Karina - Meaning of Karina
[ 3 syll. ka-ri-na, kar-ina ] The baby girl name Karina is pronounced Kah-RIY-Nah in English or Kaa-RIY-Naa in Polish †. Karina's language of origin is Italian, Latin, and Old Greek, and it is predominantly used in the English, German, Latvian, Russian, Scandinavian, Czech, and Polish languages.
In addition, Karina is a pet form of the English, German, and Italian Cara in the English and German languages.
Karina is also a variant spelling of the English, German, Italian, and Scandinavian Carina in the German language.
Karina is also a pet form of the English, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Karen in the German, Latvian, Russian, and Scandinavian languages.
Karina is also a variant form of the English Katherine in the English, German, and Polish languages.
Karina has 14 variant forms. Variant forms include Kaarina, Karaina, Kareana, Kareen, Kareena, Kareina, Kariena, Karinah, Karine, Karinna, Karinne, Karrina, and Karyna (used in Polish too). The short forms Kar and Karina (used in German, Latvian, Russian, Scandinavian, Czech, and Polish too) are other English variants.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Karina.
Karina is a fairly popular baby name for girls. The name rose in popularity from the 1960s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. At the modest height of its usage in 1995, 0.155% of baby girls were given the name Karina. Its ranking then was #109. The baby name has since experienced a drop in popularity. In 2018, it ranked at #600 with a usage of 0.027%, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Katherine, within all girl names in its group. Its use outnumbered Karina's by 5 times in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Karina include Kareena, Karena, Karyna, Carena, Carina, Corinna, Kaarina, Karaina, Karama, Kareama, Kareana, Kareema, Karenza, Kariane, Kariann, Karianne, Kariena, Karima, Karimah, and Karime.
† Pronunciation for Karina: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"