Catriona

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Gender: F Pronunciation: kat-TREE-na Meaning of Catriona: "pure" Origin of Catriona: Gaelic form of Katherine

This Katherine variation, used through Ireland and Scotland, is pronounced as Katrina -- kat-tree-na. The name became popular after the Crusaders brought home stories about the colorful fourth century martyr, Catherine of Alexandria. Its later popularity increased following the success of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1893 Catriona, the sequel to Kidnapped.

Famous People Named Catriona

Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian Olympic speed skater
Catriona Balfe, Irish actress
Catriona Rowntree, Australian TV presenter
Catriona Isobel Matthew, Scottish golfer
Catriona MacColl, English actress
Catriona "Cat" Sparks, Australian science fiction and fantasy novelist

Pop Culture References for the Name Catriona

Catriona Drummond, main character in R.L. Stevenson's 1893 novel 'Catriona' a vibrant Highland girl who eventually marries David Balfour of Stevenson's earlier novel 'Kidnapped'

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