Kathryn

Kathryn - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kathryn, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #80. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kathryn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kathryn? 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 Kathryn. The baby girl name Kathryn was given to 1,184 baby girls in 2012, ranking #265 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,194 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kathryn peaked in popularity 68 years ago in 1951 on position 45.



Famous with this name

Kathryn Hahn
Kathryn McCormick
Kathryn Harrold


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Kathryn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kathryn is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #163 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #508.

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 Kathryn is where you live.


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Kathryn origin and meaning

Kathryn is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Kathryn, pop culture references for the name Kathryn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kathryn

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

Katherine / 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
2012265
2011235
2010231
2009214
2008189
2007163
2006143
2005125
2004122
2003117
2002108
200197
200089
199991
199889
199786
199687
199583
199479
199368
199260
199157
199057
198958
198855
198751
198648
198548
198448
198350
198248
198148
198050
197950
197857
197770
197688
197598
197498
1973107
1972102
1971111
1970104
1969104
196899
196792
196686
196587
196484
196392
196288
196193
196082
195969
195858
195765
195660
195559
195451
195348
195248
195145
195046
194952
194854
194755
194663
194565
194468
194375
194282
194187
1940102
1939107
1938113
1937108
1936113
1935111
1934108
1933108
1932108
1931108
1930100
1929103
192898
192790
192687
192588
192481
192372
192273
192164
192067
191966
191864
191760
191660
191560
191463
191366
191271
191173
191080

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania163
Utah174
Massachusetts177
Alaska182
Virginia184
Mississippi184
Tennessee191
South Carolina194
Alabama194
Oklahoma195
Arkansas198
West Virginia199
Indiana201
Iowa203
Ohio208
Missouri211
North Carolina212
Kentucky214
Colorado217
New Hampshire224
Nebraska232
Minnesota233
Wisconsin234
Georgia243
New Jersey254
Michigan260
Illinois266
Connecticut271
Florida271
Idaho286
New Mexico296
Kansas298
Oregon308
Texas312
New York325
Arizona448
Washington458
Maryland462
California491
Louisiana508

Even more about Kathryn


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 Kathryn 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 Kathryn?

2 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
1951
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kathryn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,194
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,184

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