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Pronounced KAH-tree-nah, it's shortened form is Triona. Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, formerly of the Bothy Band, goes by this name.
-- Jenna R  7/11/2005
I like this - it's much prettier than Katherine.
-- beautyofwords9  3/21/2006
Pronounced Kah-TREE-nah. [noted -ed]
-- AngelicGE  5/10/2007
Catriona, which is a variant of Caitríona, is a character in the book "Bad Blood" by Rhiannon Lassiter. Her nickname is Cat, and she is infuriated because her step-sister Katherine's nickname is also Kat. I think Caitríona is an interesting and exotic sounding equivalent to Katherine, which is classy, but overused. I like more now, because I read that it comes from the name Hekate, the Greek goddess of witchcraft, not some the Christian virtue ideal of "pure" i.e. chaste. Though it does remind of Caitríona Ruane, Minister for Education in Northern Ireland who is under a lot of scrutiny right now for abolishing the Eleven Plus exam. Though I think what she did was right, as it was a very unfair exam.
-- Undine  3/6/2009
I know this name ought rightly to be pronounced more or less as Katrina, but find the erroneous kah-tree-OH-na so much prettier.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2009
There are some other Irish forms of Catherine like Caiterína, Catraoine, Caitrín and Caitlín.
-- Ailis  9/7/2009
I'm a Katherine of Irish descent, and I absolutely adore this version of my name. I wish my mother had decided to use this as my birth name rather than the English version, as the rest of the women in my family have Irish names that reflect our heritage and I sometimes feel left out, although my nickname (Katie) helps a bit.
-- KatieFisCosetteF  6/9/2013

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