Katharine

First Name
41k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Katharine

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

Wiktionary

A variant spelling of Catherine, based on the folk etymology that it would derive from Greek καθαρός (katharos "pure").

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Katharine

Katharine was given the name Katherine Dexter on August 27th, 1875 in Dexter, Michigan. She breathed her last breath on December 28th, 1967.

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Katharine Hepburn was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1994. Katharine was given the name Katharine Houghton Hepburn on May 12th, 1907 in , U.S. She died on June 29th, 2003.

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Katharine McPhee is an actress, singer, and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Katharine was given the name Katharine Hope McPhee on March 25th, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Katharine Ross is an actress and author. Her career lasted from 1962 to 2013. Katharine was given the name Katharine Juliet Ross on January 29th, 1940 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Katharine Isabelle is an actress. She was most active from 1989 to present. Katharine was born on November 2nd, 1981 in Vancouver.

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Katharine is royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Kent([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Duke of Kent. Katharine was born as the child of William Worsley on February 22nd, 1933 in Hovingham Hall.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Katharine

Katharine is royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Kent([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Duke of Kent. Katharine was born as the child of William Worsley on February 22nd, 1933 in Hovingham Hall.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 76 76 0
1881 68 68 0
1882 82 82 0
1883 79 79 0
1884 86 86 0
1885 78 78 0
1886 90 90 0
1887 110 110 0
1888 108 108 0
1889 119 119 0
1890 119 119 0
1891 117 117 0
1892 123 123 0
1893 128 128 0
1894 140 140 0
1895 145 145 0
1896 151 151 0
1897 145 145 0
1898 125 125 0
1899 104 104 0
1900 141 141 0
1901 106 106 0
1902 89 89 0
1903 126 126 0
1904 109 109 0
1905 121 121 0
1906 133 133 0
1907 122 122 0
1908 155 155 0
1909 144 144 0
1910 157 157 0
1911 148 148 0
1912 261 261 0
1913 236 236 0
1914 290 290 0
1915 344 344 0
1916 336 336 0
1917 357 357 0
1918 372 372 0
1919 353 353 0
1920 349 349 0
1921 329 329 0
1922 291 291 0
1923 266 266 0
1924 265 265 0
1925 236 236 0
1926 214 214 0
1927 226 226 0
1928 201 201 0
1929 195 195 0
1930 205 205 0
1931 166 166 0
1932 177 177 0
1933 152 152 0
1934 167 167 0
1935 170 170 0
1936 182 182 0
1937 160 160 0
1938 164 164 0
1939 181 181 0
1940 160 160 0
1941 223 223 0
1942 259 259 0
1943 280 280 0
1944 257 257 0
1945 282 282 0
1946 300 300 0
1947 350 350 0
1948 333 333 0
1949 345 345 0
1950 373 373 0
1951 321 321 0
1952 358 358 0
1953 337 337 0
1954 322 322 0
1955 416 416 0
1956 404 404 0
1957 408 408 0
1958 405 405 0
1959 365 365 0
1960 304 304 0
1961 331 331 0
1962 291 291 0
1963 307 307 0
1964 289 289 0
1965 285 285 0
1966 300 300 0
1967 269 269 0
1968 370 370 0
1969 367 367 0
1970 409 409 0
1971 320 320 0
1972 309 309 0
1973 269 269 0
1974 344 344 0
1975 345 345 0
1976 367 367 0
1977 435 435 0
1978 422 422 0
1979 628 628 0
1980 571 571 0
1981 792 792 0
1982 952 952 0
1983 839 839 0
1984 858 852 6
1985 845 840 5
1986 908 908 0
1987 728 728 0
1988 754 754 0
1989 628 628 0
1990 647 647 0
1991 687 687 0
1992 708 708 0
1993 654 654 0
1994 542 542 0
1995 465 465 0
1996 432 432 0
1997 407 407 0
1998 452 452 0
1999 321 321 0
2000 362 362 0
2001 334 334 0
2002 286 286 0
2003 375 375 0
2004 323 323 0
2005 301 301 0
2006 293 293 0
2007 256 256 0
2008 191 191 0
2009 160 160 0
2010 127 127 0
2011 134 134 0
2012 109 109 0
2013 109 109 0
2014 89 89 0
2015 89 89 0
2016 62 62 0
2017 72 72 0

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Popularity of Katharine as a first name

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Common last names for Katharine

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Martin
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Lewis
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Murphy
  • Hall

Fun Facts about the name Katharine

  • What name lists does Katharine rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Katharine? Katharine is the 1,141st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Katharine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,910 babies born with the first name Katharine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Katharine to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Katharine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 76 new born babies.
  • When was Katharine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Katharine is Tuesday, July 9th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Katharine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Katharine was in 1982 with a total of 952 babies.
  • Random Katharine Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Katharine ranks 106th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 7 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Katharine: Your name in reverse order is Enirahtak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hankariet. 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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