Baby Name Games

Katherine February 13, 2007

Filed under: Girls K,Top 100 List — namegames @ 4:06 pm

United States Top 100       Girls


  • The name Katherine was ranked 36 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Katherine has been extremely consistent in its popularity over the years. It ranked 53 in 1880 and has generally remained in the top 100 ever since. Its’ highest rank was 25 in 1995. Although it might appear to be slowly decreasing in popularity, history shows that it will remain a common choice.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It has a wide variety of nicknames, including Kate, Katie, Kathy, Kat, etc.
  • It sounds distinctly feminine.
  • It follows the trend of “K” names.


  • The Greek meaning of Katherine is “pure.”

Alternate Spellings


Is your name Katherine or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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