Katharine

Katharine - A very unique female name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Katharine, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #316. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Katharine and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Katharine? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Katharine. The baby girl name Katharine was given to 61 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1843 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 23,168 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Katharine peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1982 on position 261.



Famous with this name

Katharine Ross
Katharine Isabelle
Katharine McPhee


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Katharine is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Katharine is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #950 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,207.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Katharine is where you live.


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Katharine origin and meaning

Katharine is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Katharine, pop culture references for the name Katharine and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Katharine

We've found the following names that sound similar to Katharine, sorted by popularity.

Katherine / Kathryn / Katrina / Kathrine / Katheryn / Katarina / Katerina / Kathryne / Katherin / Kathern /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121843
20111869
20101901
20091491
20081310
20071040
2006891
2005828
2004804
2003691
2002810
2001732
2000681
1999707
1998543
1997571
1996539
1995521
1994473
1993386
1992359
1991373
1990402
1989390
1988327
1987338
1986276
1985296
1984286
1983282
1982261
1981308
1980404
1979360
1978476
1977462
1976495
1975518
1974510
1973601
1972568
1971559
1970503
1969515
1968512
1967591
1966553
1965584
1964597
1963565
1962581
1961558
1960576
1959512
1958480
1957477
1956460
1955437
1954496
1953480
1952456
1951461
1950423
1949423
1948443
1947442
1946471
1945433
1944462
1943450
1942472
1941479
1940607
1939541
1938542
1937606
1936499
1935526
1934525
1933539
1932537
1931537
1930489
1929488
1928501
1927475
1926482
1925488
1924455
1923427
1922394
1921378
1920368
1919349
1918341
1917331
1916334
1915327
1914308
1913306
1912284
1911342
1910316

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana950
Tennessee994
Virginia1081
Pennsylvania1163
Ohio1311
New York1542
California1986
Texas2207

Even more about Katharine


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Katharine a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Katharine?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1982
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Katharine
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 23,168
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +61

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