Cathryn Name Meaning & Origin

Cathryn

Pronunciation: KATH-rin (key)

Origin of the name Catherine:

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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My name is Cathryn and I've never met another person with the same spelling.

My name is also Cathryn, and it is an uncommon spelling to find. I love the meaning, "pure," but sometimes I wish my parents had chosen the spelling Catherine.

My friend's mother is named Cathryn. She goes by Cath most of the time.

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