What does Catharine mean?
Catharine [catharine] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Catharine means "pure". Catharine is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Catharine is also a variation of Katherine (Greek). See also Cathy.
Catharine▼ has 19 variants: Catharin, Catharyne, Catheren, Catherin, Catherinn, Catheryn, Cathirin, Cathiryn, Katharine▼, Katharyn, Katharyne, Katherin, Katheryn▼, Katheryne, Katherynn, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathirynn and Kathyrine.
41 more related forms via Catherine, Katherine: Caitrine, Catalin, Catalina▲, Cataline, Catarina, Catarine, Cateline, Caterina, Caterine, Cathaline, Catharina, Catharyna, Cathatyna, Cathelin, Cathelina, Cathenne, Catherina, Cathern, Cathie, Cathlene, Cathline, Cathlyne, Cathrine▼, Cathrinn, Cathryn▼, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Catlaina, Catrice, Catrin, Catrina▼, Catrine, Katarina▼, Katheline, Katherina, Kathline, Kathrene, Kathrina, Kathrine▼, Kathryne and Katrine.Creative forms:
(female) Catharna, Catharne, ..
(male) Catharan, Catharon, .. Middle name pairings:
Catharine Avani (C.A.), ..
How popular is Catharine?
Catharine is a very popular first name for females (#1271 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Catharine reached its apex rank of #280 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Catharine are Catalina (#325 in recent rankings), Catarina, Catherine (#179), Cathern, Catheryn, Cathie, Cathrine, Cathryn, Cathy, Catrina, Katarina (#1349), Katharine, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherina, Katherine (#84), Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathrina, Kathrine and Kathryne. Other forms, like Catrin, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Catharine was at its most widespread in the 1950s (adoption of 1.4%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.4%, ▼67%). Katherine is more universally found than the rest, although Catalina seems to be getting popular too, while forms such as Katarina have become less contemporary.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Arthurine (see Arthuretta), Caitrin, Caitrinn, Caparina, Caraline, Carine, Carmaine, Carrine, Catheirn (see Catherine), Catlain, Catline, Catreina, Catrinia (see Catriona), Catriona, Catroina, Catryna, Cesarine, Charice, Charie, Charin, Charise, Charline, Charmine, Chorine, Clarine, Kathaline, Kathyline (see Kathleen), Mazarine, Nataline and Nathalie▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Catharine.See names in meaning and etymology.