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Catherine Name Popularity

How popular is the name Catherine? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 22 3,147 0.8938%
1911 20 3,558 0.9555%
1912 21 4,663 0.9247%
1913 22 5,293 0.9336%
1914 18 6,605 0.9478%
1915 19 8,172 0.8995%
1916 20 8,467 0.8765%
1917 18 8,686 0.8682%
1918 20 8,837 0.8234%
1919 23 8,326 0.7951%
1920 21 8,872 0.7979%
1921 23 8,881 0.7756%
1922 24 8,536 0.7662%
1923 24 8,435 0.7531%
1924 27 8,356 0.7196%
1925 29 7,863 0.6957%
1926 30 7,464 0.6786%
1927 31 7,251 0.6551%
1928 33 6,903 0.6452%
1929 34 6,268 0.6051%
1930 35 6,286 0.6018%
1931 36 5,639 0.5713%
1932 39 5,442 0.5508%
1933 44 4,905 0.5265%
1934 42 4,930 0.51%
1935 42 4,693 0.4829%
1936 44 4,532 0.4705%
1937 46 4,446 0.4512%
1938 48 4,519 0.4414%
1939 49 4,569 0.4492%
1940 53 4,576 0.4305%
1941 51 4,877 0.4333%
1942 49 5,262 0.4167%
1943 48 5,416 0.4149%
1944 49 5,251 0.4237%
1945 50 5,028 0.4123%
1946 48 6,366 0.4314%
1947 46 7,885 0.4724%
1948 41 8,245 0.5165%
1949 37 9,134 0.5678%
1950 34 9,655 0.5996%
1951 34 10,567 0.6232%
1952 34 11,054 0.6333%
1953 35 10,840 0.6125%
1954 32 11,081 0.6062%
1955 28 11,625 0.632%
1956 28 12,067 0.6389%
1957 37 11,147 0.5793%
1958 38 10,763 0.5695%
1959 40 10,023 0.5275%
1960 42 9,536 0.5033%
1961 48 9,246 0.4897%
1962 53 8,702 0.474%
1963 53 8,292 0.4619%
1964 54 8,236 0.4679%
1965 57 7,250 0.4433%
1966 55 6,960 0.4458%
1967 55 6,345 0.4181%
1968 56 6,127 0.408%
1969 58 6,094 0.3956%
1970 59 6,003 0.3772%
1971 65 5,335 0.355%
1972 65 4,685 0.344%
1973 67 4,265 0.329%
1974 73 4,182 0.3218%
1975 73 3,928 0.3057%
1976 72 3,778 0.2931%
1977 75 3,840 0.2849%
1978 72 3,953 0.294%
1979 78 3,872 0.2746%
1980 77 4,080 0.279%
1981 73 4,055 0.2759%
1982 73 4,096 0.2741%
1983 66 4,249 0.2879%
1984 69 4,237 0.2848%
1985 65 4,290 0.2826%
1986 67 4,239 0.2808%
1987 74 4,107 0.2691%
1988 69 4,503 0.289%
1989 67 4,555 0.2823%
1990 71 4,893 0.2952%
1991 72 4,812 0.2952%
1992 78 4,529 0.2837%
1993 75 4,472 0.2868%
1994 84 4,095 0.2668%
1995 90 3,858 0.256%
1996 95 3,733 0.2493%
1997 96 3,587 0.2425%
1998 102 3,340 0.2232%
1999 99 3,390 0.2264%
2000 81 3,797 0.2486%
2001 81 3,724 0.2472%
2002 101 3,290 0.2195%
2003 106 3,225 0.212%
2004 104 3,175 0.2083%
2005 109 2,977 0.1947%
2006 121 2,782 0.1777%
2007 142 2,449 0.1552%
2008 148 2,302 0.1489%
2009 176 1,866 0.1248%
2010 191 1,588 0.1102%
2011 162 1,908 0.1339%
2012 166 1,893 0.1328%
2013 170 1,846 0.1297%
2014 167 1,918 0.1316%
2015 174 1,785 0.1227%
2016 190 1,649 0.1144%
2017 193 1,552 0.1112%
2018 199 1,474 0.1073%
2019 235 1,275 0.0942%

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Names Like Catherine

If you like Catherine, you’ll love these other names like Catherine.


