Spelling variation of Catherine, Greek

Catharine Origin and Meaning

The name Catharine is a girl's name meaning "pure".

Actress Hepburn made the Katharine spelling famous, which seems to be the inspiration for this spin on Catherine.

# 982 in the US

Catharine Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Catharine

  • Catharine Maria SedgwickAmerican novelist
  • Catharine Alice MacKinnonAmerican feminist and activist
  • Catharine van TussenbroekDutch physician and feminist
  • Catharine Northcutt "Catie" BallAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Catharine Esther BeecherAmerican educator and feminist
  • Catharine MerrillAmerican nurse and early university professor
  • Catharine Morris Cox MilesAmerican psychologist