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Kathryn name meaning

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in 2010
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What does the name Kathryn mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kathryn

User Submitted Origins

Greek
52%
English
36%
Irish
6%
Scottish
3%
Arabic
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Colorado, U.S. agree the name Kathryn means "Pure clear" and is of African / Greek origin.
  2. 8 people from all over the world agree the name Kathryn is of Greek origin and means "Pure".
  3. 2 submissions from Iowa, U.S. agree the name Kathryn means "pureness" and is of English origin.
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  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, variant of Catherine.
  2. A city and village in North Dakota.

Notable Persons Named Kathryn

Notable Persons Named Kathryn

Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Bridget was given the name Kathryn Bridget Moynahan on September 21st, 1972 in Binghamton, New York, U.S.

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Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Kathryn was born on July 23rd, 1973 in Westchester, Illinois, U.S.

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Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff is an actress. She has been prominent since 1998. Katee was given the name Kathryn Ann Sackhoff on April 8th, 1980 in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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Felicia Day

Felicia Day is an actress, producer, singer, and writer. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Felicia was given the name Kathryn Felicia Day in Huntsville, Alabama, United States.

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Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow is a director, producer, and writer. She was most prominent from 1978 to present. Kathryn was given the name Kathryn Ann Bigelow on November 27th, 1951 in San Carlos, California, U.S.

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Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford is a tv presenter, talk show host, actress, singer-songwriter, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1970. Kathie was given the name Kathryn Lee Epstein on August 16th, 1953 in Paris.

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  • k.d. lang
    Musician
  • Katie Aselton
    Actress
  • Kathryn Grayson
    Actress/singer
  • Kathryn Prescott
    Actress
  • Kate Smith
    Singer
  • Kathryn Crosby
  • Kathryn Hays
  • Kathryn Joosten
    Actress
  • Kate Garraway
    Journalist
  • Kathryn Minshew
  • Kathryn Leigh Scott
    Actress
  • Kate Adie
    Journalist
  • Kathryn Schulz
  • Kathryn Sullivan
    Geologist

Fun Facts about the name Kathryn

  • What name lists does Kathryn rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kathryn? Kathryn is the 144th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kathryn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 453,709 babies born with the first name Kathryn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kathryn to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kathryn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 204 new born babies.
  • When was Kathryn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kathryn is Wednesday, March 20th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Kathryn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kathryn was in 1952 with a total of 8,504 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kathryn!
  • Random Kathryn Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kathryn ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 75 babies in Kentucky have the same name in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Kathryn: The name spelled backwards is Nyrhtak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tkrynah. How do you pronounce that?
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