Catalina is a name for a girl of Greek origin that means 'pure' or 'clean', although there is no lack of who gives it an origin derived from the goddess Hecate. In any case, it is a name of great beauty that, without being the most frequent, preserves a long tradition of nobility while maintaining i
Catalina is a name for a girl of Greek origin that means 'pure' or 'clean', although there is no lack of who gives it an origin derived from the goddess Hecate.
In any case, it is a name of great beauty that, without being the most frequent, preserves a long tradition of nobility while maintaining its originality. He celebrates his onomastics on April 29, which is the day of Saint Catherine of Siena, patroness of Europe and Italy.
Curiosities about the name Catalina
Because of the meaning of her name, Catalina implies a strong and energetic character, with an extraordinary courage and a courage worthy of admiration. And it is that Catalina has an overwhelming personality that leads her to become a fundamental person both in her circle of friends and in the family. In addition, the name Catalina gives off beauty, energy and power.
The name Catalina is widely used throughout the world and there are many variants that we find in different languages. In the Slavic languages it appears as Ekaterina, very close also to the Albanian Katrina. However, it is in English where the name of your daughter offers us more possibilities, Katheryn, Catherine, Karen, Kate or Kitty, all of them very well known and very popular nowadays.
Throughout history there are many women named Catalina who have held power, such as Catalina de Aragón, Catalina de Braganza, Catalina de Medici or the Russian Empress Catalina la Grande. We also have the name of your daughter represented in literature by the writers Catherine Mansfield and Catherine Anne Potter. Although we can not forget the Hollywood star, Katherine Hepburn.
However, the name of your daughter is very topical thanks to British royalty and to the figure of Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William of England. A woman of today who after the royal wedding, was renamed Catalina, which shows that it is in this variant where the name acquires greater dimension.
To know the origin and meaning of other names that celebrate their saint in the month of April, consult our calendar of the names of saints in April. You will find all the curiosities related to the name and date of your name day.
And also, we have the most complete guide of names for babies of boys and girls. Here you will find all the names for babies arranged alphabetically to know their origin and meaning.