Gender: Female Pronunciation: cat-ah-lee-ah Meaning of Cataleya: "Cattley's flower" Origin of Cataleya: Flower name, from English surname Cataleya's Popularity in 2019: #410

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.

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laurabodis Says:


It is the name of an orchidea.

lesliemarion Says:


Pretty looking and meaning word, but I think people might pronounce it cat-uh-LAY-a and I avoid names with lay in them.