Meaning : Derived from the Greek name Aikaterina, meaning 'pure' and 'clear'. It is the name given to several important Christian saints., Pure,

Origin : Greek, French, English,

Pronunciation : (KATH-er-in), CATH er in, ka-tə-REEN (French), ka-TREEN (French), KATH-ə-rin (English), KATH-rin (English)  ,

Used : English cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, which is derived from katharos (pure, unsullied). Catherine has remained a perennially popular name and has been borne by many saints and members of European nobility. Var: Catharine, Cathryn.,

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Catherine Expression, Catherine Soul Urge, Catherine Inner Dream


Numerology information Catherine:

numerologyName Number: 2 Meaning: Partnership, Sense, Other, Passive, Assistance, Acceptance, Intimacy, Peace


Additional information Catherine:

additionalCatherine Zeta-Jones, actress. Catherine Keener, actress. Catherine the Great, Russian Empress.

additionalCatherine is an English name that can be traced back to the Greek name Aikaterina. The meaning of this Greek name is uncertain - it may be linked to 'aikia' meaning 'torture', or on a more pleasant note, 'katharos' meaning 'pure'. The name first penetrated England in the medieval period. Famous bearers of the name include Catherine Zeta Jones (actress) and Catherine of Aragon, one of Henry VIII's six wives.

additionalAnglo-Saxon Meaning: The name Catherine is an Anglo-Saxon baby name. In Anglo-Saxon the meaning of the name Catherine is: Innocent.

additionalAmerican Meaning: The name Catherine is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Catherine is: Innocent.

additionalFrench Meaning: The name Catherine is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Catherine is: Pure, clear. Form of the Latin Katharina, from the Greek Aikaterina. It was borne by a number of saints, including St Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr who suffered torture on a spiked wheel.

additionalLatin Meaning: The name Catherine is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Catherine is: Pure, clear. Form of the Latin 'Katharina', from the Greek 'Aikaterina'. It was borne by a number of saints, including St Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr who suffered torture on a spiked wheel.

additionalGreek Meaning: The name Catherine is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Catherine is: Pure. Famous bearer: Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia.

additionalIrish Meaning: The name Catherine is an Irish baby name. In Irish the meaning of the name Catherine is: Pure. Clear. Innocent. From the Gaelic form Caitlin.

additionalFrench form of KATHERINE, and also a common English variant.


Definition funny of Catherine:

urbanAn amazing individual who beasts at everything. She takes crap from no one and makes people laugh like there's no fucking tomorrow. Sweet most of the time but will shut a bitch up quick. Shes athletic and loves music.. and shes a sexy piece of ass as well.

urbanJake: dude, whos that fine girl over there? John: you dont know!? John: that's catherine!

urbana girl who never gives up hope never lets out how she feels and keeps it all locked up inside she tries to laugh but life isnt a joke.shes pretty wonderful

urbancatherine is awesome

urbanAn amazing and wonderful girl. Smart, lovable, beautiful and would make any guy happy. Shes gorgeous on the outside as well as in the inside. Athletic and funny. She knows how to have a good time anywhere and is a hella good kisser.

urbanboy-who is she? boy2-thats catherine!!!

urbanA really really great person. Regarded by most as the greatest, sweetest, awesomest, coolest, nicest, and greatest thing thats ever happened to their lives.


Expression information Catherine:

expressionPeople with this name tend to be idealistic, highly immaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others. If they fail to develop their potential, they may become dreamers, or misuse power.


Soul information Catherine:

soulPeople with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony.


Songs about Catherine:

songsCatherine - PJ Harvey  

songsCzarina Catherine - Peace Burial At Sea

songsSong for Catherine - K's Choice  

songsDiamond Rings And Old Barstools [with Catherine Dunn] by Tim McGraw from the Album Sundown Heaven Town (Deluxe) [+digital booklet]

songsKucheriava Katerina (Curly-Headed Catherine) by The Ukrainian Bandura Players from the Album Songs and Dances of Ukraine (CD edition)

songsJoy (feat. Catherine Mullins) by Eddie James from the Album Shift (Fire)

songsMary Catherine by Kenny Kleinpeter from the Album Spirits of Highland

songsHappy Birthday, Catherine (Classic Rock) by Singing Birthday Card from the Album Classic Rock Personalized Birthday Songs

songs"Katherine's Personalized Happy Birthday Song (Catherine, Katharine, Kathryn)" by Personalized Kid Music from the Album Imagine Me - Personalized Music for Kids: Katherine

songsCatherine by The Black Lillies from the Album Runaway Freeway Blues


Books about Catherine:

booksThe Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles #5: Liberation by Andrew Beery (Oct 12, 2014)

booksCatherine by Sigrid Weidenweber (Aug 1, 2008)

booksCatherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie (Sep 18, 2012)

booksCatherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (Jun 19, 2012)

booksCatherine Howard: The Adulterous Wife of Henry VIII by David Loades (Oct 19, 2014)

booksThe Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles #3, Exploration by Andrew Beery (Sep 12, 2013)

booksThe Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles #4, Retribution by Andrew Beery (Apr 14, 2014)


