Katherine Name Information

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

Meaning of Katherine

The name Katherine meanings and origins

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.


The name Katherine personality

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


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%. At that year near 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.


Famous people 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



Nicknames for the name Katherine

There are possible nicknames for the name Katherine, such as

Kaight, 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 Aikaterine.

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9/8/2022 9:26:44 AM

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.

8/31/2022 6:25:30 PM

My name us Katherine and I love my name.

7/11/2022 3:30:54 AM

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).

4/27/2022 6:27:18 AM

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

3/20/2022 3:21:00 PM

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.

3/16/2022 6:01:12 PM

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

3/4/2022 8:38:42 AM

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

2/14/2022 6:01:12 AM

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 5:13:30 PM

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 7:51:00 AM

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!

9/6/2021 5:03:36 AM

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

7/20/2021 5:53:06 PM

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

7/15/2021 5:06:18 PM

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.
*️⃣ How many people are named Katherine?
Almost 642000 people are named Katherine.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Katherine?
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