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

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  • Katharine Hepburn

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