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Gender: F Meaning of Catalina: "pure" Origin of Catalina: Spanish variation of Catherine Catalina's Popularity in 2014: #365

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 365 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 Ponor, Romanian gymnast
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
Catalina de Aragón y Castilla, daughter of the Catholic Kings, Princess of Spain and England

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

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