Katherine

Katherine - A unique female name



  Dec 10,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Katherine, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #57. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Katherine and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Katherine? 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 Katherine. The baby girl name Katherine was given to 3,908 baby girls in 2012, ranking #64 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 362 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Katherine peaked in popularity 28 years ago in 1991 on position 25.



Famous with this name

Katherine Heigl
Katherine Von Till
Katherine McNamara


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Katherine is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Katherine is currently topping the baby name charts in Virginia at position #34 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #223.

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 Katherine is where you live.


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Katherine origin and meaning

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

Similar to Katherine

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

Kathryn / Katrina / Katharine / 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
201264
201161
201069
200960
200845
200739
200637
200536
200435
200335
200236
200135
200033
199936
199833
199732
199631
199530
199430
199329
199227
199125
199026
198926
198827
198728
198628
198532
198430
198334
198236
198139
198035
197936
197838
197744
197657
197558
197462
197364
197269
197167
197067
196970
196875
196776
196678
196579
196482
196386
196284
196185
196080
195979
195874
195772
195667
195565
195464
195363
195259
195155
195058
194959
194868
194776
194678
194582
194477
194377
194280
194185
194091
1939102
1938105
1937103
1936100
1935103
1934100
1933100
193295
193191
193085
192984
192875
192773
192672
192561
192459
192360
192254
192150
192045
191951
191850
191749
191651
191549
191448
191354
191253
191154
191057

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Virginia34
District of Columbia42
Maryland48
Massachusetts49
Georgia49
Texas50
North Carolina52
Maine54
California55
New Jersey58
Connecticut58
New York59
Tennessee62
Alabama64
Washington64
Colorado65
Kentucky66
Illinois70
Oregon73
Kansas76
Louisiana82
Missouri84
Indiana88
Pennsylvania88
Nevada91
Minnesota92
Mississippi96
Oklahoma97
South Carolina98
Florida99
Ohio100
Michigan104
Arkansas108
New Hampshire112
Iowa115
Utah121
Wisconsin129
Alaska130
Rhode Island136
Arizona166
Delaware172
Montana173
New Mexico177
Nebraska177
Idaho199
South Dakota202
West Virginia223

Even more about Katherine


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 Katherine a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Katherine?

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
1991
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Katherine
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 362
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,908

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