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This is a lovely incarnate of Katherine!
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
Listen to the German pronunciation of Katarina here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
This is the name of my best friend, who just so happens to also be one of my many cousins. Whenever I hear this name (which is not very often, by the way), I imagine a girl with brown hair with natural blonde highlights, honey brown eyes, and an impatient and funny personality. I agree with the first poster: this /is/ a lovely incarnation of Katherine, and should not be shortened at all.
Lena Is A Secret  10/6/2006
Katarina Witt (the W is pronounced like a V, so her last name sounds like Vitt)is a famous German figure skater who won 2 Olympics in a row.
annemm  10/22/2006
Katta is a common pet form in Sweden, but also Katti, Katri and such. Our versions of Kate I guess.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
I have a friend named Katarina, but is called Kasia (kah-sha). I love the name and think it is very pretty.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2007
Hello! I think Katarina is one of the most beautiful names. I am from Slovenia and we use a lot of other short names for Katarina: Kaja, Katka, Katja, Katarinca (OK, this is not shorter it is just used for little girls). I am also called Katka but I prefer if people call me Katarina. I really love my name even if some of my friends say it is too long. But I like it. :)
katarina ana  2/28/2007
Katarina's the name of one of my best friends. She's named after Katarina Witt, I think. Most people call her Kat. I love the name, though.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2007
Katarina is originally Greek - spread throughout Europe - common in Russia too. Uncommon in Germany. Catherine the Great's original name was Sophia.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2007
Very pretty name. But, sometimes when I hear myself saying it, it sounds like I'm saying, "Cat Arena."
jasmineenimsaj  2/18/2008
I named my daughter after Katherine (which is pronounced Katarina) in the Shakespeare play The Taming Of The Shrew. Her dad wanted it to be spelled phonetically so people wouldn't say it wrong. I like it to because it sounds like it could come from almost any country. The most common mistake is people calling her Katrina though.
Meggiemuffins  11/3/2008
This is my cousins name and I think its really pretty, we call her Kat as her nickname, don't spell it with a "C".
― Anonymous User  8/14/2009
I think Katarina is a great version of Katherine which is too popular. I pronounce it Kah-Tah-Re-Nah. The "r" sounds in French like the "vrrrroom" in car. I think this name is "fast-paced" and has a nice flow.
Milena Scialfa  12/31/2009
Katarina is a name of a character in "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke. Everybody calls her Hornet because of her braid so it's hard to catch her real name since she doesn't want anyone to know.
Milena Scialfa  12/31/2009
The first time I heard this name was in "10 Things I Hate About You," which I love to this day. I next heard it in the video game "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat," which I played back when I was 12. In both cases, the bearer of the name was a strong, capable woman. In general, it's a beautiful name.
erb816  9/18/2010
I like this. I know it's used in several countries, but I've always thought of it as a German name.
Joy12  4/20/2011
The name Katarina was given to 137 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I've got to say I have always LOVED my name. I think it is so beautiful. I remember as a child watching figure skating competitions (it was my favourite sport as a child) and being so proud I shared a name with Katarina Witt. My parents are Finnish so technically they "should" have used Katariina. However, they always preferred the Swedish variant, and I am very happy about that as we eventually ended up in Canada and it was already uncommon enough to be a Katarina, let alone a Katariina. My parents rarely used a nickname for me, but when they did they called me Kata. My friends all call me Kat, which I don't mind, but I'll be honest...I always introduce myself as Katarina because why butcher such a lovely name? The biggest issue I had with this name growing up was that people almost always called me Katrina on first meet... especially in school. To this day I still remember when a teacher would call out for Katrina and all my friends would interject with "it's KatArina!" lol.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2015
The name Katarina was given to 175 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Katarina was a minor character from the anime Sailor Moon. She was a friend of Minako and an Interpol officer who took Minako under her wing while the latter was in London.
Buneary  10/8/2016
Also Greek and Swedish.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017

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