karen, Karin, Karina, Katherine in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karin, Karina, Katherine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karina is also pronounced similarly to Carena, Cariana, Carinna, Carrina, 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, Karan, Kareima, Kariann, Karida, Karima, Karimah, Karisa, Karita, Karlina, Karma, Karmia, Karmina, Karna, Karon, Karrin, Karrine, Karyn, Karyne, Karynn, Katina, Katrina, Kerin, Korin, Korine, Larina, Marina, Sarina, Tarina, Varina, Yarina and Zarina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karina.