Kalina is more popular in Europe than in America. It comes from countries like Poland, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. In America, however, it is only a top 2,900 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Kalina:

Macedonian: viburnum tree
Polish: viburnum tree
Bulgarian: viburnum tree

Origin of the name Kalina:

Kalina is a popular baby name in eastern Europe. In Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Poland, it began as a word. Kalina directly translates to “viburnum tree” in these countries. There are over 150 species of this type of plant, ranging from evergreens to those with rose-like flowers. Kalina spread to America in the last couple of centuries.

Symbolism of the name Kalina:

Kalina translates directly to “viburnum tree.” It can represent your daughter's innocent and purity. Parents in eastern Europe immediately picked up on the beauty of this title.

Style of the name Kalina:

Traditional

Gender of the name Kalina:

Kalina is a noble name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Kalina:

ka-LEE-nuh

Number of syllables in the name Kalina:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Kalina:

Kalina feels youthful and noble. It is upper class and refined.

Alternative spellings for the name Kalina:

  • Kalyna
  • Kaleena 
  • Kalinna
  • Kalynna
  • Kaleenna
  • Kallyna

Nicknames for the name Kalina:

Popularity of the name Kalina:

Kalina is not a top 1,000 baby name on the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 2,900 option in America. More specifically, Kalina is number 2,802 for girls.

Related names for the name Kalina:

Great middle names for Kalina and their meanings:

  • Ashley (ash tree, from the ash tree clearing)
  • Joleen (God is gracious)
  • Camille (helper to the priest, religious helper)
  • Justine (fair, just)
  • Lucille (light)
  • Rochelle (little rock, rest)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Verity (truth)

Famous people with the name Kalina:

  • Kalina (Princess of Bulgaria)
  • Kalina Jedrusik (singer, actress, “A Cure for Love”)
  • Kalina Krumova (TV journalist in Bulgaria)
  • Kalina Yordanova (psychologist)

Kalinas in popular culture:

  • Kalina Ann (character from “Devil May Cry 3” video game)