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Gender: Female Origin of Caterina: Italian variation of Katherine Meaning of Katherine: Greek, "pure"

The name Caterina is a girl's name of Italian origin. Caterina and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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If your ancestry is Italian, you may want to consider this elegant twist on a classic.

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Famous People Named Caterina

Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo (Catherine) de' Medici, Queen of France
Maria Angela Caterina d'Este, Princess of Modena; Princess of Carignano
Maria Caterina Farnese, Duchess of Modena
Caterina Reminy Scorsone, Canadian actress
Caterina Valente, Italian singer
Caterina Sforza, Lady of Imola, Countess of Forli
Caterina Caselli, Italian record producer
Caterina Boratto, Italian actress
Caterina Murino, Italian actress
Caterina van Hemessen, Flemish Renaissance painter
Caterina Fake, American entrepreneur, founder of Flickr
Caterina Ruspoli, Italian princess

Pop Culture References for the name Caterina

Caterina "Hornet" Grimani, character in Cornelia Funke's "The Thief Lord"
"Caterina," a song by Perry Como
Caterina "Cat" Valentine, character on TV's "Victorious" and "Sam & Cat"
Caterina, main character in Barbara Cartland's "The Mask of Love"
Caterina Sforza, character in manga/anime "Trinity Blood"
"Caterina Cornaro," opera by Gaetano Donizetti


MidnightSky Says:


Catherine's gorgeous Italian cousin, dreamy and romantic, dancing by moonlight in Venice.

snowsbeloved Says:


I've sort of overlooked this name. After rewatching an old favorite film "10 Things I Hate About You", it came to my attention and I'm now considering it for a possible middle name.

lexibatt Says:


pretty name and not very common