Name Catherine – origin and meaning

Catherine is a female name.

Origin of Catherine

Catherine is an English and French form of Katharina. Katharina probably derived from the Greek name Aikaterine, but as well from the Greek goddess Hecate.

Meaning of Catherine

Catherine means “each of the two” (from “εκάτερος/hekateros”), “pure” (from “καθαρός/katharos”), “torture” (from “αἰκία/aikia”), “one hundred” (from “ἑκατόν”) or “far away” (from “ἑκάς”).

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