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Gender: F Meaning of Catalina: "pure" Origin of Catalina: Spanish variation of Catherine Catalina's Popularity in 2015: #325

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.

Famous People Named Catalina

Catalina de Aragón y Castilla, birth name of Catherine of Aragon, first Queen consort of England's Henry VIII
Catalina Ponor, Romanian gymnast
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
(María) Catalina Robayo, Miss Colombia 2011
Catalina "Katty" López, Miss Ecuador 2006
Catalina Saavedra, Chilean actress
Catalina Zarate Denis, Colombian actress
Catalina "Cathi" Vásquez Villalpando, 38th Treasurer of the United States
Catalina Castaño, Colombian tennis player
Catalina Cruz, American adult film actress
Catalina de Erauso aka The Nun Lieutenant, 17th century Spanish cross-dressing adventurer

Pop Culture References for the name Catalina

Catalina, character in the book 'The Revealers'
Isla Catalina, an island off the coast of the Dominican Republic
Santa Catalina, an island off the coast of Southern California

Catalin, Catalena, Catalyna, Catalene, Cataleen, Catalia, Cateline, Catalyn