- Origin: Hebrew כתריאל
- Meaning: “God is my crown.”
- Gender: Masculine
The name is a Medieval Ashkenazi creation, composed of the Hebrew words keter (כֶּתֶר) “crown” and el (אֵל) “god.” It may have been a masculinized form of the popular Yiddish female name Kreindel (crown) or the Hebrew female name Atarah (crown).
There are the modern Israeli feminized forms of Katrielle, Katriella & Katriela.
A notable bearer was Israeli ambassador to the Soviet Union, Katriel Katz (1908-1988).