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Katerina is the Greek, Slavic, and Russian version of the name Katherine. Katerina has several possible meanings and mostly means “pure.” Katerina was only briefly popular in the late 90’s and was supplanted by similar names like Catrina and Kate.

Meaning and Origin of the name Katerina:

Katerina is a beautiful name for girls meaning “pure.”

Katerina is the Greek, Slavic, and Russian form of the name Katherine. Katerina has several possible etymologies. Katerina is from the Greek Κατερίνα (spelled Katerína in Latin) and from the Russian, Bulgarian, and Macedonian name Катерина (spelled Katerina in Latin). Κατερίνα is derived from the Greek name Ekaterini (Katherine), and Катерина is derived from the Russian and Bulgarian name Ekaterina (Katherine). Katerina and Katherine are thought to be associated with the Greek word katharos (meaning “pure”). From Greek, Katherine means “each of the two,” “torture,” or “pure.” It also derives from a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name.”

Symbolism of the name Katerina:

Katerina shares its name with a type of garden phlox with flowers that are lilac blue with a white central star. These flowers traditionally symbolism unity and cooperation.

Baby name Katerina


Style of the name Katerina:


Gender of the name Katerina:

Katerina is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Katerina:

KAT-eh-rin-a (Greek, Slavic), kə-tyi-RYEE-nə (Russian)

Number of syllables in the name Katerina:


Emotion evoked from the name Katerina:

Katerina evokes feelings of daring and confidence.

Alternative spellings for the name Katerina:

  • Caterina
  • Yekaterina
  • Ekaterina

Nicknames for the name Katerina:

If you are looking for adorable nicknames for the name Katerina, then we have the perfect list for you. We have compiled popular and unique nicknames for the name Katrina to help you find the right nickname for your daughter. Katerina has many ways it can be shortened to create a cute nickname.

Popularity of the name Katerina:

According to the Social Security Administration, Katerina is a baby girl’s name that was briefly popular between 1992 and 2003.

Great middle names for the name Katerina and their meanings:

  • Natalia (Christmas)
  • Alisia (noble)
  • Rosalia (beautiful rose)
  • Sabina (Sabine)
  • Anaise (pure)
  • Inez (virginal)
  • Maris (of the sea)
  • Cerys (love)

Famous people with the name Katerina:

  • Katerina Graham (Swedish-American actress, singer)
  • Katerina Plotnikova (Russian photographer)
  • Katerina Maleeva (Bulgarian tennis player)
  • Katerina Athanasopoulou (Greek filmmaker and animator)
  • Katerina Moutsatsou (Greek-American actress)
  • Katerina Petrova (television, “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Katerina Bollenbecker (film, “The Accidental Husband”)
  • Katerina Kittycat (television, “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood”)
  • Katarina (television, “Doctor Who”)
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