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Karine meaning and name origin
Karine \k(a)-ri-ne\ as a girl's name is a variant of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic), Careen, Carina (Latin), Corinne (Greek) and Karina (Scandinavian), and the meaning of Karine is "beloved; friend; maiden". From Cara: feminine form of the Latin and Italian word for "dear". From Careen: possibly a combination of Cara with the -een suffix, or a variant of Corinne or Carina. From Carina: late 19th-century coinage: Pet form of Cara (like Carita) and partly inspired by Karin. From Corinne: French form of Corinna, also used in the English-speaking world. From Karina: variant of Katherine. See Cara, Careen, Carina, Corinne, Karina for more on Karine. The baby name Karine sounds like Carine, Karin, Karinne, Korine, Karyne, Karrine and Karene. Other similar baby names are Karline, Katrine, Karie, Larine, Marine, Narine and Sarine.
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Popularity of Karine
Karine is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2943 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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