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The name stands for Katie or Katherine.
-- w00891  8/17/2005
There's Catalina salad dressing.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2005
While it's a pretty name, I can't help but think of the aforementioned salad dressing.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2006
Catalina Island is off the coast of California.
-- breakofday  12/30/2005
A nickname for Catalina is Cata, which is also a Spanish name. Also, this is the name of my cousin.
-- candiiz  1/24/2006
The name Catalina is obviously connected to the city of Catalonia.
-- Dogsy  1/27/2006
1) Catalonia is -not- a city, at least not a Spanish city. It's an autonomous community in Spain, but there are many Catalan communities in the areas around the Spanish-French border.
2) Catalonia in Spanish is Cataluña. In Catalan it is Catalunya. In Aranese it is Catalonha. I see no connection with these words to the name 'Catalina'. It is probably a variant of Catherine.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
To those linking the name Catalina to Catalonia: please stop talking about what you don't know. The root for Catalina and its equivalents, Catherine, Catarina, Caterina, Katalin, etc. is the Greek Katharos which means "pure". This word evolved in different ways in the different languages and has NOTHING to do with Cataluña, which is not of Greek origin.
-- Anonymous User  9/21/2007
A famous bearer is Catalina Ponor, the Romanian gymnast who took three gold medals in the Athens Olympics.

I like this name a lot.
-- alimorag  4/12/2006
"Catalina" has the root "catal" like "Catalunia", "Catalan", therefore "Catalina" could originate from the name of Catalunia, which is a part of Spain.
-- iva_toneva  5/9/2006
Catalina is not a version of Katherine/Catherine. This is an assumption made by the first marriage of King Henry VII of England to Princess Catalina of Aragon, and her name was changed to Catherine at her marriage, as it was the closest to the English name. IT IS NOT A TRANSLATION.
-- hannahxxdiva  6/26/2006
After further thought, I think that "Catalina" most probably has some connection to the Roman Cataline, a power seeker in the court of one of the Caesars.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2006
Queen Catherine of England née Catherine of Aragon (Castilian: Catalina de Aragón y Castilla) (December 16, 1485–January 7, 1536) was queen consort of England as Henry VIII of England's first wife. Henry tried to have their twenty-four year marriage annulled in part because all their male heirs apparently died in childhood, with only one of their six children, Princess Mary (later Queen Mary I) surviving as heir presumptive, at a time when there was no precedent for a woman on the throne. The Pope refused to allow the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine, which set off a chain reaction that led to Henry's break with the Roman Catholic Church and his subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn in the hope of fathering a male heir to continue the Tudor dynasty.

Born in Alcalá de Henares, Catherine was the youngest surviving child of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Her older siblings were Isabella, Princess of Asturias, John, Prince of Asturias, Joan I of Spain and Maria of Castile and Aragon, Queen of Portugal. She was an aunt, among others, of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, John III of Portugal and their wives, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Henry I of Portugal.

She was a granddaughter of both John II of Castile and John II of Aragon born in 1558. She was descended from the English royal house through both her great-great-grandmothers Katherine of Lancaster and Philippa of Lancaster, daughters of John of Gaunt. She was thus a third cousin of both Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York.
-- sweetbabe  12/17/2006
The other origins of the name are: Romanian, Italian, and Portuguese.
-- Cat17  2/6/2007
Famous bearers:
Catalina Sandino, Colombian Actress.
Catalina Ponor, Gymnast in the Olympic Games Romania.
-- Cat17  2/6/2007
I thought this was an Italian name because of the letters I-N-A at the end.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2007
Catalina Sandino Moreno is an Columbian actress. She was in a film "Maria Full of Grace", and was nominated for an Academy Award for the role.
-- pocho-mole  2/21/2007
The name is Irish when spelled Katalina.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2007
Considering there is no "K" in the Irish Gaelic alphabet, the above comment is incorrect. The Irish form of Catalina/Catherine is considered to be Caitlín.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2010
Beautiful name.
-- nothingshortoftragic  3/24/2007
When I hear this name I can't help but think of the character Queen Catalina from the game Trapt.
-- Foof  6/8/2007
The name is Romanian and just to let you know there are more famous Romanian people called Catalina not just a gymnast! But she is great. :D So its nickname would be Cata and in Romanion it's actually spelt CÃTÃLINA, the à sounds a bit like 'er'. There is an island called Catalina near California and there was also a plane which was used in the Second World War called Catalina too.
-- catalina_x  10/12/2007
It's pretty, I guess, although it's kinda long.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2007
I like the name. When you say it with the Spanish tongue!
-- IAmTabby  3/13/2008
Hernan Cortes' mom was named this.
-- lcgirl20  5/6/2008
I normally would like this name, but I think this one woman ruined it. I prefer Catarina.
-- Anonymous User  6/19/2008
Catalina Sandino Moreno is an Academy Award-nominated Colombian actress.
-- Elianita  12/15/2008
I like this name because there is a character in 'Incantation' by Alice Hoffman called Catalina. The book is set in Spain and is about Spanish Jews hiding as Catholics. It's a very good book.
-- namesfan  8/15/2009
Catalina is a beautiful Island off the coast of California.
-- MirandaIrie  5/14/2011
I find "Katalina" tacky, cheap, and incredibly trashy in appearance. Not only that, everyone surely must admit that it is rather unprofessional, "kre8tiv," and juvenile. It is a name with individuality branded into it before use-- customizing it creates a distasteful, uneducated aura. Unnecessary.

As for "Catalina"... very classy and elegant with a neutral middle for our fashion-forward ladies and rough-and-tumble tomboys alike. I find it Broadway, actually (is that an acceptable definition?). It certainly is not a frequent name in the United States. Affirmative, that was indeed a hint, future parents.
-- Francesca  5/29/2011
Meow! Just say you don't like it. No reason to be catty about it. Personally, I like Katalina more than Catalina.
-- KittyKat78  5/29/2011
May I ask what you find "catty" about what I said? Do you know what the definition of "catty" is (=slyly malicious)? I read my post once more and... I did say that I didn't like the one which includes "K"-- though was careful not to be too minimalistic. I simply assumed people would like to hear why.
-- Francesca  8/30/2011
Francesca, though your opinion is appreciated, your means of phrasing are disturbing to me. "Surely everyone must agree". No. You must understand that you cannot go through life expecting all others to agree with your opinion. Katalina, in my opinion, looks a good deal better than Catalina, which, I am afraid, reminds me of salad dressing.
-- Strangak  6/14/2013
Catalina (1567-1597) was the daughter of King Philip II of Spain and his third wife Elisabeth.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Radio host Jackie O has a daughter named Catalina nicknamed Kitty.
-- littlemissebony  7/23/2012
Reminds me of the Catalina wine mixer in the movie Step Brothers :P.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2013
Cata (kah-tah) is a cute nickname :)
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2013
I wonder if this name came from the Roman surname Catilina. It seems possible since this name is only very popular in countries of Latin-based languages.

Lucius Sergius Catilina (108 BC – 62 BC) was a Roman Senator of the 1st century BC. He is best known for the Catilinarian conspiracy, an attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic.
-- Tiger Lilly  8/8/2013

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