Gender: Female Pronunciation: ka-TREE-na Meaning of Caitriona: "pure" Origin of Caitriona: Gaelic variation of Catherine

Caitriona Origin and Meaning

The name Caitriona is a girl's name of Gaelic, Scottish origin meaning "pure".

Both Caitriona and Catriona are commonly heard in Scotland and Ireland. The name was brought to Ireland by the Anglo-Normans, and is the source of nicknames Cait, Caitin, Caitlin and Triona. Actress Caitrona Balfe has gained recognition for her role on Outlander. Pronunciation is like the more phonetic Katrina.

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Caitriona Johnston Says:


I'm live in the United States, but my family's Scottish. I always heard Catriona as ka-tree-na. That's interesting that it's different.

pam Says:


Where do you live, Caitriona? The pronunciation we've heard in Ireland is ka-tree-na.

Caitriona Johnston Says:


The pronunciation listed is wrong. It's actually kay-tree-OH-na.

aaashark12 Says:


beautiful name