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 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)
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)
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.