Carina Name Meaning & Origin

Carina

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Catherine, Corinna, Karina

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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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