What names are diminutives of Catherine?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Catherine sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Catherine, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cassie

“The purified one,” in allusion to the plant cassia whose medicinal properties are laxative, but ultimately from the Greek kathairein, to cleanse.

English

Cathy

Pure

Greek

Kate

Pure

English

Kathie

Pure

Greek

Katie

Pure

English

Kit

Pure; follower of Christ

Latin

Kitty

A playful form of Catherine.

Greek

Trina

Triple

Scandinavian

Trine

Pure

Scandinavian

Trinette

Pure

Scandinavian


What names are variants of Catherine?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Catherine.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cadi

Pure

Greek

Cait

Pure

Greek

Caitey

Pure

Greek

Caitie

Pure

Greek

Caitlin

Pure

Greek

Caitlinn

Pure

Greek

Caitria

Pure

Greek

Caitrin

Pure

Greek

Caitrine

Pure

Greek

Caitrinn

Pure

Greek

Caitriona

Pure

Greek

Caitrionagh

Pure

Greek

Caity

Pure

Greek

Caren

Beloved; pure

Latin

Cari

Love

Gaelic

Carin

Beloved; pure

Latin

Caron

Pure

Greek

Caronne

Pure

Greek

Carren

Pure

Greek

Carri

Free man; pure

Greek

Carrin

Pure

Greek

Carron

Pure

Greek

Caryn

Pure

Greek

Carynn

Pure

Greek

Cass

Man's defender

Greek

Cassey

Alert, watchful; pure

Irish

Cassi

Man's defender, warrior; pure

Greek

Cassie

“The purified one,” in allusion to the plant cassia whose medicinal properties are laxative, but ultimately from the Greek kathairein, to cleanse.

English

Cassy

Thorny tree; man's defender; man's defender, warrior; pure

Greek

Cat

Pure

Greek

Cataleen

Pure

Greek

Cataleena

Pure

Greek

Catalin

Pure

Greek

Catalina

Pure

Spanish

Cataline

Pure

Greek

Catarina

Pure

Greek

Catarine

Pure

Greek

Cate

Pure

Greek

Cateline

Pure

Greek

Caterina

Pure

Greek

Caterine

Pure

Greek

Catey

Pure

Greek

Cath

Pure

Greek

Catha

Pure

Greek

Cathaleen

Pure

Irish

Cathaline

Pure

Irish

Catharin

Pure

Greek

Catharina

Pure

Greek

Catharine

Pure

Greek

Catharyne

Pure

Greek

Cathatyna

Pure

Greek

Cathe

Pure

Greek

Cathee

Pure

Greek

Catheirn

Pure

Greek

Cathelin

Pure

Greek

Cathelina

Pure

Greek

Cathelle

Pure

Greek

Cathenne

Pure

Greek

Catheren

Pure

Greek

Catherin

Pure

Greek

Catherina

Pure

Greek

Catherinn

Pure

Greek

Cathern

Pure

Greek

Catheryn

Pure

Greek

Cathi

Pure

Greek

Cathie

Pure

Greek

Cathirin

Pure

Greek

Cathiryn

Pure

Greek

Cathleen

Pure

Greek

Cathlene

Pure

Greek

Cathline

Pure

Greek

Cathlyne

Pure

Greek

Cathrine

Pure

Greek

Cathrinn

Pure

Greek

Cathryn

Pure

Greek

Cathryne

Pure

Greek

Cathrynn

Pure

Greek

Cathy

Pure

Greek

Cathye

Pure

Greek

Cathyleen

Pure

Greek

Cati

Pure

Greek

Catia

Pure

Greek

Catie

Pure

Greek

Catlaina

Pure

Greek

Catlina

Pure

Greek

Cato

Pure

Greek

Catreena

Pure

Greek

Catrelle

Pure

Greek

Catrice

Pure

Greek

Catricia

Pure

Greek

Catrin

Pure

Greek

Catrina

Pure

Greek

Catrine

Pure

Greek

Catriona

Greek

Catrionagh

Pure

Greek

Catryna

Pure

Greek

Catteeka

Pure

Greek

Caty

Pure

Greek

Cay

Pure

Greek

Caye

Pure

Greek

Cazzy

Pure

Greek

Ekaterina

Pure

Greek

Kait

Pure

Greek

Kaitey

Pure

Greek

Kaitie

Pure

Greek

Kaitlin

Irish

Kaitlinne

Pure

Greek

Kaitrin

Pure

Greek

Kaitrine

Pure

Greek

Kaitrinna

Pure

Greek

Kaitriona

Pure

Greek

Kaitrionaugh

Pure

Greek

Kaity

Pure

Greek

Karen

A Scandinavian form of Catherine.

