Meaning of Caterina

Meaning of Caterina
it Caterina
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.
In Italy about 319716 people are called Caterina
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Name Translation
en Katherine
de Katarine
fr Catherine
es Catalina
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