Meaning and name origin
Karine \k(a)-ri-ne\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Irish, Gaelic, Greek and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Karine is "beloved; friend; maiden". Karine is a variant of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic); 20th-century coinage: feminine form of the Latin and Italian word for "dear". Also a variant of Careen: modern name. Karine is also used as a variant of Carina (Latin) and Corinne (Greek), Karina (Scandinavian).
Karine has 29 variant forms: 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, Korynne.
Karine is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2943 out of 4276, Top 69%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Karina (#429), Cara (#672), Corinne (#727), Carina, Karin, Corene, Corine, Corrine and Caren. (2014 statistics).
Karine is also pronounced similarly to Karan, Karen, Kariann, Karianne, Karon, Karrin, Karyn, Karynn, Kerin, Korin, Koryne and Kyrene. Other suggested similar baby names are Karaina, Kareina, Karena, Kariana, Karie, Karima, Karinna, Karinya, Karline, Karna, Karrina, Karyna, Katrine, Korina, Larine, Marine, Narine and Sarine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Karine.