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What does Katniss mean?

Katniss Pronunciation of Katniss [kat-niss] as a girls' name. Literary: Katniss Everdeen is the huntress heroine of the popular "Hunger Games" books by Suzanne Collins. It is the botanical name for an aquatic plant of the genus Sagittaria.

Associated with: heroine.


Creative forms:
(female) Kaniss, Keniss, ..

(male) Katnas, Kattis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Katniss Jamiya (K.J.), ..

How popular is Katniss?

Katniss is an unusual first name for women and an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Katniss has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Beatriss, Berniss, Candiss, Euniss, Janess, Janiss (see Janice), Kalisa, Kalissa, Kandis, Kandise, Kandiss, Kandus, Kani, Kanisha, Karess, Karis, Karisa, Karissa, Karisse, Karrisa, Kass, Kataniya, Katessa, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie, Kati, Katia, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katisha, Katiya, Katlin, Katline, Katria, Katrice, Katriel, Katrien, Katrin, Katrina, Katrine, Katrisa, Marliss, Uniss and Walliss (see Wallis). These names tend to be more frequently used than Katniss.

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