Karina
Origin/Usage
Danish, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish
Pronunciation
kah-REE-nah
Meaning
Chaste, pure
More info about the name "Karina"

Karina is a Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian and Polish variant of Katherine. Katherine originates in Greek language and means "chaste, pure". It has been one of the most popular feminine given names over centuries and with various spellings all around the world. Historically, it was a favourite name especially in Christian world. Katherine is the name of many saints, the most popular probably being Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr. It was also a popular name within royalty in different countries. The variant spelling Catherine is also very frequent.

Famous Karinas

Karina Berger - model
Karina Lombard - actress

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