Katherine meaning

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Katherine Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \k(a)-theri-ne, kath(e)-rine\
Number of People 👶 642,000
Rate in 2021 339
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Greek
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Katherine Name Meaning

Katherine is one of the most elegant and distinguished names for girls. Its melody when pronouncing it also makes it a very enigmatic name and difficult to forget. If you already know that a girl is on the way and you are looking for the best nickname of all, Katherine is the perfect alternative. It is a name with a fascinating origin and a beautiful meaning.
So that you know the meaning of the name Katherine and many more details, in this MyCuteName article we have compiled all the information you need. In addition, this is a name that is gradually increasing in popularity, above all, because of the grace and sweetness that it evokes. Katherine is a girl's name.

The name Katherine is also spelled as Catherine and has been used mostly as a female name all around the globe. The name is a very popular name in Christian countries due to the historical background of the name. The name is derived from the first Christian saint, Catherine of Alexandria.

Katherine is a name that means "the one who is pure and beautiful", "the one who is full of purity” or “she who was born to be beautiful”. It is a name whose use comes from ancient times, from the mythological culture. In addition, it has to do with women who are compassionate, tolerant and full of vitality.

Katherine Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Katherine

Katherine is a name whose origin is debated. On the one hand, some claim that it has an Irish origin. However, other historians suggest that it comes from the Greek "Katharos", whose meaning is "she who is pure".

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The personality of the name Katherine

If you are named Katherine, you are a friendly person and the most sociable human that God could create! You are always charming and you have a sense of humor. You find it easy to meet and mix and can appear agreeable and compromising in conversation, you can become dogmatic and forceful if pressed too far. Others learn that you can not be told what to do and you seldom change your mind once it is made up.

Also, you prefer a situation that allows a degree of independence, but you are reluctant to take on a demanding workload or responsibility. When asked, you can give others good advice that you would probably not follow yourself but must guard against being too opinionated in controversial matters.

The popularity of the name Katherine

Since the year 1880, the name Katherine has been used in the United States. Over 647021 girls were given Katherine in the past 2 centuries. This name gained the most popularity as a baby name in the year 1899 when the name’s usage went up by 116%. In that year nearly 942 babies were given Katherine, which was 0.2889% of the baby girls born in the United States of America. Also, the most the name’s popularity ever grew to was 0.334%.

In the state of Wyoming, there have been a total of 1076 baby girls named Katherine since the year 1915. 0.003% of newborn girls are given the mentioned name on average. A total of 1076 females have been given this name in the state of Wyoming since the year 1910.

A famous person named Katherine

Famous people who are named Katherine are,

Katherine Johnson who was born in the year 1918

Kathrine Timpf who was born in the year 1988

Kathy Dettwyler who was born in the year 1955

Kathrine Langford who was born in the year 1996

Katherine Waterston who was born in the year 1989

Katherine Moennig who was born in the year 1977


Diminutives and variations of the name Katherine
There are many variants and diminutives of the name Katherine. The best-known are the following:
Katerine, Kathi, Catalina, Katy, Katarine, Katharine, Caterina, Caty, Cati

The name Katherine in other languages
This is how the name Katherine is written in other languages:
English: Catherine or Katherine
Italian: Caterina
French: Catherine
German: Katharina
Bulgarian: Катрин
Japanese: キャサリン

The personality of the name Katherine
Katherine is a warm, kind, strong, and brave person. She is one of those who takes on challenges with enthusiasm and determination, so she is not intimidated by life situations. Likewise, she is restless, creative, and enthusiastic, which leads her to radiate a lot of energy around her. Katherine is very sociable and empathetic, which is why she is always surrounded by people who love and respect her.
In her work, she is an essential support for her colleagues, since she is always willing to fulfill the assigned tasks. In addition, she is organized and analytical. It is usual for her to opt for those careers related to statistics, science, or numbers since her curiosity and analytical capacity are very high.
In love, she is kind, dedicated, and loving. Of course, she is very careful not to invade her partner's space, since she likes to maintain her independence. She is a very faithful woman who does not forgive or give second chances to those who break her heart.
With her family she is protective and will do everything to give love to her loved ones, for this reason, she is a member very appreciated by his family unit. Likewise, she is a loyal friend with whom her friends can place all their trust.

