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Katherine Name Meaning and Origin

Katherine Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Pure, clear, innocent

Name Origin


The name Katherine means 'pure' or 'clear'. It originates from the Greek name Aikaterine, which is derived from the Greek word 'katharos' meaning 'pure'. Katherine is a classic and timeless name that has been popular for centuries.

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Katherine Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Katherine is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables, making it pleasant to hear and say.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Katherine has a perfect rhythm with a balanced emphasis on each syllable, making it very harmonious.

Famous People Named Katherine

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● Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn was a legendary American actress known for her fierce independence and strong-willed characters. She won four Academy Awards for Best Actress and is considered one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history.

● Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford is an Australian actress who gained fame for her role as Hannah Baker in the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why'. She has also appeared in films like 'Love, Simon' and 'Knives Out'.

● Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles in popular TV shows like 'Grey's Anatomy' and films such as 'Knocked Up' and '27 Dresses'.

Katherine Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Katherine

The name Katherine does not bring to mind any negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a classic and well-loved name with positive connotations of purity and innocence.

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