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What does Catharine mean?

Catharine Pronunciation of Catharine as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Catharine means "pure". Catharine is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Catharine is also a variation of Katherine (Greek). See also Cathy


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, pure (virgin)


VARIANTS Kathyrine, Kathirynn, Kathiryn, Kathirin, Katherynn, Katheryne, Katheryn, Katherin, Katharyne, Katharyn, Katharine, Cathiryn, Cathirin, Catheryn, Catherinn, Catherin, Catheren, Catharyne, Catharin

RELATED FORMS VIA CATHERINE, KATHERINE Caitrine, Catalin, Catalina, Cataline, Catarina, Catarine, Cateline, Caterina, Caterine, Cathaline, Catharina, Catharyna, Cathatyna, Cathelin, Cathelina, Cathenne, Catherina, Cathern, Cathie, Cathlene, Cathline, Cathlyne, Cathrine, Cathrinn, Cathryn, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Catlaina, Catrice, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Katarina, Katheline, Katherina, Kathline, Kathrene, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryne, Katrine



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How popular is Catharine?

Catharine is a very popular first name for females (#1271 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Catharine reached its apex rank of #280 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Catharine are Catalina (#235 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Catarina, Catherine (#204), Cathern, Catheryn, Cathie, Cathrine, Cathryn, Cathy, Catrina, Katarina (#1594), Katharine, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherina, Katherine (#112), Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathrina, Kathrine and Kathryne. Other forms, like Catrin, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Catharine was at its most widespread in the 1950s (ADOPTION OF 1.4%) and is now much diminished (ADOPTION 0.3%, 77%). Katherine is more universally found than the rest, although Catalina seems to be getting popular too, while forms such as Cathrine have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catharine, Catalina, Catarina, Catherine, Cathern in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catheryn, Cathie, Cathrine, Cathryn, Cathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Katarina, Katharine, Katharyn, Katherin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherina, Katherine, Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathrina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathrine, Kathryne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Arthurine (see Arthuretta), Caitrin, Caitrinn, Caparina, Caraline, Carine, Carmaine, Carrine, Catheirn (see Catherine), Catlain, Catline, Catreina, Catrinia (see Catriona), Catriona, Catroina, Catryna, Cesarine, Charice, Charie, Charin, Charise, Charline, Charmine, Chorine, Clarine, Kathaline, Kathyline (see Kathleen), Mazarine, Nataline and Nathalie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Catharine.

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