Celebrities named Katherine
In this list you will find some of the celebrities named Katherine :
Katherine Johnson: recognized expert in physics and mathematics who worked at NASA and who is considered the pioneer of Afro-descendant women working in the scientific field.
Katherine Schwarzenegger: writer of American origin and daughter of the famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Katherine Boecher: famous American actress who has participated in various television series.
Katherine Alice Applegate: American writer and novelist who specializes in science fiction novels.

Katherine's Saint's Day
The name is Katherine celebrates her name day on April 29 in homage to Saint Catherine.

Numerology of the name Katherine
As for her numerology, scholars of numbers suggest that the name Katherine is related to the number 1, as it represents peace, purity, and loyalty.

Nicknames for the name Katherine

There are possible nicknames for the name Katherine, such as

Knight, Kate, Kath, Cat, Catt, Cate, Catey, Cathy, Cathie

If you are looking for a nickname for the name Katherine, the names mentioned are the most suitable names for you to be in the name selection process.


Similar names to the name Katherine

There are several options for you to be selected as similar names to the name Katherine, you can select them as a rare name or as Katherine’s siblings.

Katheryn, Kathryne, Kathryn, Ekaterine, Yekaterina, Catarina, Chatarina, Katarzyna and Aikaterin

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

the name of my sista! i love her sooooo much !

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Katherine. I like my name alot. I like that you can be called Katherine, Katie, Kate, Kat, etc. It fits me well.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

We named my daughter (now 2) Hannah. I think it is a very beautiful, old-fashioned name.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

my name is Katherine, but everyone says katie. its so funny at school people are like, your name is katherine❤️! wow they are slow!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

i love my name. i always have when i was little even when we played house i would pick my name... but yes it was difficult when first learning how to spell it. the hardest part though i would have to say if how no one else can ever'spell my name right... I'mean there are so many different ways -katherine 28, CA

01/13/2024 22:32:18 k. My names Katherine. I like the name Wynter and Prentice better.

01/08/2024 04:07:00

My name is Katherine and I like it a lot, but when I was little and learning to write I hated it, because it has nine letters and it took me forever to write my name! My little sister is called Emma, I think my parents learned from their mistake!

12/31/2023 06:51:08

Katherine is my name. My experiences with my name is great! I love my name because its just so unique and cool. People say it correctly but a lot of people think i am Italian because of it... well i am 94% Italian but they say it like I am from Italy and it gets annoying sometimes because I'm like I know i am Italian just shut up! A lot of people spell it wrong to and its like do you know how to spell or not. They spell it all weirdly ways. I also meet a lot of other people with the'same name as me except they always spell it differently and all the people I'meet that'spell it like Kathryn. It just gets so annoying sometimes. Anyway over all Katherine is the best name i could ever have. When a girl (or a guy) get older and get married someday don't you think the name Katherine sounds good on say like a wedding card. I love my name! :0)

12/28/2023 12:08:22

My name is Katherine but I go by Kate. I'm told by men both names are hot.

12/20/2023 06:38:46

My name is Katherine Marie, and the name has always held too much weight for me. I think it sounds elegant and classic, but I prefer to be called Katie because I don't fit that elegant and classic style of the name. Either way I still like the name Katherine.

12/04/2023 14:28:06

My sisters named Emma Katheine i think its beautfull realy we call her Kathie emma Kathie come here lol its cute really Jayleex

12/03/2023 23:46:26

i've always found Katherine to be the perfect name because It's many nickname varieties can suit tomboys and "girly-girls" alike. Also, the letter "K" is much more defined and pleasing to the eye, versus Catherine with a "C". i've always wished my name was Katherine.

