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Catherine

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #86 All Time
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How popular is the baby 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 #42 girl name
1892 1,333 1,333 0 #42 girl name
1893 1,341 1,336 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 8,196 8,181 15 #19 girl name
1916 8,492 8,469 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 #24 girl name
1920 8,897 8,878 19 #21 girl name
1921 8,905 8,888 17 #23 girl name
1922 8,558 8,536 22 #24 girl name
1923 8,461 8,439 22 #24 girl name
1924 8,390 8,362 28 #27 girl name
1925 7,888 7,869 19 #29 girl name
1926 7,495 7,466 29 #31 girl name
1927 7,291 7,256 35 #31 girl name
1928 6,950 6,909 41 #33 girl name
1929 6,298 6,275 23 #34 girl name
1930 6,331 6,299 32 #35 girl name
1931 5,680 5,642 38 #36 girl name
1932 5,475 5,446 29 #39 girl name
1933 4,927 4,908 19 #44 girl name
1934 4,955 4,935 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 7,901 7,888 13 #46 girl name
1948 8,267 8,244 23 #41 girl name
1949 9,148 9,134 14 #37 girl name
1950 9,675 9,657 18 #34 girl name
1951 10,589 10,565 24 #34 girl name
1952 11,083 11,052 31 #34 girl name
1953 10,856 10,839 17 #35 girl name
1954 11,096 11,079 17 #32 girl name
1955 11,649 11,625 24 #28 girl name
1956 12,086 12,067 19 #28 girl name
1957 11,174 11,147 27 #37 girl name
1958 10,786 10,764 22 #38 girl name
1959 10,041 10,022 19 #40 girl name
1960 9,562 9,537 25 #42 girl name
1961 9,268 9,249 19 #48 girl name
1962 8,718 8,698 20 #53 girl name
1963 8,321 8,293 28 #53 girl name
1964 8,259 8,236 23 #54 girl name
1965 7,275 7,248 27 #57 girl name
1966 6,983 6,960 23 #55 girl name
1967 6,370 6,349 21 #55 girl name
1968 6,148 6,132 16 #56 girl name
1969 6,109 6,091 18 #58 girl name
1970 6,027 6,007 20 #59 girl name
1971 5,347 5,331 16 #65 girl name
1972 4,697 4,686 11 #65 girl name
1973 4,284 4,269 15 #67 girl name
1974 4,200 4,181 19 #73 girl name
1975 3,945 3,934 11 #73 girl name
1976 3,796 3,782 14 #72 girl name
1977 3,864 3,843 21 #75 girl name
1978 3,974 3,954 20 #72 girl name
1979 3,891 3,877 14 #78 girl name
1980 4,099 4,082 17 #77 girl name
1981 4,068 4,054 14 #73 girl name
1982 4,104 4,096 8 #73 girl name
1983 4,267 4,250 17 #66 girl name
1984 4,257 4,238 19 #69 girl name
1985 4,301 4,289 12 #65 girl name
1986 4,265 4,241 24 #67 girl name
1987 4,129 4,105 24 #74 girl name
1988 4,522 4,506 16 #69 girl name
1989 4,600 4,556 44 #67 girl name
1990 4,916 4,893 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 #83 girl name
1995 3,869 3,858 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 3,409 3,400 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 2,991 2,983 8
2006 2,789 2,789 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 1,905 1,905 0
2013 1,860 1,860 0
2014 1,934 1,934 0
2015 1,785 1,785 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Catherine baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 657,385 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 12,067 babies. (That's a lot of baby Catherines)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Catherine" ranks #28 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 691 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 9,675 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.

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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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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Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1974 to present. Catherine was born in 1954 as Catherine Bachman in Warren, Ohio, U.S.

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Catherine Keener

Catherine Keener is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Catherine was born in 1960 as Catherine Ann Keener in Miami, Florida, U.S.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Catherine

Catherine Bell
Catherine Nix
Catherine Cortez Masto
Catherine Of Aragon
Catherine Ritchson
Catherine The Great

Alternative Meanings

C is for casual, no pretension here.

A is for activities, for you have many.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Your name in reverse order is "Enirehtac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enrceitha". 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 May 8, 1970

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 Ireland approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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