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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ka-TREE-na Meaning of Catriona: "pure" Origin of Catriona: Gaelic form of Katherine

The name Catriona is a girl's name of Gaelic origin meaning "pure". Catriona and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

This Katherine variation, used through Ireland and Scotland, is pronounced as Katrina -- kat-tree-na. The name became popular after the Crusaders brought home stories about the colorful fourth century martyr, Catherine of Alexandria. Its later popularity increased following the success of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1893 Catriona, the sequel to Kidnapped. Pronunciation is like Katrina.

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Famous People Named Catriona

Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian Olympic speed skater
Catriona Rowntree, Australian TV presenter
Catriona Isobel Matthew, Scottish golfer
Catriona MacColl, English actress
Catriona "Cat" Sparks, Australian science fiction and fantasy novelist
Catriona Gray, Filipina-Scottish singer, model, and theatre actress, Miss Universe 2018

Pop Culture References for the name Catriona

Catriona Drummond, main character in R.L. Stevenson's 1893 novel 'Catriona' a vibrant Highland girl who eventually marries David Balfour of Stevenson's earlier novel 'Kidnapped'
Catriona Hartdegen - awesome female scholar and fighter from the show Penny Dreadful (pronounced Cat tree AWN uh in the show)
Catriona, character in the film 'I Know Where I'm Going’