Katerina Name Meaning & Origin

Katerina

Pronunciation: kah-teh-REE-nə (key)

Origin of the name Katerina:

Cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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form of Katherine used in Macedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, and Greek

Personal experiences with the name Katerina: | Edit

This is my daughter's name, and I love it. It is exotic but still recognizable to Americans, clearly related to "Katherine" and "Katrina" but much less used, familiar from Katarina Witt and other international athletes and performers. It is feminine without being frilly, graceful and dignified. And many of the common "Katherine" nicknames can still be used if one wants to blend in rather than standing out at times.

Nicknames for Katerina: | Edit

Kat, Katsy, Kitty, Katka, Katja, Katya, Kaczka, Katla, Rina, Ketee, Katia, Katina, Káťa, Kača

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Famous real-life people named Katerina: | Edit

Katerina Didaskalou, Greek actress.
Katerina Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player.
Katerina Georgiadou, former Miss Greece and fashion model.
Katerina Graham, Swiss-born American actress and model.

Katerina in song, story & screen: | Edit

character Katerina Von Leuschner on show "Days of Our Lives" played by Crystal Chappell

character Katerina Stratford in movie "10 Things I Hate About You" played by Julia Stiles

Katerina Kittykat is the preschool age daughter off Henrietta Pussycat, on the PBS Mr Rogers spin-off "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood"

Katharina (same pronunciation) is the title character in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" (on which "10 Things I Hate About You" is based.)
Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya is a main character in "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy

The brunette sexy Katerina Petrova (Katherine Pierce) in The Vampire Diaries, played by the amazing actress Nina Dobrev.

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