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Meaning of Katharine

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The name Katharine has the following meaning:

Pure. This is one of the oldest recorded names in history, and it originates from the Greek language. Many variations (such as Catherine) have been coined from this name and almost every Western country has their own version of it. It has retained its popularity throughout the years and even now, it still beats other new names to be one of the most popular names in both England and America.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Katharine is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 761 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Katharine remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Katharine in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Katharine is very likely a(n) German variant of the name Katherine.

See other suggested German girl baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Katherine.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Katharine and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Katharine: Boys - Damary, Geo, Girls - Cassandra, Delia, Dessa, Moira, Phyllis, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


The name Katharine is a variant of Katherine. Other popular variants of the name Katherine are: Catalin, Catalina (Spanish), Catharine, Catherine (French), Catheryn, Cathleen, Cathline, Cathrine (Scandinavian), Cathryn (English), Karin (German), Katarina, Kate (English), Kath (Nickname), Katharina (German), Katharine (German), Kathereen, Katheryn (English), Kathi (English), Kathie (English), Kathleen (Irish), Kathryn (English), Kathy (English), Katrine, Kitty (English)


We think the name Katharine should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Katharine to be: An old-fashioned, sweet, motherly woman

In one word, you might describe Katharine as a(n) "motherly" person.

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