11/29/2023 12:47:54

I absolutely love my name. I am seventeen and am a "Katherine" who goes by "Kate," but i've got at least a dozen other girls in my grade with the'same name who all seem to prefer "Katie." Personally, I think "Katie" is a bit too, you know, cutesy, and I really like the kind of image you get of someone named Kate or Katherine. It makes you think of someone who is strong and independent, but still classy. No one really spells it wrong (the only question I ever get is if It's with a K or a C), and I don't usually have to worry about people pronouncing it correctly (though everyone in my family says it with two syllables, not three) because I always correct them and say "Kate" regardless of how they pronounce it. *shrug* My mother named me after Katharine Hepburn, but changed the'second 'a' to an 'e' just out of personal spelling preference.

11/11/2023 05:43:42

My daughter is Katherine (Kate). She'll be 18 next month. Despite Katherine's popularity, I still love it.

11/01/2023 04:26:44

I was named after Katherine Hepburn.My father always thought she was the definition of "classic beauty" Growing up, I felt I carried the name of an old woman but now, I can appreciate why my father decided to name me Katherine. Most of my friends now have given their daughters different versions of my name.

10/31/2023 05:31:20

Its a classic and handy name. I can be a Kate at work, a Katie to my close family and a Katherine in formal contexts (or when I am in trouble!)

10/26/2023 07:58:00

I always wanted a less common name when I was growing up (there were 3 other Katie's in my 1st grade class). Other than the popularity and the fact that'someone always spells part of it wrong I think it is a nice name.

09/19/2023 19:00:08

Love my name. Very classic and elegant when spelled with a K, though kind of dull and boring when spelled with a C. The only down side is that people tend to want to call me Kathy -- I will answer to most any nickname for Katherine (heck, I'll even answer to Kim or Kelly if you've misheard the right name), but not Kathy; never Kathy. (I have to admit that until I read some of the comments here I never realized that people had issues with the pronunciation of Katherine -- two syllables, three syllables, accented, whatever, It's the'same name.)

09/03/2023 04:46:58

Katherine is an all right name. Personally, I'm not a big fan of it. I find it too old-fashioned, that's why I always go by Katie. I always wished I had a more exotic variant of this name like Katerina or Katalina.

08/01/2023 17:58:38

My name is Katherine, but everytime I'meet someone new, they spell it Kathrine. Most people in my grade, do not share the'same name as me. I think right now my name is very unique and feminine.

07/31/2023 19:03:14

Katherine is my middle name, so my full name is Hannah Katherine. Katherine is my grandmas name, and sometimes i hate my middle name cause it sounds like an old person name, seriously. but its ok:)

07/09/2023 09:31:52

Im 17 my name is katherine i kno so many in my school right now dat its not even funny dey call me Kathy Though

06/03/2023 15:22:32

mine, is Katherine Ann. i like my name. the only thing i did not like is that my family called Kathy. i wished they would of called me Katie, or Kat. i hate that name. i started going by my full name when i was 11. the other thing is that i can not count the number of times i have been called Kathleen. I have even been called how they got Cristine form Katherine i do not know.

05/26/2023 06:38:58

Named my daughter Katherine Ann 13 years ago and still love the name. I think Katherine is elegant and timeless. I like names that are not trendy.

05/11/2023 21:37:26

I love my name, but I learned how to spell just before I went into kindergarden. Before that, people called me Kate and still do.

05/06/2023 19:57:14

i named im daugther Alyson Katherine i wanted names with strong meanings

05/04/2023 16:49:02

Yes it is very frustrating because our son's name is Elisha, not Elijah or Alicia which he gets called many times. We just keep correcting people and hope for the best. My own family can't even get it right! But he was named after ElI'manning whose full name is Elisha.

04/23/2023 17:11:56

while my name is actually katherine, i don't answer to it, unless the person uses my whole name(first, middle, last), in which case, I'm either in trouble or someone's trying to get my attention. i kind of like being a katie, even'though there are A LOT of katies in the world.

