in the U.S.
since 1880


  • 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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18806886880#31 girl name
18816356350#40 girl name
18827267260#42 girl name
18838538530#36 girl name
18848818747#43 girl name
18858468460#45 girl name
18869169160#45 girl name
18879729675#44 girl name
18881,2181,2126#42 girl name
18891,1981,1980#42 girl name
18901,2321,2320#44 girl name
18911,2251,2196#41 girl name
18921,3341,3340#42 girl name
18931,3401,3355#42 girl name
18941,4301,4300#41 girl name
18951,5141,5140#38 girl name
18961,5941,5940#40 girl name
18971,5111,5110#42 girl name
18981,7101,7055#41 girl name
18991,6331,6285#36 girl name
19002,0862,0815#34 girl name
19011,6041,5995#38 girl name
19021,8961,8960#31 girl name
19031,9161,9160#32 girl name
19041,9921,9839#31 girl name
19052,1982,1980#28 girl name
19062,2372,2307#26 girl name
19072,4642,4577#25 girl name
19082,7602,75010#22 girl name
19092,9042,8977#23 girl name
19103,1713,16110#22 girl name
19113,5763,56511#20 girl name
19124,6774,66611#21 girl name
19135,3145,30212#22 girl name
19146,6326,61220#18 girl name
19158,1958,18015#19 girl name
19168,4938,47023#20 girl name
19178,7058,68916#18 girl name
19188,8548,84212#20 girl name
19198,3518,33417#23 girl name
19208,8968,87719#21 girl name
19218,9068,88917#23 girl name
19228,5578,53522#24 girl name
19238,4628,44022#24 girl name
19248,3888,36028#27 girl name
19257,8897,87019#29 girl name
19267,4947,46529#31 girl name
19277,2927,25735#31 girl name
19286,9496,90841#33 girl name
19296,2986,27523#34 girl name
19306,3326,30032#35 girl name
19315,6795,64138#36 girl name
19325,4735,44429#39 girl name
19334,9284,90919#44 girl name
19344,9564,93620#42 girl name
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19364,5614,53526#44 girl name
19374,4814,45823#47 girl name
19384,5454,52520#48 girl name
19394,5934,57617#49 girl name
19404,5984,58117#53 girl name
19414,9024,88418#51 girl name
19425,2925,26626#49 girl name
19435,4495,42524#48 girl name
19445,2735,25716#49 girl name
19455,0495,03118#50 girl name
19466,3806,36614#48 girl name
19477,9007,88713#46 girl name
19488,2698,24623#41 girl name
19499,1489,13414#37 girl name
19509,6739,65518#34 girl name
195110,58710,56324#34 girl name
195211,08711,05631#34 girl name
195310,85010,83317#35 girl name
195411,09911,08217#32 girl name
195511,64811,62424#28 girl name
195612,08812,06919#28 girl name
195711,17211,14527#37 girl name
195810,78710,76522#38 girl name
195910,04110,02219#40 girl name
19609,5619,53625#42 girl name
19619,2679,24819#48 girl name
19628,7198,69920#53 girl name
19638,3208,29228#53 girl name
19648,2598,23623#54 girl name
19657,2747,24727#57 girl name
19666,9816,95823#55 girl name
19676,3696,34821#55 girl name
19686,1496,13316#56 girl name
19696,1096,09118#58 girl name
19706,0286,00820#59 girl name
19715,3475,33116#65 girl name
19724,6964,68511#65 girl name
19734,2854,27015#67 girl name
19744,2014,18219#73 girl name
19753,9433,93211#73 girl name
19763,7963,78214#72 girl name
19773,8633,84221#75 girl name
19783,9753,95619#72 girl name
19793,8913,87714#78 girl name
19804,0984,08117#77 girl name
19814,0674,05314#73 girl name
19824,1044,0968#73 girl name
19834,2674,25017#66 girl name
19844,2564,23719#69 girl name
19854,3004,28812#65 girl name
19864,2624,23824#67 girl name
19874,1284,10424#74 girl name
19884,5214,50516#69 girl name
19894,6014,55744#67 girl name
19904,9154,89223#71 girl name
19914,8234,8158#72 girl name
19924,5434,53310#78 girl name
19934,4734,4730#75 girl name
19944,1024,1020#84 girl name
19953,8683,85711#90 girl name
19963,7473,73611#95 girl name
19973,6013,5938#96 girl name
19993,4073,3989#98 girl name
20003,8003,8000#81 girl name
20013,7273,7270#81 girl name

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 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Catherine" ranks #38 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 48 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 6,109 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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Where is the name Catherine popular?

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Alternative Meanings

C is for compassion, your finest side.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Enirehtac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eirethanc". 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 Jul 31, 1951

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 Labrador approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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