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627k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Katherine

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #89 All Time
  • #83 in 2014
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450k Kathryn (English)
100k Katrina (German)
41k Katharine (Greek)
8k Katarina (Italian)
6k Katerina (Slavic)
< 1k Kattrina (Russian)
< 1k Katrien (Dutch)

How popular is the name "Katherine" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Katherine? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 627,197 babies born with the name Katherine in the United States. That's more than enough Katherines to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 507 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Katherine" was in 1990 with a total of 11,617 babies. (That's a lot of baby Katherines)

According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Katherine" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 93 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of 6,756 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Katherine" mean?

Katherine (Greek): Pure

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

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for elegant, born within you.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Enirehtak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ratneheik". 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.

Where is the name Katherine popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Katherine in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Katherine

Kate Upton

Kate Upton is a model and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kate was born in 1992 as Katherine Elizabeth Upton in St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is an actress, film producer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Katherine was born in 1978 as Katherine Marie Heigl in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kat was born in 1986 as Katherine Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Katie Cassidy

Katie Cassidy is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Katie was born in 1986 as Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Tilda was born in 1960 as Katherine Mathilda Swinton in London, England.

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Kat Von D

Kat Von D is a tattoo artist, television personality, and author. Kat was born in 1982 as Katherine von Drachenberg in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Past life for Katherine born Nov 19, 1962

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 Northern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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