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Karina"/Kariːnɑː/" is a female given name of modern usage. It can be a variant spelling of Carina (from Latin carus = love) or a short form of Katarina/Katrina.[1]

It is mainly used in Greece, Scandinavia and Poland; when spelt Carina it is used in Italy and Spain.

In Greece it means "pure" while in Poland it is more likely derived from Ekaterina, another variant of Catherine - again meaning "pure".

Carina also means "pretty" in Italian.[citation needed]

It may refer to:


Karina Petrosian
Gender female
Word/name Latin (= precious)
Meaning pure; beloved one
Other names
Related names Carina, Katrina, Karine, Karin, Katerina

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Carina, a homonym of Karina
  • Karine
  • Karinna and Caireanna, different spelling(s) of Karina


  1. ^ Behind the Name