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What does Ekaterina mean?

Ekaterina [eka-te-ri-na] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ekaterina is "pure".

Slavic variant of Catherine. Also possibly from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic. Also possibly derived from the Greek word katatein˘ meaning "torture". Saint Aikaterine of Alexandria was born a pagan but died a Christian martyr. Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin), goddess, magic.


Ekaterina has 1 variant: Yekaterina.

Affiliated girl name: Katherine.

Ekaterina has 11 more alternative forms via Catherine: Catarina, Caterina, Caterine, Catherina, Catrina, Katarina, Katerina, Katerinka, Katherina, Katrina and Yekaterin.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ekaterida, Ekaterien, ..

(male) Ekaterien, Ekaterine, ..

How popular is Ekaterina?

Ekaterina is a rare first name for women. Ekaterina is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Ekaterina and related names. Catarina, Catherine (#170 via latest list), Catrina, Katarina (#1273), Katerina (#1180), Katherina, Katherine (#83) and Katrina (#1101) are the popular alternative forms of Ekaterina (not ranked). Other variants, like Catherina, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Ekaterina was well-received in 1991 (adoption of 1.3%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.4%, 67.6% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catarina, Catherine, Catrina, Katarina, Katerina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherina, Katherine, Katrina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Katherine, Katrina outside U.S.

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Recommended names are Asterina, Battina, Caparina, Caprina, Carina, Carrina, Catalina, Catharina, Cathelina, Catlina, Catreina, Catryna, Cherina, Earldina (see Earla), Earlina, Egbertina, Egelina, Elaina, Elbertina (see Alberta), Elesteria, Ellmeria, Elmeeria (see Almera), Emelina, Enedina, Erina, Estera, Evalina, Evangelina, Ewangelina, Ewelina, Gavrina, Kareina, Karrina, Katalina, Katena, Kathelina, Kathrina, Kathrinna, Katina, Katreina, Katryna, Ketrina, Lareina, Larina, Latina, Laurina, Laverna, Madelina, Marina, Matrena, Matrina, Matriona, Matryna, Natalina, Nerina, Pamelina, Patrina, Peterina, Petrina, Pierina, Raelina, Sabrina, Serina, Sharina, Sherina, Taurina, Valeriana, Varina, Viktorina, Waltrina, Yarina, Yerina, Zabrina, Zakelina and Zlatina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ekaterina.