Catherine/Katherine is a name with a great deal of history. Naturally, it has spawned a large number of international variants and nicknames. Note that this is not a full list. You can find one here.
Everyone knows about French, Spanish, and Italian names. Occitan names are used in the same area, but are never heard about. It’s time these beautiful names get their long overdue recognition!
I’m very fortunate that my mom speaks Irish, otherwise I would have to go out of my way to learn how to pronounce some of these (Caoilfhionn, I’m looking at you), but that’s all part of the charm of these names.
I’ve always been a sucker for all things European. I love studying names from so many of the countries there. So here are some names usable in Iceland – and some might work in other countries too.