Catherine - girls name

Catherine name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Catherine name meaning:

The name Catherine is derived from the Greek name Aikaterine, which has various meanings and interpretations. One possible meaning is "pure" or "clear," which symbolizes the idea of a person who is untainted and morally upright. Another interpretation is "blessed" or "beloved," suggesting a person who brings joy and love to others. The name Catherine is also associated with wisdom and knowledge, capturing the image of an intelligent and thoughtful individual.

Throughout history, there have been numerous notable figures named Catherine, further adding to the significance of the name. Saint Catherine of Alexandria, for instance, is revered as a patron saint of scholars, philosophers, and educators, emphasizing the intellectual connotation of the name. Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia, is remembered for her strong leadership and influence, highlighting the powerful and authoritative aspects of the name.

In summary, the name Catherine carries meanings such as purity, love, wisdom, and strength. It represents a person who possesses these qualities and has the potential to make a positive impact in the world.

Origin: Greek



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Related names

Catherine , Caitlin , Caitlyn , Caitrin, Cathicen, Cathy, Catrin , Cayla , Kat, Katanyna, Kate , Kath, Katine, Katle, Katriane, Kitty , Trina

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Overall UK ranking: 457 out of 5581

95 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Catherine

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