|Pronunciation||📣 \c(a)-theri-ne, cath(e)-rine\|
|Number in U.S||👶 664,000|
|Rate in 2021||575|
|Name origin||🌍 English|
Meaning of name Catherine:
Catherine's etymology is debated, but the first derivative of the name is most likely the Greek Hekaterine, derived from "hekateros" meaning "the end of reaching one", suggesting that Catherine shares her roots with the Greek Titan. goddess Hecate (Hecate). In Greek mythology, the Titans were overthrown by the descendants of her Olympian gods and goddesses, Zeus still held Hecate in such high esteem, that she allowed him to remain and retain her magical powers over mankind. Mythologies surrounding Hecate vary greatly (as do many ancient legends). For more information, see below for Hecate in the literary references. The Greek Hecate can also be connected to the Egyptian goddess of childbirth (Heqet). This popular-Christian driven etymology is given apropos of the influence of the 4th century saint Catherine of Alexandria, Egypt who was revered for the ideals of innocence and purity (see historical references below). The name Catherine is generally considered the French form of the name, while Katherine is more typically used among English speakers. It is a name with much literary and historical currency. Historically, the name was assumed by Catherine de' Medici of France.
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The more French Catherine was usually the more popular spelling (the more English Katherine) in America until the 1970s. Although Katherine is more common today, both names have enjoyed an illustrious run on the female naming charts. . Catalina was at the height of her popularity in her teens' 19s and 20s, when she usually held a position on the Top 25 Most Favorite Girl's Names list. In fact, Catherine was a Top 50 choice for decades, and a Top 100 for more than 100 years since the government began tracking naming trends in 1880. Surprisingly, Catherine fell out of the Top 100 for the first time this century in 2002. (but Katherine still holds strong to the list). Don't get us wrong; Catalina is still a timeless classic, but she seems to falter at the cards ever so slightly. We also have to admit (we're closeted Frenchified. And so did the English parents of Duchess Kate Middleton (who named her daughter Catherine and not Katherine). But really it comes down to a preference of C over K or vice versa. Catalina just feels a bit more refined. There are dozens of pet shapes for Catalina, adding flexibility and charm to this perennial favorite: Kate, Katie, Kitten, Cathy, Kathleen, etc. She's just one of those names with such poise and grace, that she just can't go wrong. And so did the English parents of Duchess Kate Middleton (who named her daughter Catherine and not Katherine). But really it comes down to a preference of C over K or vice versa. Catalina just feels a bit more refined. There are dozens of pet shapes for Catalina, adding flexibility and charm to this perennial favorite: Kate, Katie, Kitten, Cathy, Kathleen, etc. She's just one of those names with such poise and grace, that she just can't go wrong. And so did the English parents of Duchess Kate Middleton (who named her daughter Catherine and not Katherine). But really it comes down to a preference of C over K or vice versa. Catalina just feels a bit more refined. There are dozens of pet shapes for Catalina, adding flexibility and charm to this perennial favorite: Kate, Katie, Kitten, Cathy, Kathleen, etc. She's just one of those names with such poise and grace, that she just can't go wrong. There are dozens of pet shapes for Catalina, adding flexibility and charm to this perennial favorite: Kate, Katie, Kitten, Cathy, Kathleen, etc. It's just one of those names with such poise and grace, that she just can't go wrong. There are dozens of pet shapes for Catalina, adding flexibility and charm to this perennial favorite: Kate, Katie, Kitten, Cathy, Kathleen, etc. It's just one of those names with such poise and grace, that she just can't go wrong.
Almost all women living with the name Catherine today can thank Saint Catherine of Alexandria by name. As the legend and cult of her grew in the Middle Ages, she gained a large following (especially among women who began to name their daughters after her veneration). Often referred to as â€œCatherine of the Wheelâ€ , Saint Catherine was martyred in Alexandria, Egypt around 307 AD yet â€œherstoryâ€ was largely unknown until around 800, when her relics were allegedly discovered on Mount Sinai (Apparently her hair was still growing and healing oils were secreting from her body). Um, yah, kind of creepy, but such stories of holy relics were very popular in medieval times and Catherine was a shining example of the so-called Virgin Martyrs. Catherine of Alexandria was born a pagan princess in the late 3rd century in Alexandria, Egypt, but she converted to Christianity before the age of 20. She was known for her beauty, intelligence, education and articulation. She took her religious arguments to the Roman Emperor Maxentius in an effort to stop the cruel persecutions of Christians under his rule. In doing so, Catherine managed to convert almost everyone around her to Christianity, including her own wife. When Maxentius attempted to thwart her proposing marriage, she refused, declaring herself the bride of Christ, to whom he consecrated her virginity. Indignant, the emperor ordered his death in the cogwheel (a rather cruel method of execution during Antiquity). Legend has it that the wheel managed to break and free Catalina while she was praying. So her executioners switched to Plan B instead of her: they beheaded her (the angels then swooped in and took her to Mount Sinai). The name Catherine became a favorite of hers among the French after Joan of Arc declared that Saint Catherine of Alexandria was one of the saints who appeared to her in a dream giving her instructions on what she had to do. Saint Catherine is remembered among Catholics as a woman who would not abandon the true faith and she bravely stood against opposition despite the consequences of it. She is now the patron saint of philosophers and preachers, and her feast day is November 25.
