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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca*ri"na
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  1. [Bot] A keel
    1. That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification
    2. A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
  2. [Zoöl] The keel of the breastbone of birds.

Etymology: L., keel

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  1. Any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
  2. A keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the star Canopus
Wiktionary

Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin carīna (“the keel of a ship”)

  1. (astronomy) A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the keel of a ship. It contains the star Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.

Name of a fourth century martyr, feminine of Latin carinus, derivative of carus "beloved"; also a latinization of Karina and Karin (= Catherine) in northern Europe.

  1. A female given name occasionally used in English.

    Carina was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Carina

    Carina Lau is a mandopop actor.

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    Carina Round is an alternative rock and indie rock musician. She was most active from 1996 to present. Carina was born on April 21st, 1979 in Wolverhampton, England.

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    Carina was born on February 16th, 1995 in Wentorf bei Hamburg, Germany.

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    Carina was born on August 5th, 1968 in California.

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    Carina was born on February 5th, 1992 in Germany.

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    Carina was born on February 26th, 1970 in Dresden.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Carina

    Anna Carina is a pop music, latin music (genre), and pop rock musician. She plays Guitar and Vocals. Anna was given the name Anna Carina Copello Hora on August 14th, 1981.

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    How popular is the baby name Carina in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1914 5 5 0
    1916 6 6 0
    1942 6 6 0
    1947 5 5 0
    1953 6 6 0
    1954 9 9 0
    1955 7 7 0
    1956 13 13 0
    1957 7 7 0
    1958 9 9 0
    1959 15 15 0
    1960 17 17 0
    1961 32 32 0
    1962 32 32 0
    1963 16 16 0
    1964 27 27 0
    1965 23 23 0
    1966 24 24 0
    1967 48 48 0
    1968 66 66 0
    1969 69 69 0
    1970 76 76 0
    1971 71 71 0
    1972 76 76 0
    1973 81 81 0
    1974 96 96 0
    1975 101 101 0
    1976 148 148 0
    1977 185 185 0
    1978 184 184 0
    1979 196 196 0
    1980 218 218 0
    1981 214 214 0
    1982 240 240 0
    1983 232 227 5
    1984 246 246 0
    1985 255 255 0
    1986 242 242 0
    1987 245 245 0
    1988 328 328 0
    1989 400 400 0
    1990 444 436 8
    1991 493 488 5
    1992 526 519 7
    1993 558 558 0
    1994 568 563 5
    1995 694 689 5
    1996 607 607 0
    1997 449 449 0
    1998 448 448 0
    1999 459 459 0
    2000 460 460 0
    2001 415 415 0
    2002 386 386 0
    2003 401 401 0
    2004 363 363 0
    2005 363 363 0
    2006 308 308 0
    2007 334 334 0
    2008 308 308 0
    2009 314 314 0
    2010 271 271 0
    2011 229 229 0
    2012 224 224 0
    2013 232 232 0
    2014 254 254 0
    2015 247 247 0
    2016 245 245 0
    2017 235 235 0

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    Fun Facts about the name Carina

    • How Popular is the name Carina? Carina is the 1,978th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Carina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,111 babies born with the first name Carina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carina to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Carina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carina is Monday, September 6th, 1875.
    • What year had the most people named Carina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carina was in 1995 with a total of 689 babies.
    • Random Carina Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carina is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2000.
    • Weird things about the name Carina: Your name in reverse order is Anirac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Caarin. How do you pronounce that?

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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