Carina Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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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