Movies about Catherine:

moviesPrince William & Catherine A Royal Love Story 2011 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 8 mins Starring: Prince William, Kate Middleton, et al. Directed by: Maureen Goldthorpe

moviesThe Royal Wedding: His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton 2011 NR - Runtime: 48 mins Starring: Prince William, Cathrine Middleton, et al. Directed by: E1 Entertainment

moviesSaint Catherine of Siena 2011 NR - Runtime: 30 mins Starring: Bob and Penny Lord Directed by: Unavailable

moviesYoung Catherine 2013 Unrated - Runtime: 3 hrs 6 mins

moviesNewsradio - The Complete Fourth Season 1995 NR - Runtime: 8 hrs Starring: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, et al. Directed by: Alan Myerson, Gregg Heschong, et al.

moviesThe Royal Wedding: William & Catherine 2011 NR - Runtime: 2 hrs

moviesTraffic 2001 R - Runtime: 2 hrs 28 mins Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, et al. Directed by: Steven Soderbergh


Wiki information Catherine:

Catherine the Great
Monarch, Person Or Being In Fiction, Deceased Person, Politician, Librettist, Noble person, Family member, Person, Organization founder

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Her reign was called...

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Noble person, Film subject, Ranked item, Person, Namesake, Person or entity appearing in film, Family member

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Following his father Charles, Prince of Wales, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as monarch of the United Kingdom and 15 other...

Comments and insights on the name Catherine:

Three of King Henry VIII's wives were named Catherine. The name has always been somewhat popular, though more so in the middle ages than now, but expect it to gain some in popularity now that Catherine Middleton is the wife of Prince William and will likely be a future queen of England.

Personally I think the version spelled C-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E is the most beautiful and mature. Kathryn, Katharine, and Cathryn just don't measure up.

Personal experiences with the name Catherine:

My daughter's name is Catherine (2). We get a ton of compliments on it and call her by the full Catherine. We know a ton of girls that go by Kate or Katie, and we don't know any others that use the "C" spelling. I took some grief with the C because I am Greek, and the Greeks like the "K", but I personally think that the "C" is a much softer, feminine spelling. This is a lovely, timeless name that will take her anywhere she wants to go in life!

However, in Anne of Green Gables, Anne famously supports the "Katherine with a K" spelling over the "Catherine with a C." It's a surprisingly influential opinion and you're sure to meet a number of people who cite her and her logic on this matter.

My name is Catherine, and I have always loved it, and you can get so many nicknames from it! I got Katie as a child, Cat as a teenager and now I am an adult I get Cate.

My name is Catherine and I HATED it for 20 years. I wanted people to call me Kate, but everyone called me Cath or Caff (hate that even more). It's only in the last couple of years that it finally grew on me and I can actually now say that I love the name Catherine. I think it's elegant and royal and I'm even considering passing it onto my future daughter as a first name.

My grandmother was called Catherine, often known as 'Kate'. It's a typical girls name and suits anyone and any age.

My friend Catherine says she always gets called Caroline. My name is Caroline and people constantly call me Catherine. I don't think the two names are that similar but apparently people confuse them all the time.

My name is Catherine, and, for the most part, I like it (I also get called Caroline a lot! This annoys me to no end, because I don't particularly like Caroline.). I am in high school, so people are surprised I am just Catherine instead of Cate or Catie, because almost no girls my age named Catherine still go by that. But, I'm glad I go by Catherine because it makes my unique- there are 4 Katies and 3 Kates in my class, and my class is relatively small! All of their real names are Katherine, but I am the only one that goes by Catherine. I also love my C instead of a K because it also sets me apart. Although it is a pain sometimes because people automatically assume my name is Katherine- but I still wouldn't ever want it with a K. Just from an outsider's point of view, I'm not a huge fan of Catherine just as a name (but I actually rather like Cate and Catie!). However, I love Catherine for me, even though its spelling can be annoying sometimes. Catherine fits my personality much better than Cate or Catie. I wouldn't change my name for the world.

Nicknames for Catherine:

Kate, Cate, Kat, Cat, Kit, Kitty, Cathi, Kathy, Cathy, Cath, Kath, Kathie, Cathie, Katie, Catie, Caty, Katydid, Kay, Wren/ Rin, Caff, Tift, Trine

Meanings and history of the name :

CAS is a nickname for Catherine - two relatives use CAS.

Catherine's most commonly accepted meaning is "pure," coming from the the Greek word "katharos," meaning "pure." There are other theories however, as Catherine's origins are not 100% certain, including another Greek word, "aikaterine," of unknown meaning, the possible origin from the Greek goddess Hecate, goddess of magic, and the Armenian word "Gadarine," meaning "she is the summit."

Famous real-life people named Catherine:

Catherine Bell, American actress
Catherine "Cate" Blanchett, Australian actress
Catherine "Kate" Bosworth, American actress
Catherine Deneuve, French actress
Catherine Keener, American actress
Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine Oxenberg, American actress
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
Catherine "Tift" Merritt, American singer

Catherine in song, story & screen:

Catherine Earnshaw "Cathy", and her daughter Catherine Linton, characters in the classic novel "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë.
Catherine Trammell, protagonist of the film "Basic Instinct"
Lady Catherine de Burgh, in Pride & Prejudice
Catherine Chandler, main character in the 1980s TV series "Beauty and the Beast", played by Linda Hamilton
"Catherine", novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
Catherine "Kitty" Bennet, youngest sister of Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice".
"Catherine", a novella written by Jane Austen during her teenaged years.
A Catherine wheel is a type of wheel-shaped firework, named after St. Catherine of Alexandria, who legend says was tortured on a spiked wheel.
Catherine Lightfoot (Richard Hammond's girlfriend in Top Gear)
Catherine, the sister of Myrtle Wilson in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
Catherine Barkley, the love interest of "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway