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.
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".
It may refer to: