Meaning and Name Origin
Catarina \c(a)-tari-na, cat(a)-rina\ as a girls' name is pronounced kah-ta-REEN-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Catarina is "pure". Italian variant of Catherine and Katherine. An island off the coast of southern California is named Catalina.
Catarina has 25 more related forms via Catalina, Catherine, Katherine: Catalin, Cataline, Catarine, Caterine, Catharin, Catharina, Catharine▼, Catharyna, Catherina, Cathrine▼, Cathrinn, Catina, Catlaina, Catlina, Catreina, Catrin, Catrina▼, Catrine, Catriona, Catryna, Katalina, Katarina▼, Katerina, Kathrina and Katrina▼.
Catarina is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2886 out of 4276, Top 67%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Catarina and related names. Prominent varying forms of Catarina (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Katherine (#83 a year ago), Catherine (#170), Catalina (#365), Katalina (#823), Katarina, Katerina, Katrina, Catrina, Caterina, Catharine, Cathrine, Catina and Catriona. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Katrina, Katarina, Catrina, Cathrine and Catharine falling out of fashion. Catalina (#365) is the most trendy baby name among these, with this name undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)