Name: Katharine

Origin and Meaning of the Name Katharine

  • Meaning:
    Pure
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (KATH ah rin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Katharine

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  • Used in:
    English and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    An alternate spelling of Katherine that emphasizes the link to the Greek "katharos," or "pure." Made more popular as a result of its association with actress Katharine Hepburn.

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