Baby Names – Catalina. Catalina is a beautiful and unique name for girls, common in Spanish-speaking countries but more uncommon here. Its English equivalent is “Catherine,” and it means “pure.” Catalina Island is a gorgeous vacation destination off the coast of California, too! What does Catalina mean? Where did the name Catalina originate? Who are some famous people named Catalina? What are some nicknames for Catalina? Subscribe: www.youtube.com Baby Names is the first online video library Baby Book. Baby Names discusses the origins, meanings, and alternative spellings of common and unique baby names for girls and boys. TRANSCRIPT: [Intro] (Female Host) Catalina is a gorgeous name, predominantly used in Spanish-speaking countries. (Male Host) But it’s awfully similar to the English name Catherine. (Female Host) Both names mean pure, but there’s something a little more exotic about the name Catalina. (Male Host) It’s also the name of an island… (Female Host) And a salad dressing, but that’s not it. (Male Host) Hmm… (Female Host) Something about the way it flows off the tongue… Catalina! (Male Host) It’s fun to say. Catalina! (Female Host) Maybe that explains its slow but steady growth in popularity over the last thirty years? (Male Host) That’s right, it just cracked the top 500! (Female Host) Click above for a random spin!