This spelling variation of the classic Katherine has been a parental favorite since at least the 19th century. Noted for its popularity among ancient royals and saints, it means “pure” and is based on the Greek word “katharos.” Kathryn Stockett made a name for herself in 2009 when her debut novel, “The Help,” became a best seller.

Famous Kathryns

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  • Kathryn Bigelow

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