Meaning and name origin
Ekaterina \e-kateri-na, ek(a)-te-rina\ as a girl's 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 form: Yekaterina.
For more information, see also the related girl name Katherine.
Ekaterina is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ekaterina and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83) and Catherine (#170). (2014 statistics).