Carina Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Ciaran and Carina are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
I'm Alexandra and my sister is called Carina who was named after my grandmother. I'm so glad I found out as I was pregnant with my child that I was having another daughter, because I'm going to name her Carina as I fell in love with the name and she is going to be named after 2 very special ladies in my life.
I named my daughter Carina. I wanted a name with meaning, that sounded pretty, and had some Italian descent. I like how it is easy to say and pretty without needing to be shortened. My only concern was that it might be too "cute" for a business executive (who knows what she will grow up to be), so I gave her a more sophisticated middle name, so she has more options.
- Personal experiences with the name Carina
My friend's mother just named her daughter Carina. I love her name!
- Nicknames for Carina
This name is fluent enough you don't really need a nickname. However, I imagine you could abbreviate it to "Carrie" or "Rina" if you wanted.
- Meanings and history of the name Carina
In addition to the above definition (good grief, who wants to be named after a keel of a ship?), my Italian relatives confirm that this name also means "Beloved" in Italian. Some websites claim it also means "pure" in Irish, due to an alternative relation to the name "Catherine".
- Famous real-life people named Carina
Carina Rose Mariano, daughter of Rob and Amber Mariano and character on children's YouTube sitcom Mariano Madness
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