Gender: Female Pronunciation: cat-ah-LEE-na Meaning of Catalina: "pure" Origin of Catalina: Spanish variation of Catherine Catalina's Popularity in 2019: #189

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.

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Rank in US: #189

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Pop Culture References for the name Catalina

Catalin, Catalena, Catalyna, Catalene, Cataleen, Catalia, Cateline, Catalyn


indiefendi2 Says:


I like it just where it is. ;)

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


This is a unique, gorgeous name. As far as reaching the top of the list, I think you will be waiting a while.

thesaltypeach Says:


What a beautiful name.

headintheclouds Says:


I find this to be a lovely, more unusual variant of Catherine- it sounds sleek and graceful, just rolling off your tongue when said out loud, and it strikes me as being both elegant and spirited. My first association with it is the Catalina Islands off the coast of California; it's definitely one of the prettier place names out there and really deserves to be more popular, being a long girly name that isn't overly flowery and fussy.

indiefendi2 Says:


Waiting for Catalina to usurp Isabella at the top.

shelbynh Says:


Very pretty

Jinxgirl Says:


It sounds pretty but all I can think of is the dressing and an RL Stine book I read about an evil car called Cataluna.

lynn_wentworth Says:


A flowery and distinct name in the sea of overused Katherine variations. Beautiful.

Kibby Says:


Reminds me of the salad dressing...

AnonymousPerson Says:


Ivy-Catalina, Cat for short. Beautiful.

Guest Says:


I love the many variations of Catherine! ☺️