Karina

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Karina
Genderfemale
Origin
Word/NameLatin (= precious)
Meaningpure; beloved one
Other names
Related namesCarina, Katrina, Karine, Karin, Katerina
 
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Karina (ka-REE-nah) 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".

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Karina
Genderfemale
Origin
Word/NameLatin (= precious)
Meaningpure; beloved one
Other names
Related namesCarina, Katrina, Karine, Karin, Katerina

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  1. ^ Behind the Name