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Ranked #89


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #146).

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 keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

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

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


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 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Katherine" is not a popular baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1938. Across the entire United States a total of 2,581 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 midwest? 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 their career being from 2 to present. Kate was born in 1992 as Katherine Elizabeth Upton in St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.


Katherine Heigl

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


Kat Dennings

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


Katie Cassidy

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


Tilda Swinton

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


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.


Past life for Katherine born Feb 27, 1923

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. 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.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.