famous people named Catherine
Saint Catherine of Alexandria (popular 4th century saint)
Catherine de' Medici (16th century Franco-Italian noblewoman)
Catherine the Great (Empress of Russia)
Catherien of Aragon (wife of Henry VIII)
Catherine Howard (wife of Henry VIII)
Catherine Parr ( wife of Henry VIII)
Catherine Deneuve (French actress), Catherine Zeta-Jones (actress), Catherine O'Hara (actress)
Catherine â€œKateâ€ Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge)
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My name is Catherine. I love it, especially when my friends call me Cat! <3
I love my name. I go by 'CAT' also.
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My middle name is Catharine....said Cath-er-ine like Catherine. It is spelt in this way as my parents went to St Catharines college. I think it's a really unique spelling as I have never met anyone called CathArine, only Catherines and Kathryns. I am blessed because it is a beautiful name, and flows with my fairly common first name, Anna.
I love my name Catherine, think it is VERY pretty and strong sounding. My husband is Christopher (Kit) so we named our house KitCat Cottage. I have been called Kate, Cat, and Cathy.
I would never'spell this name with a K,it just doesn't look right.
I was named Catherine after my maternal grandmother, who was known as "Cate". I'm called Cathy or Cat, but my fiance prefers to call me by my full given name, because he'says It'sounds romantic and elegant. My one complaint is that everyone spells it with a "K", even if they've known me for a while!
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This is my sister's name. She is nearly 30 years old and her name has always won compliments. My mother was ahead of her time!
my name is Catherine and i also think it is better'spelled with three syllables. i never used to like my name but now i do and i think its a timeless classic and very elegant
This is my name and I like it because It's not too common.I like being called Tash because it means people can't get it confused with It's twin,Natalie.
love it! if only people understood its catie with a "C." someone once told me i spelled my name wrong.
This is my mother-in-law's name, she was born in 1967. I like it quite a bit, and would consider making my child her namesake. Its recent increase in popularity, however, is frustrating.
My name is Catherine (I got by Cat) and i've been called anything from Cat, Kitty, Kitten, Cathy... I love the versatility of the name
Yes, Glynis is my name. I was also born in 1975. My father my is Glenn. The older I become the more I love my name.
My name is Catherine after my great aunt, Cathy. my friends call my "Cat" and my family call me "Katie" everyone spells my name with a K but its a C. but i love my name it makes me different than everybody else. :)
one of my best friends is catherine and i think It's a pretty good name even'though she hates it. lol. ;]
I think this is a very classic, beautiful, feminine, strong name. I would like to name my next daughter this name.
I like it. like someone else said, it is a 'very classic, beautiful, feminine, strong name.' (NOTE: i quoted them... look w/ single quotes)
My Cousin's name is Catherine and we always call her Katie. She Hates being called by her full name, (by that I'mean middle and last as well)... But she likes her name Catherine, especially because when we were younger we used to be the 2 Cs. We both had names starting with "C". :)
My daughter's name is Catherine Rose. We call her Cate, or Catie. Love it!
My name is Catherine. I'm not too fond of it, to be honest. It just doesn't suit me. /: There's too many Catherines and Kathryns and any other way to spell it in my school. [There's always a popular one and I hate it when someone calls their name and I think they're talking to me for a sec.] [though I'd never change my name. My parents gave me this name and I'll stick with it.] And everyone always spells it wrong! DX
My name is Catherine and It's not like I hate it, but I wish I had a nickname!! How about Rina?
My name is Catherine, and I find the name wonderfully feminine, and it always seems to come across to people as unique...without being strange. No matter how many women named "Catherine" you'll meet, it always sounds new. The only downside is everyone I'meet assumes that I spell my name with a "K" instead of "C". (Well, almost everyone...)
My sister's name is Catherine. Her last name is McCarthy so we call her CMac. I love her name!!
I like the name Catherine, but my parents used the derivative Cathy. Which I hate.
Catherine is my name and i love it, but i have gone by the name Cat since I was a little kid. Catherine can sound standoffish, so I use it for business/work, but anyone who reall y knows me calls me Cat.