Catherine

Colors Related to this Name: Green, Cream

Qualities Related to this Name: Diplomatic, Sensitive

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #170 in 2013 and #170 in 2014.

Famous People

Catherine Bell (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine Bach (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine Keener (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine O'Hara (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine Hicks (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine Oxenberg (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine Reitman (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Catherine Hickland (Movie Actress,TV Actress)

Meaning

In English

Origin: From French Catherine, from Ancient Greek Αἰκατερίνη ‎(Aikaterínē), *Ἑκατερίνη ‎(*Hekaterínē), of debated meaning, possibly from ἑκάτερος ‎(hekáteros, “each of the two”), or from the name of the goddess Hecate. The spelling with 'h' in Latin languages, German and English, is due to a folk etymology, dating from Roman times, which associated the name with the Ancient Greek καθαρός ‎(katharós, “pure”). The name belonged to a 4th-century saint and martyr from Alexandria who was tortured on the wheel.

Meaning(s):

-( female name -comes from the Ancient Greek language-).

In French

Meaning(s):

-( female name), related to English Catherine.