Karina: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Karina

Karina

Pronunciation: kah-REE-nə (key)

Origin of the name Carina:

Derived from the Latin carina (keel of a ship). Carina is the name of a southern constellation which contains the star Canopus, the second-brightest star in the heavens.

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Related Names:

Carina, Karena, Kari

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My sister's name. She's the only one in school with that name. She is a fun, creative, and loving person.

I met someone I worked with this name, but spelt differently. Such a fack, and kisser-upper. She told me one time that she'd look after something while I went off with the boss, and when I came back I was blamed because she took out some stuff from the oven too earily so it was thrown out. I ended up getting fired that same day.

Fun fact: spelled backwards it's Anirak (which is almost like Anorak...)

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My name! Nice to have a different name that people can still pronounce and spell.

Nicknames for Karina: | Edit

Kari, Karin, Kay, Kay Kay, Reena, Kay Reena.

Meanings and history of the name Karina: | Edit

Karina means pure.

means Little Darling in a book of 100,000 names or so.

Famous real-life people named Karina: | Edit

Karina Smirnoff, dancer/choreographer on 'Dancing With The Stars'.

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