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

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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 skating champion
Catriona Balfe, Irish actress
Catriona Rowntree, Australian TV presenter

Pop Culture References for the Name Catriona

Catriona Drummond, title heroine of 1893's 'Catriona', a vibrant Highland girl who eventually marries David Balfour – the young Lowlander narrator of Stevenson's earlier (1886) novel 'Kidnapped'