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PronouncedPron.kə-REEN-ə English
ka-REE-na German

Meaning & History

Late Latin name derived from cara meaning "dear, beloved". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr. It is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, though in this case it means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo.
VariantKaryna English
Other Languages & CulturesCarine, Karine French
Same SpellingCarina (2)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute