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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Pure beauty; variation of Catherine

What does Catalina mean and stand for?

The name Catalina is of Irish origin and means "pure." It is the Spanish form of Katherine.

Syllables: 4

How Popular Is The Name Catalina

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Castilian) : from the Castilian form of the female personal name Catarina (see Catherine).


According to Social Security Administration data, Catalina has been steadily increasing in popularity for the last two decades. It broke the top 200 for the first time in 2019, reaching its peak at 178 in 2020.

However, it is the 3rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Catalina was at its peak popularity in October 2019.

Catalina was not only the patron saint of Italy, but also respected spiritual writer of the Church. Henry VII's wife, Catherine of Aragon, was born as Catalina de Aragón y Castill. Other notable namesakes include actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, actress Catalina Zarate Denis, and gymnast Catalina Ponor. It's also been a popular choice for pop culture, including My Name is Earl and Red, White, and Royal Blue.

Where is it Popular?

Catalina was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Catalina

  • Cat
  • Cate
  • Catie
  • Lina

Pairs well with these middle names


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