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From what I've found out online, the proper Mohawk pronunciation of this name is gah-dah-LEE.
-- Randee15  4/27/2006
I've only heard Kateri pronounced kuh-TEAR-ee.
-- ekatz7  8/2/2006
The only Kateri I've ever known pronounced her name like KAY-ter-ee.
-- NurseMom75  11/10/2006
I only like this name becasue it's close to one of my personal favorites: Katari. I pronounce it ka-TAR-ie.
-- stormy_lovegood  2/18/2007
What is that, four different pronunciations of Kateri - and none of them particularly similar to mine? I nearly had her as my confirmation saint (I am fully aware she isn't actually a saint), and was thinking it was more like "kuh-terry", with an emphasis on the 'ter'.
-- aqualime  11/1/2007
I have a cousin with this name and she pronounces it Kuh-terry.
-- jazzbunnie  11/13/2007
Really? I was thinking that KAT-er-ee would make sense because it's kind of like Katherine.
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2008
Supposedly means "eye of the sun."
-- LMS  11/23/2008
My daughter is named this and we pronounce it ka-TEER-ee. When we went to the shrine of Bl. Kateri in Auriesville NY that is how people were saying it, so that is what we stuck with.
-- kateri17  2/4/2010
Kateri Tekakwitha is no longer Blessed -- she was recently canonized: St. Kateri Tekakwitha. I know several people with this name, and they all pronounce it differently:
-- kah-TEER-ee (I've been to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY many times, which commemorates St. Kateri [among others], and it does seem that kah-TEER-ee is their preferred pronunciation)
-- KAH-ter-ee
-- kah-TEHR-ee
-- GOD-ah-lee (The parents of the girl with the GOD-ah-lee pronunciation [spelled Kateri] met a Native American woman with this name, who told them that GOD-ah-lee is the authentic Native American pronunciation)

The girls and women I know with this name range in age from newborn to middle-aged.
-- traleerose  12/15/2012

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