Katherine: Meaning of baby name Katherine

Pronunciation: [Ka-the-rine]

Gender of Katherine: Female

Meaning of Katherine: Pure. Used Since Third Century A.D. Early Latin Forms Katerina And Caterina Became Katharine And Catherine. French Cateline And English Catlyn Came Into Wider Use During Medieval Period When Variants Multiplied.

Origin of Katherine: English

It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Katherine is "pure". Used by Katharine Hepburn and Catherine Zeta-Jones.


Variant Forms:

NameMeaningGenderOrigin
CariFlows Like WaterFemaleTurkish
CassiePurityFemaleGreek
CatCatlikeMaleScottish
CatalinaPure IZABELFemaleEnglish
CatarinaPureFemaleItalian
CatherineInnocentFemaleAnglo
CathyForm Of The Greek Catherine Meaning Pure.FemaleEnglish
KarenPureFemaleDanish
KariJoyful SongFemaleFrench
KasiaAlert. Vigorous. Modern Variant Of Casey.MaleEnglish
KatEnglish Abbreviation Of Katherine. Pure.FemaleEnglish
KatarinaFemaleEnglish
KateEnglish Abbreviation Of Katherine. Pure.FemaleEnglish
KathleenInnocentFemaleIrish
KatieVariant Of Katherine. Pure.FemaleEnglish
KatinaPure.FemaleEnglish
KatinkaPureFemaleHungarian
KatrinaVariant Of Katherine. Pure.FemaleEnglish
KitNickname For Christopher. Frontiersman Kit Carson.MaleEnglish
KittyVariant Of Katherine. Pure.FemaleEnglish
TrinaInnocentFemaleGreek

Famous People Named Katherine:

Katherine Mansfield was a well-known 19th century modernist writer.

Katherine Heigl is an American actress and film producer.

Katherine Dunham was an American dancer and choreographer, credited to have brought the influence of Africa and the Caribbean into American dance.

Katherine Anne Porter was an American Pulitzer prize winning journalist, essayist, novelist and a short story writer.

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