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What does Katherina mean?

Katherina Pronunciation of Katherina [kathe-ri-na] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Katherina means "pure". Katherina is an alternate spelling of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Katherina is also a variation of Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Katherina has 3 variants: Catharina, Catharyna and Catherina.

53 more relations via Catherine, Katherine: Catarina, Caterina, Caterine, Catharin, Catharine, Cathelin, Cathelina, Catheren, Catherin, Catherinn, Cathern, Catheryn, Cathirin, Cathrine, Cathrinn, Catreina, Catrina, Ekaterina, Katalina, Katarina, Katena, Katerina, Katerinka, Katharine, Katharyn, Katharyne, Kathelina, Katheline, Katherin, Katheryn, Katheryne, Katherynn, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathirynn, Kathline, Kathrene, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathrinna, Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kathyrine, Katina, Katlaina, Katrena, Katria, Katriana, Katrina, Katrine, Katriona and Katryna.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaitherina, Katherika, ..

(male) Katherika, Katheriki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Katherina Luz (K.L.), ..

How popular is Katherina?

Katherina is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4145 out of 4276, Top 97%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Katherina reached its apex position of #1380 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Katherina rated in the Top 2000 are Catarina, Catharine, Catherine (#179 from recent data), Cathern, Catheryn, Cathrine, Catrina, Katalina (#787), Katarina (#1349), Katerina (#1158), Katharine, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherine (#84), Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryn (#319), Kathryne, Katina, Katrena and Katrina (#1167). Other forms, like Katriona, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Katherina was more pronounced among parents in the year 1991 (adoption of 1.69%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.48%, down 71%). Katherine is more widely used than the rest, although Katalina seems to be becoming a favorite too, while versions such as Catherine have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherina, Catarina, Catharine, Catherine, Cathern in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catheryn, Cathrine, Catrina, Katalina, Katarina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katerina, Katharine, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathryne, Katina, Katrena, Katrina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arthurina, Asterina, Athelina, Cherina, Kaitrin, Kaitrina, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn (see Katherine), Kaitrinna (see Catherine), Kaitriona, Kaitrona, Kamerin, Kareina, Karina, Karrina, Katelin, Kateline, Katelinn (see Katelyn), Kathaline, Kathia, Kathleena, Kathlena, Kathlin, Kathyline (see Kathleen), Katreena, Katreina, Katriane, Katrien, Katrin, Katrisa, Ketreina, Ketrina, Ketryna, Kotryna, Matrina, Pathina, Patrina, Peterina and Sherina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Katherina.

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