Katherine Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Katherine:
Cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Origin: Greek 'Katheros"
Meaning: Pure, unsullied
- Famous real-life people named Katherine
Katherine Evelyn Anita "Katie" Cassidy, American actress
Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric, American newscaster
Katherine Marie Heigl, American actress
Katharine Hope McPhee, American singer and actress
Katherine Sian Moennig, American actress
Katherine Anne Porter, American writer and journalist
Catherine "Kate" Middleton Duchess of Cambridge
- Katherine in song, story & screen
Det. Katherine 'Kate' Beckett, an NYPD homicide detective of the TV series "Castle"
Katherine, Anya Seton's novel about Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt
An Abundance of Katherines, a novel by John Green
Izzie Stevens' of ''Grey's Anatomy'' middle name is Katherine
"Kathy" of "Wuthering Heights", by one of the Bronte sisters
Katherine "Kate" Austen of the TV series "Lost"
Katherine Pierce (Katerina Petrova) In The Vampire Diaries
Katherine "Kit Kat", from the film About Time (2013)
Katherine "Kitty" Pryde from the X-Men comics
Katherine "Kitty" Song Covey from Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before book series