Sanskrit name Katyayani (कात्यायनी) refers to someone who is dressed in red clothes. Katyayani is also a name of Goddess Durga.
Mention of the ancient Sanskrit name Katyayani is found in Harivansh and Prabodh-Chandrodaya (प्रबोध-चन्द्रोदय) where this is a name of Goddess Durga. Reference of Katyayani is also found in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) in which Katyayani is the name of the wife of one of the two wives of Yagyavalakya (याज्ञवल्क्य).
Katyayani is also found to be referred in Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर) and the writings of lexicographers like Hemchandra and Amar Singh where this is a name of various women.
Katyayani is a somewhat popular name in India. Katyayani is used by some people in India as the name of their children. Katyayani is not used by any person in the USA as the name of their children.
Katyayani is a stylish name, but it is difficult to pronounce for non Indians. Katyayani has a nice meaning attached to it. Katyayani also has a great sort of mythological significance.
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