Katherine Name Meaning and Origin

Katherine is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Greek’ origin. The baby name Katherine means “Chaste”.


Katherine Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Greek”



Katherine is a Girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “KATH + a + rin/KATH + rin”


Katherine Name Meaning:

Katherine originates in Greek language and means “chaste, pure”. It has been one of the most popular feminine given names over centuries and with various spellings all around the world. Katherine is the name of many saints, the most popular probably being Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr. Historically, it was a favourite name especially in Christian world.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Kathryn, Kate, Kathleen, Kat, Cathrine, Caity, Kathy, Katheryne, Katheren, Catharyne, Katharine, Cathrinn, Catheryn, Katherina, Katherene, Cathirin,


Famous people with this name:

Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt;

Katherine, Princess of Greece and Denmark, daughter of Constantine I;

Katherine Anne “Katie” Couric, American newscaster;

Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand fiction writer;

Katherine Grace “Kat” McNamara, American actress;

Katherine Anne Porter (born Callie Russell Porter), American novelist ;

Katherine “Kate” Chopin, American novelist;

Katherine Evelyn Anita “Katie” Cassidy, American actress;

Katherine Marie Heigl, American actress;

Katherine Jenkins, Welsh operatic mezzo-soprano;

Katherine Sian Moennig, American actress;

Katherine Elizabeth Webb, American model;

Katherine Murray “Kate” Millett, American feminist author;

Katherine Kiernan Maria “Kate” Mulgrew, American actress;

Katherine Emily “Kate” Hewlett, Canadian actress;

Katherine Rundell, British author;

Katherine Elizabeth “Kate” Upton, American model;

Katherine Ryan, Canadian-British comedienne;

Katherine Frances “Katy” Brand, English actress;

Katherine Marlea Clark, U.S. Congresswoman from Massachusetts;

Katherine Harris, U.S. Congresswoman from Florida;

Katherine Esau, German-American botanist;

Katherine Mary Dunham, American dancer;

Katherine Jane Parkinson, English actress;

Katherine “Kate” Ritchie, Australian actress;

Katherine Clairy Batis, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia as wife of Crown Prince Alexander;

Katherine Tudor, Princess of England, daughter of King Henry VII;

Katherine Kelly, English Actress;

Katherine “Katie” Beth Nolan, American sports personality and television host;

Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of journalist Maria Shriver and actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger;

Katherine Langford, Australian actress;

Katherine Ellen “Kath” Soucie, American actress;

Katherine Johnson, African-American NASA computer, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.;

Katherine Swati Kaling (b. 2017), daughter of actress/writer Mindy Kaling;

Katherine Bowes-Lyon, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II;

Katherine Uchida, Canadian rhythmic gymnast;

Katherine Ann Cimorelli, Bass guitarist/singer in the band Cimorelli




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