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What does Kathryn mean?

Kathryn Pronunciation of Kathryn as a girls' name is a Greek name, and Kathryn means "pure". Kathryn is a variant form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kathryn is also a form of Katherine (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, pure (virgin)


VARIANTS Kathrynn, Kathryne, Kathrine, Kathrene, Cathrynn, Cathryne, Cathryn, Cathrinn, Cathrine

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, Katya



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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kathryn reached its highest position of #49 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #453 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Kathryn (#453 FROM RECENT DATA) are Katherine (#112), Catherine (#204), Kaitlyn (#387), Karen (#635), Kathleen (#894), Katerina (#1173), Katrina (#1516), Katarina (#1594), Katy (#1790), Kathi, Kathie, Kathlene, Caryn, Kathrina, Katheryne, Kathryne, Kathy, Katrena, Kathrine, Katherin, Katheryn, Katherina, Katharyn, Katharine, Katey, Karyn, Karon, Karin, Cathy, Cathryn, Cathrine, Catheryn, Cathern and Katya. Other forms, like Catharyne, are uncommon. These relations of Kathryn were popular as birth names in the 1950s (ADOPTION OF 5.7%) and are now significantly less common (ADOPTION 0.4%, 92.7% LESS), with forms like Kathy falling out of fashion. Katherine has been the most recognizable form, although Katerina seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Caryn, Catherine, Cathern, Catheryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathrine, Cathryn, Cathy, Kaitlyn, Karen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karon, Karyn, Katarina, Katerina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katey, Katharine, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathi, Kathie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy, Katrena, Katrina, Katy, Katya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Catherine, Kaitlyn, Karen, Karin outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cameryn, Camryn, Carryn, Catelyn, Catlyn, Daryn, Ethlyn, Farryn, Faryn, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kameren, Kamerin, Kameron, Kamlyn, Kamren, Kamrin, Kamron, Kamryn, Kamrynn, Kamyron, Karalyn, Karan, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karlyn, Karmyn, Karolyn, Karren, Karry, Karryl, Karryn, Kary, Karyl, Karyna, Karyne, Karys, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kathe, Kathey, Kathia, Kathlena, Kathlin, Kathlyn, Kathlynn, Kathya, Kathylyne (see Kathleen), Katilyn, Katiya, Katlin, Katlyn, Katlyne, Katlynn, Katrin, Katura, Kayelyn, Kaylyn, Kerryn, Keryn, Ketryna, Kitlyn, Koryn, Kotryna, Larryn, Laryn, Lauryn, Maryn, Tamryn, Tarryn and Taryn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kathryn.

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