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Gender: Female Meaning of Carina: "dear little one" Origin of Carina: Italian

The name Carina is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "dear little one". Carina and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "drop your least favourite w randomly generated names - girls with middles".

From the experts:

Carina is a pretty feminissima name whose fall from popularity may be speeded by similarity to (hurricane name) Katrina.

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Famous People Named Carina

Carina Lau (Kar-ling), Hong Kong actress
Carina Witthöft, German tennis player
Carina Marguerite Benninga, Dutch Olympic field hockey player
Carina Persson, Swedish model
Carina Rose Mariano (b. 2010), daughter of reality TV personalities Rob and Amber Mariano

Pop Culture References for the name Carina

Carina DeLuca, character from the tv show, "Greys Anatomy"
"Carina," popular song written by Alberto Testa and Corrado Lojacono
"Carina," song by Swedish band Larz-Kristerz
"Carina," song by English singer James Hunter
Carina Press, romance publisher
Carina, character in the movie "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Carina Smyth, character in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (the character was named for the constellation Carina)
Carina, constellation in the southern sky; the name is Latin for "keel", referring to the keel of Jason's ship the Argo.
As a Scandinavian name, Carina is ultimately a form of Katherine (being a variation of Karin, Swedish short form of Katarina)

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pointless Says:


If I ever have a daughter, this will be her name <3 so pretty

sciencegeek Says:


Reminds me of the Carina Nebula. Very pretty.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name

priviledgedpistachios Says:


Why does whoever writes these name descriptions always associate these names with Katrina, and then Hurricane Katrina? Carina is totally different from Katrina.

AnonymousPerson Says:


If you want to name your daughter after both a Cara and a Catherine, then this is the name for you.