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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ka-TEER-ee Meaning of Kateri: "pure" Origin of Kateri: Mohawk variation of Katherine

The name Kateri is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "pure". Kateri and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

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St. Kateri Teckakwitha is the first Native American saint, canonized in 2012. St. Kateri was the daughter of a Mohawk warrior, born in 1656 in upstate New York. She converted to Christianity at age 20 and died at 24, and was known as "Lily of the Mohawk." Kateri was the name the saint took on, a native variation of Katherine, upon her baptism.

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Famous People Named Kateri

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, American-born Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman

Pop Culture References for the name Kateri

Pronounced GAH duh lee in Mohawk
In English, kuh TAIR ee

Can also be pronounced kuh-teer-ee