04/06/2023 21:23:44

As a Katherine myself, I have grown to discover my name leaves room for a double-self. Katherine is sophisticated, mature and rather timeless than old fashioned. On the other hand, no matter how you shorten it, almost all Katherine nicknames evoke a sense of spunk. I'm lovingly known as "Kat" amongst my friends. Katie or Kate never'stuck the'same way...but I still love the family.

03/20/2023 09:43:20

I have a daughter nmed Katherine and I think it is the prettiest name ever in the world.

02/20/2023 09:18:16

VERY classy! Good alternative to the common Lisa. Hopefully no one would call you lice.

02/17/2023 09:53:22

I always hated it until I got older. Now I think It's a really feminie and classy name and it fits me. Though most people call me Kathy that know me well.

02/16/2023 00:58:26

i've ALWAYS loved my name Katherine Elizabeth. The Katherine is after my father's mother and Elizabeth is my Mom's mom. I proudly carry my two grandmas with me always. i've always thought my name'sounds royal, like a Queen.

02/14/2023 16:56:24

Most people dont spell their name that way, its usualy with a c. But i love my name but most call me Kat!

01/29/2023 15:21:28

A beautiful, classic name. It's the name of my mother in law. I think It'sounds so sophisticated and elegant.

01/20/2023 10:21:12

There is a book called shane.But i usually call It'shame.

01/05/2023 23:16:14

My name is Katherine and two other people in my class are named Katherine but their names are spelled in different ways. The first girl's name is Kathryn with a "y" (people call her Katie).The next girl's name (my bff)is name Catherine with a "C". We call her Cat...but it gets really confusing because people call me Kat also. The rest of my family calls me Katarina because that is the Croatian way of saying it.

12/24/2022 14:26:34

I love this name i know 2 other girls who r named Katherine. If i hav three girls i would name them katherine sofia and MArina

12/05/2022 02:34:18

Katherun iz mai name an i luv it. i call miself kayt wit a y and evrywun says im so kewl omg i luv this name by teh way im a forty yr old man

11/27/2022 05:53:42

its my name'so i have to give it a thumbs up, but i go by Katie. i like it better :) i bet when i get older ill apreciate it more

11/26/2022 06:58:18

Hey my name is Katherine but I go by katie which I completely prefer to kat or Kathy or Kate. My full name is Katherine Joy which I love!! I love everything about my name- even the silly nick names my grandpa uses(katie-did, katie-bug, etc) but my fave thing about my name is that my mom and daddy call me, "katie-joy-to-the-world" :)

11/24/2022 07:39:20

My name is Katherine and I love it! People call me Katie for short, but, I still LOVE the name Katherine!

11/01/2022 12:26:04

I love Katherine - I named my daughter Katherine - and where we live, she is the only Katherine in the school - She goes by Kat...Names go thru cycles in popularity - and not everyone is naming their girls Katherine - I personally don't care for the nicknames of Katie or Kathy - my daughter will usually correct people if they call her that - she prefers Kat or Katherine...but will let her classmates slide if they call her Kitty.

10/29/2022 16:15:08

im so sexy so thats waht made this name'so popular..btw my name is katherine..haha

10/18/2022 23:58:52

My parents gave me the name Katherine because it has many nicknames, so they thought I was bound to find one I liked. Most people call me Katie, but i've been using my full name more as I get older. People usually spell and pronounce Katherine correctly (two syllables only, and It's Kath-RIN, not Kath-REEN, both e's are silent), but the main problem with the name is my chosen nickname doesn't 'sound enough' like my real name, so people sometimes think Katie and Katherine are two seperate people! Also, people try to call me awful things like Kathy or Kat. (which sound like an old lady and a stripper) I was never teased for my name as a child, but in 10th grade, a teacher with a strong Spanish accent mispronounced Katherine as kuh-TREEN, which led to a classroom of students referring to me as Katrine the Latrine for the rest of the'semester. :(

