What does Ekaterina mean?
Ekaterina \e-kateri-na, ek(a)-te-rina\ 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.
Ekaterina has 1 variant: Yekaterina.
For more information, see also the related girl name Katherine.
Ekaterina has 38 more alternative forms via Catherine: Catalina, Catarina, Catarine, Cateline, Caterina, Caterine, Catharina, Cathelina, Catherin, Catherina, Catherinn, Cathrine▼, Cathrinn, Catlaina, Catlina, Catrin, Catrina▼, Catrine, Catriona, Catryna, Katalina, Katarina▼, Katerina, Katerinka, Kathelina, Katherin, Katherina, Katherine, Kathrine▼, Kathrinna, Katina, Katlaina, Katrena, Katrina▼, Katrine, Katriona, Katryna and Yekaterin.
Ekaterina is a rare first name for women. Ekaterina is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Ekaterina and related names. Catalina (#365 a year ago), Caterina, Catherine (#170), Cathrine, Catrina, Catriona, Katalina (#823), Katarina, Katerina, Katherine (#83), Kathrine, Katina and Katrina are the popular alternative forms of Ekaterina (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3186%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1968%, down 38.2%), with the forms Cathrine, Catrina, Katarina, Kathrine and Katrina falling out of style. Catalina (#365) is the most chic baby name in this compilation, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)