Name Catherine Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Catherine


Catherine is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Catherine?

Catherine is an English and French name and derived from the Greek name Aikaterine (Αἰκατερίνη), which derived from the Greek name Hekaterine (Ἑκατερινη) and from Hekate (Ἑκάτη), the Greek goddess of magic.

What does the name Catherine mean?

Catherine means “pure” (from ancient Greek “katharós/κᾰθᾰρός”), “each of the two” (from ancient Greek “hekáteros/ἑκᾰ́τερος”), “one hundred” (from ancient Greek “hekatón/ἑκᾰτόν”), “far off” (from ancient Greek “hekás/ἑκᾰ́ς”), but as well “torture” (from ancient Greek “aikíā/αἰκῐ́ᾱ”).

Pronunciation of Catherine

Variants of the name Catherine


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Popularity of the name Catherine

The name Catherine is ranked #3286 overall.

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