Santa Catalina is an island off the coast of Southern California known for its breathtaking vistas and mild temperatures. Whether you’ve visited (or aspire to), it’s an adorable name to give your baby girl. Catalina, the Spanish form of Catherine, is a less common alternative to Caitlin; if you want to be fancy or prefer a K, the name can also be spelled Katalina. The baby name also comes with a religious backstory in the form of Saint Catalina of Siena, a patron saint of Italy.

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