Danish

Karena

Beloved; pure

Scandinavian

Kari

Free man; pure

Greek

Karin

A variant form of Karen.

Scandinavian

Karon

Pure

Greek

Karri

Pure

Greek

Karrin

Pure

Greek

Karyn

Pure

Greek

Karynn

Pure

Greek

Kasia

Pure

Greek

Kasienka

Pure

Greek

Kasja

Pure

Greek

Kaska

Pure

Greek

Kass

Pure

Greek

Kassey

Pure

Greek

Kassia

Polish

Kassy

Thorny tree; man's defender, warrior; pure

Greek

Kasya

Pure

Greek

Kat

Pure

Greek

Kata

Pure

Greek

Kataleen

Pure

Greek

Katalin

Pure

Greek

Katalina

Pure

Greek

Katarina

Pure

Greek

Katchen

Pure

Greek

Kate

Pure

English

Katee

Pure

Greek

Katelijn

Pure

Greek

Katell

Pure

Greek

Katelle

Pure

Greek

Katenka

Pure

Greek

Katerina

Pure

Greek

Katerinka

Pure

Greek

Katey

Pure

Greek

Katha

Pure

Irish

Katharine

Pure

Greek

Katharyn

Pure

Greek

Katharyne

Pure

Greek

Kathee

Pure

Greek

Kathelina

Pure

Irish

Katheline

Pure

Irish

Katherin

Pure

Greek

Katherina

Pure

Greek

Katherine

Pure

Greek

Katheryn

Pure

Greek

Katherynn

Pure

Greek

Kathi

Pure

Greek

Kathie

Pure

Greek

Kathileen

Pure

Greek

Kathiryn

Pure

Greek

Kathleen

An Irish equivalent of Catherine.

Irish

Kathlene

Pure

Irish

Kathleyn

Pure

Irish

Kathline

Pure

Irish

Kathrine

Pure

Greek

Kathrinna

Pure

Greek

Kathryn

Pure

Greek

Kathryne

Pure

Greek

Kathy
Kathyleen

Pure

Greek

Kathyrine

Pure

Greek

Kati

Pure

Greek

Katia

Pure

Greek

Katica

Pure

Greek

Katie

Pure

English

Katina

Pure

Latin

Katinka

Pure

Greek

Katka

Pure

Greek

Katla

Pure

Greek

Katlaina

Pure

Greek

Katleen

Pure

Irish

Katoushka

Pure

Greek

Katouska

Pure

Greek

Katrena

Pure

Greek

Katrien

Pure

Greek

Katrina

A German form of Catherine.

Greek

Katrine

Pure

Greek

Katriona

Pure

Greek

Katrionaugh

Pure

Greek

Katryna

Pure

Greek

Katushka

Pure

Greek

Katuska

Pure

Greek

Katy

Pure

Greek

Katya

Pure

Greek

Kay

A short form of Kate or Catherine.

Kaye

Pure

Greek

Kit

Pure; follower of Christ

Latin

Kittee

Pure

Greek

Kittie

Pure

Greek

Kitty

A playful form of Catherine.

Greek

Riona

Queenly

Irish

Trina

Triple

Scandinavian

Trine

Pure

Scandinavian

Trinette

Pure

Scandinavian

Yekaterin

Pure

Greek

Yekaterina

Russian


What names sound like Catherine?

If you like how Catherine sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Catherine.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Catharyna

Pure

Greek

Catreina

Pure

Greek

Katheryne

Pure

Greek

Kathirin

Pure

Greek

Kathrene

Pure

Greek

Kathrina

Pure

Greek


What names are similar to Catherine?

Find a name that’s like Catherine, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cady

Pure

Greek


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