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Cataleya isn't your average flower name. Forget Rose, Lily, Daisy, Poppy and Iris. Cataleya, which is the Spanish name for a group of orchids, is fresh, poetic and feminine, and it's the perfect baby name for your little girl. It's exotic without being too over the top, and it comes with a variety of traditional nicknames. A movie helped put it on the map in the United States in 2012, and it looks like it's here to stay, growing in popularity over the last decade. The name pairs well with most one and two-syllable middle names, both traditional and modern.

Meaning of the Name Cataleya

Cataleya is the name of a group of orchids that are grown in Central and South America. Orchids are important flowers in many cultures. Throughout the world, they have been seen as symbols of love, strength, fertility, virility and sexuality.

Nicknames for Cataleya

The baby name Cataleya evokes images of someone who is artistic and spiritual. Such a diverse and vibrant name should be paired with a bright and bubbly nickname. Below, we've compiled a list of possible nickname options to help get you inspired:

Cataleya Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Cataleya is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: kah-tah-LAY-ah

Syllables: Four

Alternative Spellings for Cataleya

Cataleya Name Popularity

Cataleya first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States in 2012. As of 2020, it ranked at number 383, according to the Social Security Administration.

Great Middle Names for Cataleya and Their Meanings

  • Cataleya Restrepo (character from the movie “Columbiana”)
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