Katharina is a ♀ girl’s name.
The German name Katharina derived from the Greek name Aikaterine (Αἰκατερίνη), which derived from the Greek name Hekaterine (Ἑκατερινη) and from Hekate (Ἑκάτη), the Greek goddess of magic.
Katharina 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”).
The name Katharina is ranked #623 overall.
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