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Katherine

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451k Kathryn (English)
100k Katrina (German)
41k Katharine (Greek)
8k Katarina (Italian)
6k Katerina (Slavic)
< 1k Kattrina (Russian)
< 1k Katrien (Dutch)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 507 502 5 #53 girl name
1881 504 504 0 #52 girl name
1882 591 591 0 #53 girl name
1883 583 583 0 #56 girl name
1884 671 671 0 #55 girl name
1885 751 751 0 #50 girl name
1886 744 744 0 #54 girl name
1887 794 794 0 #53 girl name
1888 893 893 0 #56 girl name
1889 889 889 0 #56 girl name
1890 900 900 0 #59 girl name
1891 808 803 5 #62 girl name
1892 961 961 0 #60 girl name
1893 963 963 0 #62 girl name
1894 948 948 0 #64 girl name
1895 968 968 0 #65 girl name
1896 1,047 1,047 0 #62 girl name
1897 962 962 0 #65 girl name
1898 914 914 0 #69 girl name
1899 942 942 0 #65 girl name
1900 1,201 1,201 0 #65 girl name
1901 890 890 0 #71 girl name
1902 1,009 1,004 5 #68 girl name
1903 1,020 1,015 5 #66 girl name
1904 1,139 1,128 11 #63 girl name
1905 1,190 1,190 0 #63 girl name
1906 1,277 1,277 0 #56 girl name
1907 1,418 1,413 5 #55 girl name
1908 1,430 1,430 0 #55 girl name
1909 1,565 1,557 8 #53 girl name
1910 1,753 1,753 0 #57 girl name
1911 1,863 1,858 5 #55 girl name
1912 2,546 2,546 0 #53 girl name
1913 2,804 2,794 10 #54 girl name
1914 3,660 3,652 8 #48 girl name
1915 4,496 4,488 8 #49 girl name
1916 4,814 4,801 13 #51 girl name
1917 4,970 4,956 14 #49 girl name
1918 5,203 5,191 12 #50 girl name
1919 4,857 4,846 11 #51 girl name
1920 5,293 5,276 17 #45 girl name
1921 5,168 5,156 12 #49 girl name
1922 4,839 4,826 13 #54 girl name
1923 4,603 4,579 24 #60 girl name
1924 4,714 4,696 18 #59 girl name
1925 4,253 4,240 13 #61 girl name
1926 3,853 3,834 19 #72 girl name
1927 3,739 3,721 18 #73 girl name
1928 3,417 3,398 19 #75 girl name
1929 3,030 3,017 13 #84 girl name
1930 3,051 3,029 22 #85 girl name
1931 2,637 2,624 13 #91 girl name
1932 2,604 2,590 14 #95 girl name
1933 2,344 2,330 14 #100 girl name
1934 2,401 2,386 15
1935 2,351 2,337 14
1936 2,370 2,357 13 #100 girl name
1937 2,497 2,483 14
1938 2,581 2,574 7
1939 2,488 2,475 13
1940 2,719 2,709 10 #91 girl name
1941 3,018 3,003 15 #85 girl name
1942 3,390 3,377 13 #81 girl name
1943 3,628 3,614 14 #78 girl name
1944 3,537 3,524 13 #77 girl name
1945 3,404 3,392 12 #82 girl name
1946 4,202 4,197 5 #78 girl name
1947 4,907 4,888 19 #76 girl name
1948 5,181 5,171 10 #68 girl name
1949 6,060 6,041 19 #58 girl name
1950 6,218 6,209 9 #58 girl name
1951 6,930 6,922 8 #55 girl name
1952 6,905 6,888 17 #59 girl name
1953 6,572 6,559 13 #63 girl name
1954 6,756 6,740 16 #64 girl name
1955 7,258 7,243 15 #64 girl name
1956 7,101 7,080 21 #67 girl name
1957 6,655 6,638 17 #72 girl name
1958 6,450 6,433 17 #74 girl name
1959 6,154 6,140 14 #79 girl name
1960 5,903 5,879 24 #80 girl name
1961 5,650 5,631 19 #86 girl name
1962 5,283 5,274 9 #84 girl name
1963 5,146 5,128 18 #87 girl name
1964 5,091 5,074 17 #82 girl name
1965 4,724 4,714 10 #79 girl name
1966 4,517 4,499 18 #78 girl name
1967 4,574 4,560 14 #76 girl name
1968 4,730 4,719 11 #75 girl name
1969 5,185 5,169 16 #70 girl name
1970 5,460 5,444 16 #67 girl name
1971 5,150 5,120 30 #67 girl name
1972 4,526 4,514 12 #69 girl name
1973 4,432 4,420 12 #64 girl name
1974 4,549 4,532 17 #62 girl name
1975 4,872 4,854 18 #58 girl name
1976 5,072 5,056 16 #57 girl name
1977 6,052 6,032 20 #44 girl name
1978 6,652 6,626 26 #38 girl name
1979 7,506 7,470 36 #36 girl name
1980 8,048 8,019 29 #35 girl name
1981 8,463 8,432 31 #39 girl name
1982 9,224 9,179 45 #36 girl name
1983 9,716 9,683 33 #34 girl name
1984 10,202 10,154 48 #30 girl name
1985 10,162 10,123 39 #32 girl name
1986 10,613 10,569 44 #28 girl name
1987 10,477 10,433 44 #28 girl name
1988 11,188 11,146 42 #27 girl name
1989 11,510 11,416 94 #26 girl name
1990 11,650 11,618 32 #26 girl name
1991 11,510 11,490 20 #25 girl name
1992 11,167 11,147 20 #27 girl name
1993 10,526 10,507 19 #29 girl name
1994 9,604 9,585 19 #30 girl name
1995 8,999 8,986 13 #30 girl name
1996 8,888 8,874 14 #31 girl name
1997 8,527 8,516 11 #32 girl name
1998 8,216 8,203 13 #33 girl name
1999 7,939 7,932 7 #36 girl name
2000 8,119 8,106 13 #33 girl name
2001 7,892 7,878 14 #35 girl name
2002 7,224 7,212 12 #36 girl name
2003 7,133 7,123 10 #35 girl name
2004 6,770 6,738 32 #35 girl name
2005 6,403 6,389 14 #36 girl name
2006 6,299 6,293 6 #37 girl name
2007 5,818 5,811 7 #39 girl name
2008 5,349 5,343 6 #45 girl name
2009 4,431 4,426 5 #60 girl name
2010 3,862 3,862 0 #70 girl name
2011 4,189 4,184 5 #61 girl name
2012 3,946 3,946 0 #64 girl name
2013 3,711 3,711 0 #77 girl name
2014 3,679 3,672 7 #82 girl name
2015 3,438 3,429 9 #84 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Katherine baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 630,689 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 11,618 babies. (That's a lot of baby Katherines)

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Katherine" ranks #28 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 263 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 7,224 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 Katherine popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Katherine

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

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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Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Katherine was born in 1980.

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Katherine Moennig

Katherine Moennig is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Katherine was born in 1977 as Katherine Sian Moennig in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Katherine

Katherine Archuleta
Katherine Clark
Katherine Mcnamara
Katherine Ross
Katherine Schwarzenegger

Alternative Meanings

K is for kid, the child within.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

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 "Ekireahnt". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Katherine born Nov 2, 1983

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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 Italy approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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