Catharine

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Catharine

"Catharine" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Form of the Greek Catherine meaning pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a less common spelling variant of Catherine.

Notable Persons Named Catharine

Cate Edwards is an attorney and author. She has had major accomplishments since 2004. Cate was given the name Catharine Elizabeth Edwards by her parents John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards on March 4th, 1982 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Catharine Macaulay was a historian and author. Catharine was given the name Catharine Sawbridge on March 23rd, 1731 in Olantigh, Wye, Kent, England. She died on June 22nd, 1791.

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Catharine B. Baker is a politician. Catharine was born on May 1st, 1971 in Cathedral City, California.

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick was a sentimental novel writer. She was most active from 1822 to 1857. Catharine was born on December 28th, 1789 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She left this life on July 31st, 1867.

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Catharine Parr Traill was a writer. Catharine was born on January 9th, 1802. She left this life on August 29th, 1899.

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Catharine was given the name Catharine Littlefield on February 17th, 1755 in New Shoreham, Rhode Island. Catharine is also known as Catharine Miller. She left this life on September 2nd, 1814.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Catharine

Irwin was born on October 22nd, 1883. He breathed his last breath on March 3rd, 1944.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 28 0
1881 40 40 0
1882 43 43 0
1883 52 52 0
1884 42 42 0
1885 56 56 0
1886 50 50 0
1887 38 38 0
1888 66 66 0
1889 63 63 0
1890 53 53 0
1891 53 53 0
1892 57 57 0
1893 80 80 0
1894 71 71 0
1895 89 89 0
1896 98 98 0
1897 100 100 0
1898 105 105 0
1899 95 95 0
1900 104 104 0
1901 88 88 0
1902 103 103 0
1903 101 101 0
1904 108 108 0
1905 135 135 0
1906 114 114 0
1907 118 118 0
1908 123 123 0
1909 123 123 0
1910 139 139 0
1911 131 131 0
1912 183 183 0
1913 187 187 0
1914 199 199 0
1915 281 281 0
1916 267 267 0
1917 263 263 0
1918 236 236 0
1919 200 200 0
1920 205 205 0
1921 208 208 0
1922 213 213 0
1923 188 188 0
1924 166 166 0
1925 175 175 0
1926 134 134 0
1927 118 118 0
1928 126 126 0
1929 110 110 0
1930 108 108 0
1931 93 93 0
1932 104 104 0
1933 79 79 0
1934 75 75 0
1935 81 81 0
1936 89 89 0
1937 62 62 0
1938 84 84 0
1939 69 69 0
1940 71 71 0
1941 89 89 0
1942 102 102 0
1943 91 91 0
1944 98 98 0
1945 90 90 0
1946 111 111 0
1947 131 131 0
1948 109 109 0
1949 119 119 0
1950 142 142 0
1951 155 155 0
1952 135 135 0
1953 129 129 0
1954 140 140 0
1955 141 141 0
1956 135 135 0
1957 134 134 0
1958 146 146 0
1959 129 129 0
1960 104 104 0
1961 125 125 0
1962 116 116 0
1963 134 134 0
1964 121 121 0
1965 93 93 0
1966 109 109 0
1967 77 77 0
1968 86 86 0
1969 109 109 0
1970 109 109 0
1971 79 79 0
1972 79 79 0
1973 64 64 0
1974 75 75 0
1975 94 94 0
1976 72 72 0
1977 69 69 0
1978 75 75 0
1979 61 61 0
1980 66 66 0
1981 75 75 0
1982 77 77 0
1983 80 80 0
1984 69 69 0
1985 74 74 0
1986 67 67 0
1987 64 64 0
1988 65 65 0
1989 68 68 0
1990 84 84 0
1991 61 61 0
1992 65 65 0
1993 43 43 0
1994 56 56 0
1995 47 47 0
1996 48 48 0
1997 54 54 0
1998 43 43 0
1999 49 49 0
2000 45 45 0
2001 45 45 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 41 41 0
2004 36 36 0
2005 30 30 0
2006 31 31 0
2007 31 31 0
2008 28 28 0
2009 18 18 0
2010 22 22 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 23 23 0
2015 12 12 0
2016 12 12 0
2017 13 13 0

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Popularity of Catharine as a first name

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Popularity of Catharine as a last name

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Common last names for Catharine

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Murphy

Fun Facts about the name Catharine

  • What name lists does Catharine rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Catharine? Catharine is the 2,173rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Catharine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,936 babies born with the first name Catharine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Catharine to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Catharine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Catharine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Catharine is Saturday, November 7th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Catharine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Catharine was in 1915 with a total of 281 babies.
  • Random Catharine Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Catharine is not a popular baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Catharine: Your name in reverse order is Enirahtac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahrcatien. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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