Meaning of Caterina

Meaning of Caterina
Name
it Caterina
Gender
Female
Meaning
Drift from the Greek Haikateríne or Hekaterín and in its turn from Hekáte, name of the goddess of the Hell, or from Hékatos, which means “thunderbolt” and it was a way in order to call the God of the Febo sun. However, in popular etymology, the name has been interpreted like connected to the adjective katharós which means “pure”, and then into the Latin Catharina, with th.
Name Day
April 29: Saint Catherine of Siena - Virgin and Doctor of Church
Diffusion
In Italy about 319716 people are called Caterina
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Variants
en Katherine

de Katarine

fr Catherine

es Catalina

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