Katharine is a girl's name of Greek origin. It is derived from the Greek word katharos which means "pure." Katharine offers plenty of variety when it comes to spelling, with popular variations including Katherine, Kathryn, and Catherine. If you're looking for a classic name to celebrate baby's angelic presence, Katherine is a worthy contender. You can also shorten it with a sweet nickname like Kate, Kitty, or Cathy.
Famous People Named Katharine
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Katharine HepburnActress
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Article saved.Go to My Saved Articles
Name added. View Your List