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Catalina is a beautiful baby name with a certain Latin or tropical flair. It has a certain kindness and peace, especially since it means “pure.” Though originally intended for Spanish and Corsican cultures, it is now used for any baby.

Meaning of the name Catalina:

Spanish: pure

Origin of the name Catalina:

The baby name Catalina comes from both the Spanish and the Corsican cultures. The Corsican culture comes from the island of Corsica. It is this culture's version of the baby name Katherine. Santa Catalina was actually a saint in Italy who may have helped in the development of this baby name.

Symbolism of the name Catalina:

The baby name Catalina means “pure” as it retains the same meaning as the name Katherine. IT is ironic that the name means “pure” as one of the first Catalinas was a saint of the church.

Style of the name Catalina:

Classical

Gender of the name Catalina:

The baby name Catalina is a beautifully feminine name.

Pronunciation of the name Catalina:

ka-ta-LEE-na

Number of syllables in the name Catalina:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Catalina:

Catalina feels regal and noble. It is a unique and tropical name too.

Alternative spellings for the name Catalina:

  • Katalina
  • Catalyna
  • Katalyna
  • Catalynna
  • Catalinna
  • Katalinna

Nicknames for the name Catalina:

  • Cat
  • Kat
  • Cate
  • Catie
  • Lena 
  • Lina

Popularity of the name Catalina:

The baby name Catalina was on the top 1,000 list from 1029 to 1935. It declined until the year 1989, however, and has ascended greatly. As of the year 2020, Catalina ranks at number 178 for girls.

Related names for the name Catalina:

Great middle names for Catalina and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Catalina:

  • Catalina Ponor (professional gymnast)
  • Catalina Moreno (actress, “The Quarry”)
  • Catalina Lopez (Miss Ecuador from 2006)
  • Catalina Denis (actress, “Le Mac”)
  • Catalina Castano (professional tennis player)
  • Catalina Villalpando (former treasure of the United States)

Catalinas in popular culture:

  • Catalina (character in “The Revealers” book)
  • Catalina Claremont (character in “Red White and Royal Blue” book)