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This is my maternal grandma's name (I'm from Italy). Caterina is considered a classic name and it is still quite popular today, it was the 46th most common name for girls born in Italy in 2017. Personally I find it very elegant but simple at the same time, perfect for both little girls and old women.
Pan di Stelle 95  9/7/2019
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Caterina Sforza was an Italian noblewoman.
wh0sbad  7/4/2019
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There are many nicknames (not all are nice) that can come from Caterina. Cat, Kitty, Kitkat, Terin, Catti, Rina, Rin, Nina, Ina, Cate, Erin, Terry, Trina, and Kitty-cat are a few.
batmanhaskryptonite  12/15/2017
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This is my name and while I absolutely love it I don't recommend naming your child this name if you get annoyed by constant mispronunciation, I've been called Katrina and Catalina more than I have been called Caterina at first meetings. But it's awesome when fellow Italian Americans read my name and they actually pronounce it properly (the more 'r' rolling the better). I've never met anyone with my name before, although many Catherines like to insist that we have the same name.
batmanhaskryptonite  12/15/2017
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Caterina Valente (14 January 1931 - Paris, France) is an Italian singer, guitarist, dancer, and actress.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2017
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Caterina Reminy Scorsone is a Canadian actress. Scorsone is best known for her roles on television. She starred as lead character in the Lifetime crime drama series, Missing from 2003 to 2006. She is best known for her role as Amelia Shepherd in the ABC medical dramas Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy. Scorsone also has starred in a number of television films, most notably Alice and sung with her husband Rob Giles "I Play In Your Band".
cutenose  6/24/2017
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More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Caterina are female.
Also Flemish.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
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I think Caterina is a beautiful name but it's nicer with a K (Katerina). In my opinion it also comes with nice nicknames Tina, Cat, Rina but obviously Catty is a horrible nickname, and Terry is also okay.
Sania01  7/22/2016
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Wow! These are the highest ratings I have ever seen. 94? Wow. I like this name.
Jghazt333  6/8/2016
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Caterina Lopez. Model. Mother of JJ Hamblett from Union J's baby Princeton J Alexander.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2014
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It sounds tropical. Lovely name. I think of a beautiful model.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2014
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The name Caterina was given to 43 baby girls born in the US in 2012. So yes, people do have the name.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
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Caterina "Cat" Valentine is a main character on the American Nickelodeon television series "Victorious".
― Anonymous User  3/23/2012
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The other reason I love this name is it has no popularity which means if I name my kid this, then no one else will have it! I LOVE that.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2009
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Geez people, really? I'm sure that commenter from 2009 didn't mean that no on else on earth would have the name Caterina. I think she or he meant that a Caterina would most likely be the only Caterina in her classes, sports teams, and circle of friends. This is unlike Sophia or Isabella or Emma.
C.Ambrosi  12/11/2013
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Just because a name has never been on the top 1000 doesn't mean no one has it. Plenty of people are given names that have never been on the top 1000. Sure, it's more rare, but your child won't be the only person with the name.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2013
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I like this name a lot and I do like Cate a lot for a nickname and I like Rina, Cate, Cat, Kitty.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2009
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Italian-Canadian actress Caterina Scorsone, born 16th October 1981, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Emilie007  12/18/2008
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Caterina Medici, aka Catherine de Medici, is a famous bearer of this name. She was the daughter of Lorenzo Medici and Madeleine de la Toure d'Auverne, originally named Caterina Maria Romola di Lorenzo de Medici. When she went to marry Henry II of France, then only Dauphin, at the age of fourteen, "Caterina" was Gallicized to "Catherine", and she was known for the rest of her life as Catherine de Medicis. When Henry died in 1559, and Catherine's three sons, Francis, Charles, and Henry, each took the throne in turn, in all three cases, it was Catherine who held the real power.
Luanna  1/9/2008
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One famous bearer is actress Caterina Scorsone, born 16 October 1981, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Maggie_Simpson  12/19/2007
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I love this name, and the nickname Cate for it!
Brianna Angela  8/19/2007
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I have this name, and I've never met anyone with the same name, nevermind the same spelling. There are a lot of different ways to spell it, but I'm rather biased to this way ("Caterina"). I personally love it a lot as a name--it always draws attention and remarks, sounds fairly melodic, and is obviously very unique. Don't give it as a name, however, if the idea of people mispronouncing it bothers you; in my case, only a very few people have pronounced it correctly the first time.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2007
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Caterina van Hemessen (1527/28 - 1581) was a Flemish painter.
Caprice  6/5/2006
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Pronounced "cuh-tuh-REE-nuh" or "cah-teh-REE-nah".
mar  4/13/2006
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Sometimes nicknamed as Cati pronounced "CAH-tee".
mar  4/13/2006

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