Wathena is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States.
Wathena is named after a well-known chief of the Kickapoo Indians who settled on this land in 1852. The name Wathena means "sun shining over moose horns."
The city population is approximately 1,365 and was incorporated as a city in 1873.
Some notable citizens of Wathena include:
- Louis W. Staudenmaier: Wisconsin state legislator and lawyer, was born in Wathena.