10/03/2022 13:58:30

my name is katherine. i am 22. i was named after my mamaw. when i was born, she told my mom that'she wanted me to be called katherine. my parents and other family have consistently called me that'since i was a baby. but very few people in my family can spell it correctly. it can be annoying. when i started kindergarten, i told my mom i wanted to go by amanda (my first name) because i thought katherine was "old sounding". in high school, i began to regret asking my mom to tell my teache's that i prefered amanda over katherine, because I'met a lot of amanda's through the years and most were blond and had bad reps. i am a brunette, myself, and very a very nice girl, but people associated my name with othe's of the'same name. i knew of other girls named katie, kate, katherine, and kathy and i longed to be called by katherine, too. i thought it was so beautiful--queens had my name. but i feared that people would mispell it or pronounce it wrong, and amanda was just much easier. now, i usually introduce myself as katherine unless i am in school or it is an important appointment where the person definitely needs to remember my name. as i got older, i embraced my name. i like all of the nicknames that come from my name, too. my favorite is REENE which my daddy especially gave me. he is the only person that calls me that. i love katey, too. i think it is a pretty nickname from katherine. if i have a daughter, i want to name her kaitelynne and call her kit for short, because kit is another one of my favorite shortenings of katherine.

09/08/2022 09:26:44

my names Katherine and i don't mind it but i hate it when people try to shorten it, and it annoys me coz thats not my name. i guess its a pretty name but when your name is katherine billie, i don't know it has me second guessing.

08/31/2022 18:25:30

My name us Katherine and I love my name.

07/11/2022 03:30:54

I like the name "Katherine" and know a 5yr. old child with that name. But her name is spelled Katherainne and goes by "Rainney" she loves her name. She goes by Rainney at school because there's a Kathie and a Catharyn at school. She can't go by Katie because that's her sister's name and they're in the same class (twins).

04/27/2022 06:27:18

Katherine is such a great name when it is givin to such a hot person like me

03/20/2022 15:21:00

My name is Katherine. When I was little, I went through a stage that I wanted to be called "Lady Katherine" and I would not respond to Katie.

03/16/2022 18:01:12

right how i don't really like the name Katherine becuase It'sounds too old. I'm only 16 so i don't think is suits me right now.i have combines my names katherine and lee to get kailee, which i like way better. i want to change my name to kailee, but i am unsure if i will like that when i get older

03/04/2022 08:38:42

My name is Katherine but everyone calls me Katie. I love my name!

02/14/2022 06:01:12

I love my name Katherine. When I was in 7th grade there were 2 other girls in my class with the'same name,and I went by Katie another by Katherine, and the last went by Danny her'second name.

12/27/2021 17:13:30

Katherine is a fabulous classy name. We call our daughter Kasi (the Polish version of Katy) which makes it just a little unusual.

12/15/2021 07:51:00

Hi, my name is Kathy Lee, named after my dad's middle name. I really like my name and I am now having a baby next month and I am looking for a similar name for my baby to be named after me. This is hard to do. My real name is Kathy because my mom figured I would get nicknamed that if I was named Katherine. I think this name is very pretty and I recommend it to anyone!

09/06/2021 05:03:36

My name's Katherine and I hate it, It's way too common. In our group 3 out of 13 people are called Katherine...

07/20/2021 17:53:06

My full name is Katherine Mary-Grace, and I LOVE it! It sounds so elegant and classic and beautiful! People generally call me 'Katie', which is fine, but secretly I would love to be called 'Katherine', or 'Kat', or whatever. :)I am named after my 'Baba' (Croatian for 'grandmother'), whose name was 'Katica'. :D :D :D

07/15/2021 17:06:18

Well, I know at least ten Sarah's, all of which I adore. Sarah is a very strong name and I think most girls with the name'sarah are very strong girls. My sister's name is spelled without an H, but every other'sarah i've met has an H on the end. I think I prefer it without the H, but everyone tends to spell it with an H.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Katherine?
The origin of the name Katherine is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Katherine?
*️⃣ How many people are named Katherine?
Almost 642000 people are named Katherine.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Katherine?
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