Kathryn - girls name

Kathryn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 76%

Kathryn name meaning:

The name Kathryn is of Greek origin and is a variant of the name Katherine. It is derived from the Greek name Aikaterine, which itself has various interpretations. One common interpretation is that it comes from the Greek word "katharos," meaning "pure" or "clean." This reflects traits associated with the name Kathryn, such as purity, innocence, and clarity of thought.

Kathryn is a name that has been used for centuries and has a strong and timeless appeal. It has been borne by notable figures throughout history, including saints, queens, and literary characters. Those named Kathryn are often described as intelligent, compassionate, and independent. They have a natural inclination for nurturing and caring for others, and their kindness and sincerity often make them beloved by those around them.

Overall, the name Kathryn encompasses qualities that are highly regarded and cherished. It represents a person who is strong-willed, yet gentle; intelligent, yet humble; and compassionate, yet assertive. The name Kathryn has a timeless elegance that continues to resonate with parents seeking a beautiful and meaningful name for their daughter.

Origin: English

Variant of Katherine: Pure.

Related names

Katherine , Caitie, Caitlan, Caitland, Caitlinn, Caitlynn, Cateline, Catelyn, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Cattee, Kaitlin , Katalina , Katchen, Katerina , Katharina, Katharine, Katharyn, Kathe, Katherina , Katheryn, Kathie, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryn , Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kathy, Katia , Katie , Katiya, Katria, Katriana, Katrina , Katrya, Katy , Kay, Kayiyn, Kolena

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Overall UK ranking: 1351 out of 5581

23 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (558)

Historical popularity of Kathryn

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