What does Kathryn mean?
Kathryn \k(a)-thr-yn, kath-ryn\ as a girls' name. Kathryn's name origin is Greek, and Kathryn means "pure". Kathryn is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Kathryn is also a form of Katherine (Greek).
Kathryn▼ has 18 more related variations via Catherine, Katherine: Catheryn, Cathiryn, Karyn▼, Katharyn, Katharyne, Katherin, Katheryn▼, Katheryne, Katherynn, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathirynn, Kathleyn, Kathlyne, Kathrina, Kathy▼, Katrya and Katryna.
Kathryn is a very prominent first name for females (#82 out of 4276, Top 2%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kathryn for girls. Kathryn reached its highest position of #50 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #293 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Kathryn and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Kathryn (#293 last year) are Katherine (#83 last year), Catherine (#170), Kathryne, Kathy, Kathrine, Katheryn, Cathryn, Karyn and Cathrine. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5251%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2454%, down 53.3%), with forms like Kathryn, Karyn, Cathrine, Cathryn and Kathrine falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)