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Katarina is a more tropical version of the more traditional Katherine. It is popular in countries throughout Eastern Europe, though it became popular in America in the late twentieth century, too. As of 2021, Katarina is a top 1,400 name at rank 1,318. Read on to learn more about this unique yet beautiful name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Katarina:

The baby's name, Katarina, is an Eastern European version of Katherine. It is popular in various countries, including Sweden, Norway, Germany, Italy, and Serbia, for example. Katherine comes from the ancient Greek word “katharos,” and means “pure.”

Symbolism of the name Katarina:

The baby name Katarina means “pure” because of the origins dating back to Katherine. Katherine, as mentioned, is a play on the ancient Greek word “katharos.” “Katharos” translates to “pure” in English.

Nicknames for the name Katarina:

  • Kat
  • Kata
  • Rina
  • Katya 
  • Riri
  • Tarina
  • Atari
  • Katy
  • Rini
  • Ina
  • Tari
baby name Katarina


Style of the name Katarina:


Gender of the name Katarina:

Katarina is a flavorful name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Katarina:


Number of syllables in the name Katarina:


Emotion evoked from the name Katarina:

Katarina sounds formal and refined. It is complex and international.

Alternative spellings for the name Katarina:

  • Katharina
  • Katarrina
  • Katarinna
  • Katarrinna
  • Katarynna
  • Kataryna

Popularity of the name Katarina:

Katarina was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1988 at rank 963. It came back to the list in 1992 at number 576. The last year that Katarina was a top 1,000 name was 2005, when it was ranked number 952. Katarina was only a top 500 name once in 1994 at number 478.

Great middle names for Katarina and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Katarina:

  • Katarina (character from “Doctor Who”)
  • Katarina Stratford (character from “10 Things I Hate About You”)
  • Katarina Alves (character from “Tekken” video game)
  • Katarina Cott (character from “Suikoden IV”)
  • KatarinaLeon (character from “Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat” video game)
  • Katarina Bishop (character from “Heist Society”)
  • Katarina (character from “Warehouse 13”)
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