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Pronunciation

kæθərən

Origin

English, French

Meaning

Derived from the old Greek name Hekaterine, Catherine is the French variant of the English-language name Katherine. This name has been in use for a long time, and yet, like all the great classics, it doesn’t sound common or worn out by its years in circulation. Resilient and dignified, the name Catherine comes complete with the sweet little nickname Cate, or Kate for Katherine.

Rank in the year 2015

Catherine was ranked #398 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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