This name of a touristed island in sight of Los Angeles makes an attractive and newly stylish variation on the classic Catherine or overused Caitlin. This name has been on the rise the last five years, jumping over 300 spots to Number 325 in 2014; trendier spelling Katalina has also been ascending.
Santa Catalina of Siena was, along with Saint Francis, one of the two patron saints of Italy and was a respected spiritual writer of the Church. Catalina de Aragón y Castilla is the original Spanish name of the first wife of Henry VIII, known to history as Catherine of Aragon. In a completely different vein, Catalina Aruca was a sexy Bolivian character on the sitcom My Name is Earl.