Katherine - Meaning Of Katherine, What Does Katherine Mean?

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Katherine Meaning


What does Katherine mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 83  in baby name popularity for girls with 3651 occurrences.  It ranked 10122 in popular baby names for boys with 7 occurrences. 

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.


Variants of the name Katherine include Catharine, Katharine, Katharyn, Katheryn, Katheryne.

The names Caitria, Caitrin, Caitriona, Catalin, Catalina, Catarina, Cateline, Caterina, Catherina, Catherine, Cathrine, Catraoine, Catrin, Catriona, Ecaterina, Kaarina, Kadri, Kakalina, Karen, Kari, Katalin, Katalina, Katariina, Katarine, Katarzyna, Katchen, Katelijn, Katell, Kateri, Katerin, Kateryna, Katharina, Katherina, Kathren, Kathrien, Kathrin, Kathrine, Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Katixa, Katrien, Katrijn, Katrin, Kattalin, Kaytlyn, Yekaterina are all forms of Katherine.

Katherine has the diminutives (nicknames) Kat, Kate, Kath, Kathy, Kay, Khara, Kit, Kitty.

Katherine falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Katherine Hepburn, Katherine Anne Porter.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Katherine in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Katherine Numerology page.

Katherine Numerology
Katherine in Hieroglyhics
Katherine in Nautical Flags
English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.

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