What does Kathryn mean?
Kathryn /kath-ryn/ 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 62 more relations via Catherine, Katherine: Caryn▼, Catharin, Catharyna, Catharyne, Catheren, Catherin, Cathern, Catheryn, Cathirin, Cathiryn, Cathlyne, Cathy▼, Cathye, Catrin, Catryna, Kaitlyn▲, Kaitrin, Karen▼, Karin▼, Karon▼, Karrin, Karyn▼, Karynn, Katalin, Katarina▼, Katchen, Katerina, Katey, Katha, Katharine▼, Katharyn, Katharyne, Kathee, Katherin, Katherina, Katheryn▼, Katheryne, Katherynn, Kathi▼, Kathie▼, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathirynn, Kathleen▼, Kathlene, Kathleyn, Kathline, Kathlyne, Kathrina, Kathrinna, Kathy▼, Kathyrine, Katleen, Katrena, Katria, Katrien, Katrina▼, Katrine, Katrya, Katryna, Katy▼ and Katya.Kreatif forms: Kathron, Kathrynni, Kethryn. [more]
How 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)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Kathryn and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Kathryn (#293 from recent data) are Katherine (#83 from recent data), Kaitlyn (#158), Catherine (#170), Karen (#492), Kathleen (#674), Kathie, Katy, Kathi, Kathrine, Katheryn, Kathryne, Katrina, Kathy, Katerina, Cathy, Cathryn, Cathrine, Karin, Karon, Caryn, Katarina, Karyn and Katharine. Other forms, like Cathiryn, are uncommon. These relations of Kathryn were popular as birth names during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.49%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.17%, 64.8% less), with forms like Karen, Katrina, Kathleen, Kathryn and Karin falling out of fashion. Katherine has been the most recognizable form, although Kaitlyn seems to be gaining favor too. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Recommended similar baby names are Camryn, Kalyn, Kameron, Kamryn, Karilyn, Karlyn, Karryn, Katelan, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kathey, Kathia, Kathlin, Kathlyn, Kathlynn, Kathya, Kathylyne, Katilyn, Katiya, Katlyn, Katrin, Kayelyn, Ketryna, Kotryna and Tamryn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kathryn.