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Katherine Meaning


What does Katherine mean?

The name Katherine is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Katherine is "pure, chaste".

Katherine is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ka-the-rine.

The Given Name Katherine

Katherine appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A wonderfully classic name.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Katherine falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Katherine Heigl, Katherine Kelly Lang, and Katherine Paterson.

Katherine Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 112 in baby name popularity for girls with 2,666 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 104 in baby name popularity for girls with 2,853 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Katherine Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Katherine has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Katherine to other names.

Katherine Related Names

Famous Katherines

  • Katherine Heigl ~ Actress
  • Katherine Kelly Lang ~ Actress
  • Katherine Paterson ~ Writer

Katherine Numerology

What will your new littleKatherine be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Katherine are often dramatic and willing but most of all they are read more >>

Katherine Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Katherine in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Katherine.

Just for fun, see the name Katherine in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Katherine in Nautical Flags page.