Catalina Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Catalina:
A Spanish variant of Catherina, a Spanish cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, a name derived from katharos (pure, unsullied).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Catalina: | Edit
Catalina is a pretty name that can easily be said in many languages. It's very hard to mispronounce! If you've ever met a Catalina, were all very much alike. We are bubbly, beautiful, and courageous! Our name Catalina explains our personality by BBC. Which is what we love too!
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Catalina is my name. I hated it every year up until 9th grade and realized how beautiful my name is. I went by Cat my whole life , but from then on went my Catalina. It's such a pretty name and I'm blessed to have it passed down to me. I never thought I'd keep the tradition, but I definitely will.
I completely agree with the comment above it describes me. I have hated it until 9th grade. My mom is also named Catalina. As it's translated to pure I definitely believe so. I love the way it sounds
Catalina Maria my daughters name so gorgeous with whole lot of meaning to me her and my family. ¡I think everyone who's and known an experience with Catalina agrees it's bonita name! Sorry for bad Inglis.
- Nicknames for Catalina: | Edit
Cat, Cata, Cathy, Cati, Catie, Lina, Talina
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- Famous real-life people named Catalina: | Edit
Catalina de Aragon (aka Catherine of Aragon) was the youngest daughter of Spanish King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and first wife of Henry VIII of England.
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Academy Award-nominated Colombian actress
Catalina Selman, Mario Selman (Social Media Star) sister
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Catalina Aruca, a character from the sitcom My Name Is Earl
Catalina, a character in the video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto III