Name: Katniss

Origin and Meaning of the Name Katniss

  • Meaning:
    Katniss plant
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KAT nis)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Katniss)
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Miscellaneous Info for Katniss

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Katniss Everdeen is the main character of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss is an edible aquatic plant belonging to the Sagittaria family and more commonly referred to as "duck potato" or "swan potato". Sagitarria means "of an arrow" and the plant species was likely named this due to the pointed shape of the leaves.

    Katniss has not been readily used as a name and any usage can be directly tied to the literary character.
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