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Catherine

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #85 All Time
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How popular is the name "Catherine" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 688 688 0 #31 girl name
1881 635 635 0 #40 girl name
1882 726 726 0 #42 girl name
1883 853 853 0 #36 girl name
1884 881 874 7 #43 girl name
1885 846 846 0 #45 girl name
1886 916 916 0 #45 girl name
1887 972 967 5 #44 girl name
1888 1,218 1,212 6 #42 girl name
1889 1,198 1,198 0 #42 girl name
1890 1,232 1,232 0 #44 girl name
1891 1,225 1,219 6 #41 girl name
1892 1,334 1,334 0 #42 girl name
1893 1,340 1,335 5 #42 girl name
1894 1,430 1,430 0 #41 girl name
1895 1,514 1,514 0 #38 girl name
1896 1,594 1,594 0 #40 girl name
1897 1,511 1,511 0 #42 girl name
1898 1,710 1,705 5 #41 girl name
1899 1,633 1,628 5 #36 girl name
1900 2,086 2,081 5 #34 girl name
1901 1,604 1,599 5 #38 girl name
1902 1,896 1,896 0 #31 girl name
1903 1,916 1,916 0 #32 girl name
1904 1,992 1,983 9 #31 girl name
1905 2,198 2,198 0 #28 girl name
1906 2,237 2,230 7 #26 girl name
1907 2,464 2,457 7 #25 girl name
1908 2,760 2,750 10 #22 girl name
1909 2,904 2,897 7 #23 girl name
1910 3,171 3,161 10 #22 girl name
1911 3,576 3,565 11 #20 girl name
1912 4,677 4,666 11 #21 girl name
1913 5,314 5,302 12 #22 girl name
1914 6,632 6,612 20 #18 girl name
1915 8,195 8,180 15 #19 girl name
1916 8,493 8,470 23 #20 girl name
1917 8,705 8,689 16 #18 girl name
1918 8,854 8,842 12 #20 girl name
1919 8,351 8,334 17 #23 girl name
1920 8,896 8,877 19 #21 girl name
1921 8,906 8,889 17 #23 girl name
1922 8,557 8,535 22 #24 girl name
1923 8,462 8,440 22 #24 girl name
1924 8,388 8,360 28 #27 girl name
1925 7,889 7,870 19 #29 girl name
1926 7,494 7,465 29 #31 girl name
1927 7,292 7,257 35 #31 girl name
1928 6,949 6,908 41 #33 girl name
1929 6,298 6,275 23 #34 girl name
1930 6,332 6,300 32 #35 girl name
1931 5,679 5,641 38 #36 girl name
1932 5,473 5,444 29 #39 girl name
1933 4,928 4,909 19 #44 girl name
1934 4,956 4,936 20 #42 girl name
1935 4,716 4,698 18 #42 girl name
1936 4,561 4,535 26 #44 girl name
1937 4,481 4,458 23 #47 girl name
1938 4,545 4,525 20 #48 girl name
1939 4,593 4,576 17 #49 girl name
1940 4,598 4,581 17 #53 girl name
1941 4,902 4,884 18 #51 girl name
1942 5,292 5,266 26 #49 girl name
1943 5,449 5,425 24 #48 girl name
1944 5,273 5,257 16 #49 girl name
1945 5,049 5,031 18 #50 girl name
1946 6,380 6,366 14 #48 girl name
1947 7,900 7,887 13 #46 girl name
1948 8,269 8,246 23 #41 girl name
1949 9,148 9,134 14 #37 girl name
1950 9,673 9,655 18 #34 girl name
1951 10,587 10,563 24 #34 girl name
1952 11,087 11,056 31 #34 girl name
1953 10,850 10,833 17 #35 girl name
1954 11,099 11,082 17 #32 girl name
1955 11,648 11,624 24 #28 girl name
1956 12,088 12,069 19 #28 girl name
1957 11,172 11,145 27 #37 girl name
1958 10,787 10,765 22 #38 girl name
1959 10,041 10,022 19 #40 girl name
1960 9,561 9,536 25 #42 girl name
1961 9,267 9,248 19 #48 girl name
1962 8,719 8,699 20 #53 girl name
1963 8,320 8,292 28 #53 girl name
1964 8,259 8,236 23 #54 girl name
1965 7,274 7,247 27 #57 girl name
1966 6,981 6,958 23 #55 girl name
1967 6,369 6,348 21 #55 girl name
1968 6,149 6,133 16 #56 girl name
1969 6,109 6,091 18 #58 girl name
1970 6,028 6,008 20 #59 girl name
1971 5,347 5,331 16 #65 girl name
1972 4,696 4,685 11 #65 girl name
1973 4,285 4,270 15 #67 girl name
1974 4,201 4,182 19 #73 girl name
1975 3,943 3,932 11 #73 girl name
1976 3,796 3,782 14 #72 girl name
1977 3,863 3,842 21 #75 girl name
1978 3,975 3,956 19 #72 girl name
1979 3,891 3,877 14 #78 girl name
1980 4,098 4,081 17 #77 girl name
1981 4,067 4,053 14 #73 girl name
1982 4,104 4,096 8 #73 girl name
1983 4,267 4,250 17 #66 girl name
1984 4,256 4,237 19 #69 girl name
1985 4,300 4,288 12 #65 girl name
1986 4,262 4,238 24 #67 girl name
1987 4,128 4,104 24 #74 girl name
1988 4,521 4,505 16 #69 girl name
1989 4,601 4,557 44 #67 girl name
1990 4,915 4,892 23 #71 girl name
1991 4,823 4,815 8 #72 girl name
1992 4,543 4,533 10 #78 girl name
1993 4,473 4,473 0 #75 girl name
1994 4,102 4,102 0 #84 girl name
1995 3,868 3,857 11 #90 girl name
1996 3,747 3,736 11 #95 girl name
1997 3,601 3,593 8 #96 girl name
1998 3,347 3,347 0
1999 3,407 3,398 9 #98 girl name
2000 3,800 3,800 0 #81 girl name
2001 3,727 3,727 0 #81 girl name
2002 3,298 3,288 10
2003 3,230 3,230 0
2004 3,191 3,180 11
2005 2,990 2,982 8
2006 2,788 2,788 0
2007 2,473 2,468 5
2008 2,318 2,318 0
2009 1,888 1,888 0
2010 1,610 1,610 0
2011 1,934 1,934 0
2012 1,901 1,901 0
2013 1,858 1,858 0
2014 1,923 1,923 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Catherine? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 655,560 babies born with the name Catherine in the United States. That's more than enough Catherines to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 688 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Catherine" was in 1956 with a total of 12,069 babies. (That's a lot of baby Catherines)

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Catherine" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 453 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 4,201 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Catherine" mean? The list below shows the origins of Catherine as well as things modernly associated with the name Catherine such as celebrities named Catherine.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Catherine

The name "Catherine" is of Greek origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Catherine was born in 1969 as Catherine Zeta Jones in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is an actress and theater producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Cate was born in 1969 as Catherine Elise Blanchett in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal is an actress and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Katey was born in 1954 as Catherine Louise Sagal in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kate Bush

Kate Bush is a musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer specializing in art pop, baroque pop, and art rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Kate was born in 1958 as Catherine Bush in Bexleyheath, Kent, England.

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Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth is an actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Kate was born in 1983 as Catherine Ann Bosworth in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve is an actress and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1957 to present. Catherine was born in 1943 as Catherine Fabienne Dorleac in Paris, France.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Your name in reverse order is "Enirehtac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enheirtca". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Catherine born Sep 30, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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