Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KAT-nis(English)
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Meaning & History

From the English word katniss, the name of a variety of edible aquatic flowering plants (genus Sagittaria). Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of The Hunger Games series of novels by Suzanne Collins, released 2008 to 2010, about a young woman forced to participate in a violent televised battle.

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Entry added April 25, 2021