Meaning and Name Origin
Karine \k(a)-ri-ne\ as a name for girls has the meaning "beloved; friend; maiden". Karine is a variant of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic). Karine is also a variant of Careen: modern name. Karine is also used as a variant of Carina (Latin), Corinne (Greek) and Karina (Scandinavian).
Karine has 29 variants: Caren▼, Carin, Carine, Carinne, Carreen, Carrine, Coreen, Corene▼, Corine▼, Corrin, Corrine▼, Corrinne, Corryne, Corynn, Kareen, Karene, Karin▼, Karinne, Karrine, Karyne, Kerrine, Koreen, Korine, Korinne, Korrin, Korrine, Korrinne, Koryn and Korynne.
Karine has 40 more related variations via Cara, Careen, Carina, Corinne, Karina: Caera, Carabelle, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caralin, Caralyn, Caranda, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Caretta, Cariana, Carinna, Carita, Carrie▼, Carrina, Carry, Corrie▼, Kaara, Kaira, Kara▲, Karalee, Kareena, Kareina, Karena, Karenah, Karinna, Karita, Karra, Karrie▼, Karry, Karyna, Korina, Korinna, Lacara and Rina.
Karine is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2943 out of 4276, Top 69%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Karine and associated names. Popular related forms of Karine (#unlisted) are Karina (#429 the previous year), Kara (#442), Cara (#672), Corinne (#727), Karin, Caren, Karrie, Carina, Corrine, Corine, Carrie, Corrie and Corene. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 and is now significantly lower, with versions such as Cara, Carina, Karrie, Corrine and Karin falling out of fashion. Karina (#429) and Kara (#442) are two of the more trendy girl names in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Karine is pronounced similarly to Karan, Karen▼, Kariann, Karianne, Karon▼, Karrin, Karyn▼, Karynn, Kerin, Korin, Koryne and Kyrene. Other suggested similar baby names are Karaina, Kariana, Karie, Karima, Karinya, Karline, Karna, Karrina, Katrine, Larine, Marine, Narine and Sarine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karine.