With variations and roots in Italian, Ukrainian, French, Polish, and Portuguese, this name means “pure” and is Spanish for Catherine. And who doesn’t want their daughter to have a nickname as cute as Cat?


Cat, Cathy, Catie.

Famous people named Catalina:

Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor; Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno; former Miss Ecuador Catalina (Katty) Lopez; former U.S. Treasurer Catalina Vasquez Villalpando; Catalina de Aragón (a.k.a. Catherine of Aragon), wife of King Henry VIII.

Fun fact:

Catalina is also a popular kind of salad dressing.

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