Meaning and Name Origin
Katarina \k(a)-tari-na, kat(a)-rina\ as a girls' name. Katarina's name origin is Greek, and the meaning of the name Katarina is "pure". Katarina is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Katarina is also a derivative of Katherine (Greek): the name may also have come from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic.
Katarina▼ has 21 more alternative forms via Catherine, Katherine: Catalina▲, Catarine, Catharina, Catrina▼, Katalin, Katalina, Katerinka, Katharine▼, Katherina, Kathrina, Kathrine▼, Kathrinna, Katina, Katlaina, Katrena, Katria, Katriana, Katrina▼, Katrine, Katriona and Katryna.
Katarina is a rare given name for women. Katarina is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Katarina for girls. Katarina entered the list in 1992 and reached its peak position of #478 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Katarina and related names. Popular variation forms of Katarina appearing in the Top 1000 are Katherine (#83 last year), Catherine (#170), Catalina (#365), Katalina (#823), Kathrine, Katina, Katrina, Caterina, Catrina, Katerina and Katharine. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 and have become much less popular since, with the versions Katrina, Kathrine, Katharine, Katarina and Catrina falling out of fashion. Catalina (#365) is the most trendy girl name here, with this name having a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)