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Meaning of First Name: Katherine


Name:
Katherine
Pronunciation:
\k(a)-theri-ne, kath(e)-rine\
Gender:
girl
Meaning:
pure
Origin:
Greek
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Similar:
None

Popularity

Katherine is a very popular first name for women (#61 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Katherine \k(a)-theri-ne, kath(e)-rine\ as a girl's name is pronounced KATH-rin, KATH-er-rin. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Katherine is "pure". From the word "katharos". The name may also have come from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic. Yet another possible source is Greek "aikia", "torture". All these meanings are likely associated with Saint Aikaterine of Alexandria (fourth century), who was born a pagan but died as a Christian martyr. A name in use since at least th

Census About Last Name: Scott


Last Name:
SCOTT
Origin:
English, Scottish
Meaning:
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic
Population Rank:
36
Population:
420091
Occurrences/100,000 people:
155.73
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
10478.01
Non-Hispanic White Only:
62.6%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
32.26%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.41%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
1.15%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
1.9%
Hispanic Origin:
1.68 %
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.