The name Catalina is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pure". Catalina is ranked #260 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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 sexy Bolivian character on the sitcom My Name is Earl.