Of Greek origin.
Yekaterina is a Russian variation of the name Katherine.
Famous bearers are Yekaterina Alexeyvna (known as Catherine the Great), Yekaterina Gamova, Yekaterina Lisina, Yekaterina Furtseva.
Yekaterina Alexeyvna was the longest ruling leader of Russia.
She founded several new cities and she was a reformer of the administration.
Her time of ruling is referred as the “Golden Age of Russian Empire”.