Flower name, from English surname
"Cattley's flower"

Cataleya Origin and Meaning

The name Cataleya is a girl's name meaning "Cattley's flower".

Cataleya is the name of a genus of orchids that gained visibility as a baby name after it was used for the character played by Zoe Saldana in Colombiana. Part Caitlin, part Aaliyah, and part Leah, Cataleya is a trendy choice that just might transcend its momentary popularity. It is a spelling adaptation of Cattleya, named after the British horticulturalist William Cattley.

# 294 in the US

Cataleya Rank in US Top 1000

# 1424 on Nameberry

Cataleya Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Cataleya Popularity

Cataleya in Pop Culture

  • CataleyaZoe Saldana's character in Columbiana
  • A tropical American orchid (genus Cattleya)