Katrina is a striking baby girl name. With its distinctly European flair, this name has a sophisticated tone while producing a range of catchy nicknames. The name also has a vibrant role in popular culture. Katrina “K.C.” Cooper is protagonist of Disney's K.C. Undercover, and Katrina Isobel MacDougal is an important character in J.K. Rowling's The Original Forty. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Katrina:

Greek: Pure

Origin of the name Katrina:

Katrina is a variant short form of the name Katherine. This name derived from the Greek word katharos (meaning “pure”).

Symbolism of the name Katrina:

Katrina is a derivative of a Greek word that means “pure.” This variation is a popular spelling for Katrina of Alexandria (a venerated martyr of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Her symbols included the bridal veil and ring.

Baby name: Katrina

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Gender of the name Katrina:

Katrina is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Katrina:


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Emotion evoked from the name Katrina:

The name Katrina evokes feelings of eminence and elegance.

Alternative spellings for the name Katrina:

  • Katrine
  • Katriona
  • Katrinah
  • Katryna

Nicknames for the name Katrina:

Popularity of the name Katrina:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Katrina was the 942nd most popular baby name for girls in 2012. Katrina was far more popular in the United States until losing momentum in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane that bears its name.

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Great middle names for Katrina and their meanings:

  • Alys (noble)
  • Blythe (cheerful)
  • Erica (eternal ruler)
  • Isis (throne)
  • Luisa (famous in battle)
  • Matilde (mighty in battle)
  • Norene (honor)
  • Pamela (sweetness)
  • Suri (princess)
  • Tamsin (twin)

Famous people with the name Katrina:

Katrina in popular culture:

  • Katrina Charlotte Coretta Scott Cooper (protagonist of Disney's K.C. Undercover)
  • Katrina Isobel MacDougal (character in J.K. Rowling's The Original Forty)
  • Katrina Luisa Van Horn (character in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Katrina Van Tassel (character in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)