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Meaning and name origin

Kathryn \k(a)-thr-yn, kath-ryn\ as a girl's name has the meaning "pure" and is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Katherine (Greek): the name may also have come from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic.

Kathryn has 9 variant forms: Cathrine, Cathrinn, Cathryn, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Kathrene, Kathrine, Kathryne, Kathrynn.

Suggested similar baby names are Katharyn, Katharyne, Katherin, Katheryn, Katheryne, Katherynn, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathirynn, Kathlyn, Kathrina, Katrin and Katryna.


Kathryn is a very popular first name for females (#82 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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