Spanish variation of Catherine

Catalina Origin and Meaning

The name Catalina is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pure".

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.

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 character on the sitcom My Name is Earl.

# 147 in the US

Catalina Rank in US Top 1000

# 690 on Nameberry

Catalina Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Catalina Popularity

Famous People Named Catalina

  • Catalina de Aragón y Castillabirth name of Catherine of Aragon, first Queen consort of England's Henry VIII
  • Catalina PonorRomanian gymnast
  • Catalina Sandino MorenoColombian actress
  • (María) Catalina RobayoMiss Colombia 2011
  • Catalina "Katty" LópezMiss Ecuador 2006
  • Catalina SaavedraChilean actress
  • Catalina Zarate DenisColombian actress
  • Catalina "Cathi" Vásquez Villalpando38th Treasurer of the United States
  • Catalina CastañoColombian tennis player
  • Catalina CruzAmerican adult film actress
  • Catalina de Erauso aka The Nun Lieutenant17th century Spanish cross,dressing adventurer

Catalina in Pop Culture

  • Catalinacharacter in the book 'The Revealers'
  • Isla Catalinaan island off the coast of the Dominican Republic
  • Santa Catalinaan island off the coast of Southern California
  • Catalina June ClaremontDiaz, character in the book "Red White and Royal Blue"