Katherine
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
KATH-ə-rin/KATH-rin
Meaning
Chaste, pure
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Katherine originates in Greek language and means "chaste, pure". It has been one of the most popular feminine given names over centuries and with various spellings all around the world. Historically, it was a favourite name especially in Christian world. Katherine is the name of many saints, the most popular probably being Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr. It was also a popular name within royalty in different countries. The variant spelling Catherine is also very frequent.

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Catalina, Catharine, Catherine, Catheryn, Cathrine, Cathryn, Kate, Katharina, Katharine, Kathereen, Katheryn, Kathleen, Kathryn, Kathy, Kitty, Catherina, Katrina, Trina, Catriona, Yekaterina, Karin, Katelyn, Kay, Karen, Kaia, Caitlin, Catrina

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Katherine Mansfield - author
Katherine Anne Porter - author
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Katherine Heigel - actress
Katherine Hepburn - actress
Katherine Ross - actress
Katherine Bradley - writer
Katherine Harris - politician
Katherine Page - published author
Katherine Parker - published author

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