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 One GIRLS".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Carina

Karina, Careena, Carin, Kareena, Carinn, Carinne, Caridad, Carena, Caren, Carine, Karine, Karena, Carinah, Carinna


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.