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

Katherine Name Meaning

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.

Katherine Name Origin and History

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.

What does Katherine mean?
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.

Origin of the name Katherine
Katherine is a name whose origin is debated . On the one hand, there are those who 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".

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

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 is 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 own 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 in 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 in 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 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 re Katherine is related to the number 1, as it represents peace, purity and loyalty.

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3/20/2023 9:43:20 AM

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

2/20/2023 9:18:16 AM

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

2/17/2023 9:53:22 AM

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.

2/16/2023 12:58:26 AM

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.

2/14/2023 4:56:24 PM

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

1/29/2023 3:21:28 PM

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

1/20/2023 10:21:12 AM

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

1/5/2023 11:16:14 PM

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 2:26:34 PM

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

12/5/2022 2:34:18 AM

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 5:53:42 AM

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 6:58:18 AM

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 7:39:20 AM

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

11/1/2022 12:26:04 PM

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 4:15:08 PM

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

10/18/2022 11:58:52 PM

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. :(

10/3/2022 1:58:30 PM

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.

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.
*️⃣ 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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