Katharine meaning

: Symbol of purity and venerated nobility

Katharine Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \k(a)-thari-ne, kath(a)-rine\
Number of People 👶 41,000
Rate in 2021 6111
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 Greek
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Katharine Name Meaning

The name Katharine primarily roots from the Greek word 'katharos' meaning 'pure'. It stands as an embodiment of purity, sincerity, and innocence. Coupled with its religious undertones, Katharine represents a person who shines with unfading grace, nobility, and spiritual richness.

Katharine Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Katharine

The name Katharine traces back to Ancient Greek origins, derived from the name 'Aikaterine'. The early Christian era associated it with 'katharos', the Greek word for pure, and this influenced its Latin spelling from 'Katerina' to 'Katharina'. The variant 'Katharine' was first recorded in England in 1196, after being brought back from the Crusades. From then on, Katharine triumphantly swayed through history, embraced by queens, saints, and noted personalities, adding to its refined repute.

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Additional name description Katharine

Katharine falls under the elite group of names having adorned some of history's most captivating figures. Renowned Katherine Hepburn, four-time Academy Award-winning actress, is a standout. Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America The Beautiful," also adds literary prestige. Katharine Graham, the Pulitzer-winning author, and publisher of The Washington Post, anchors the name to resilience and grace.

Moreover, those named Katharine are known for their keen intelligence, finesse, compassion, and often exhibit traits of being balanced, cooperative, and diplomatic. Unsurprisingly, the name Katharine implies a profound blend of strength, charm, and sophistication that is hard to overlook—a name to confer at birth and wear with pride throughout life.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

My mom named me Katharine after Katharine Hepburn. People do get confused, and some of what i've noticed has already been mentioned here. The'second A is such a subtle difference though that my High School Diploma was spelled incorrectly. I asked them to have it changed and it was written on with a permanent marker! I'm unimpressed. I'made sure my college diploma was spelled correctly.

12/23/2023 15:27:56

I love the name but my parents call me morgan my middle name. I was named for my mom's best friend Kathy.

12/09/2023 10:33:16

my name is spelt kathrine. nothing in between'the h and r. (: its unique but is constantly spelt like this! or with an e. its kinda annoying!

11/28/2023 03:17:42

It's beautiful. Every one spells it wrong tho. I like it how It's unique :)

10/01/2023 00:47:32

Namesake for me: Katharine Hepburn - Even'though I have to spell my name every time someone asks for it, I'm happy It's kind of original and there was reasoning behind it :)

09/28/2023 21:21:42

People often misspell it as "KathErine" ever'since I was a little girl. But I love it. I am in good company with this spelling.

06/21/2023 18:37:30

It's often spelled incorrectly. Also, people pronounce the'second A incorrectly. I'm frequently called "Kath - AR - rin" rather than "Kat - rin" however, I am still very proud of the'spelling of my name!

06/01/2023 04:53:30

I like this spelling. It looks nice to me. Katharine Hepburn spelled her name this way. I also like Kathryn.

01/22/2023 00:51:10

It's a great name when you don't like someone; just tell them that they're pronouncing it wrong! It's ka-THA-r-INE, not Katharine! lol

01/21/2023 15:26:54

I love my name, but people are constantly trying to shorten it to Katie or worse Kathy. I do love being unique as a KathArine though!

10/09/2022 01:20:36

My name is always being spelled incorrectly to but i wouldnt change it for the world! I like the fact that it makes a classic name a bit more individual.

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Katharine FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Katharine?
The origin of the name Katharine is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Katharine?
Symbol of purity and venerated nobility
*️⃣ How many people are named Katharine?
Almost 41000 people are named Katharine.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Katharine?
The names of Catalina, Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Katelynn, Caitlyn