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pinWhat does Kathryn mean?

Kathryn /kath-ryn/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Kathryn's name origin is Greek, and Kathryn means "pure". Kathryn is a variant form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kathryn is also a form of Katherine (Greek).


Kathryn has 9 variants: Cathrine, Cathrinn, Cathryn, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Kathrene, Kathrine, Kathryne and Kathrynn.

Kathryn has 18 more relations via Catherine, Katherine: Catheryn, Cathiryn, Karyn, Katharyn, Katharyne, Katherin, Katheryn, Katheryne, Katherynn, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathirynn, Kathleyn, Kathlyne, Kathrina, Kathy, Katrya and Katryna.

Kreatif forms: Kaithryn, Kaythryn, Keithryn. [more]

pinHow popular is Kathryn?

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kathryn name in U.S.

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

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. Forms like Kathrene are uncommon. 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%, 53.3% less), with forms like Kathryn, Karyn, Cathrine, Cathryn and Kathrine falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Catherine, Cathrine, Cathryn, Karyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katheryn, Kathrine, Kathryne, Kathy in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Kathlyn and Katrin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kathryn.