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What does Cathern mean?

Cathern Pronunciation of Cathern [cath-ern] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Cathern means "pure". Cathern is an alternate form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Cathern has 1 variant: Catheirn.

59 more relations via Catherine: Caren, Carren, Cataleen, Catalin, Cate, Caterina, Caterine, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathaleen, Catharin, Catharina, Catharine, Catharyna, Catharyne, Cathe, Cathee, Cathelin, Cathelina, Cathelle, Cathenne, Catheren, Catherin, Catherina, Catherinn, Catheryn, Cathi, Cathie, Cathirin, Cathiryn, Cathleen, Cathlene, Cathline, Cathlyne, Cathrine, Cathrinn, Cathryn, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Cathy, Cathye, Cathyleen, Catie, Catreena, Catrin, Katchen, Katharyn, Kathee, Katherin, Katherina, Katherine, Katheryn, Katherynn, Kathiryn, Kathleen, Kathleyn, Kathryn and Katleen.

Creative forms:
(female) Caern, Casern, ..

(male) Cather, Cathson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cathern Karley (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cathern?

Cathern is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3447 out of 4276, Top 81%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cathern reached its highest rank of #1174 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathern name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cathern outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Cathern listed in the Top 2000 are Katherine (#84 via latest list), Catherine (#179), Kathryn (#319), Kathleen (#830), Katharyn, Cathy, Katherin, Katheryn, Cathryn, Katherina, Cathrine, Catharine, Cate, Catheryn, Cathi, Cathleen, Cathie and Caren. Other variants, like Catheren, are seldom used. These forms of Cathern were favored as baby names 65 years ago (median #923) and have become significantly less common since (#1653, 84.9% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathern, Caren, Cate, Catharine, Catherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catheryn, Cathi, Cathie, Cathleen, Cathrine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathryn, Cathy, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katheryn, Kathleen, Kathryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Katherine, Kathleen, Kathryn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caera, Caileen, Cailen, Caitlen, Caleen, Calen, Callen, Cameran, Cameren, Cameri, Cameron, Cameryn, Camren, Carden, Careen, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carmen, Carreen, Carwen, Casen, Catee (see Kate), Catelan, Catelyn, Cathia, Catlain, Catleen, Catlin, Catlyn, Catlynn, Catreen, Catreina, Cayleen, Caylen, Cher, Chere, Cheri, Cheron, Chery, Cithara, Cytherea and Lavern. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cathern.

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