Meaning of CATERINA

 
Name 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.
English translation/equivalent  Katherine
Spanish translation/equivalent  Catalina
French translation/equivalent  Catherine
German translation/equivalent  Katarine
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