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English Baby Names Meaning:

In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Katherine is: Pure. Used since third century A. D. Early Latin forms Katerina and Caterina became Katharine and Catherine. French Cateline and English Catlyn came into wider use during medieval period when variants multiplied.

Greek Baby Names Meaning:

In Greek Baby Names the meaning of the name Katherine is: Form of the Greek Catherine meaning pure.

Irish Baby Names Meaning:

In Irish Baby Names the meaning of the name Katherine is: Pure. Clear. From the Gaelic form Caitlin.

Latin Baby Names Meaning:

In Latin Baby Names the meaning of the name Katherine 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.

Shakespearean Baby Names Meaning:

In Shakespearean Baby Names the meaning of the name Katherine is: King Henry V' Daughter to Charles and Isabel, King and Queen of France.

American Baby Names Meaning:

In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Katherine 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.

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