Scottish form of Katherine, Greek

Catriona Origin and Meaning

The name Catriona is a girl's name of Gaelic origin meaning "pure".

This Katherine variation, used through Ireland and Scotland, is pronounced like Katrina. 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.

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Famous People Named Catriona

  • Catriona LeMay DoanCanadian Olympic speed skater
  • Catriona RowntreeAustralian TV presenter
  • Catriona Isobel MatthewScottish golfer
  • Catriona MacCollEnglish actress
  • Catriona "Cat" SparksAustralian science fiction and fantasy novelist
  • Catriona GrayFilipina,Scottish singer, model, and theatre actress, Miss Universe 2018

Catriona in Pop Culture

  • Catriona Hartdegenfemale scholar and sword fighter from the TV show Penny Dreadful (pronounced Cat,tree,AWN,uh in the show)
  • Catrionacharacter in the film 'I Know Where I'm Going’
  • Catriona Drummondmain character in R.L. Stevenson's 1893 novel 'Catriona' , a vibrant Highland girl who eventually marries David Balfour of Stevenson's earlier novel 'Kidnapped'