Kathryn Name Meaning & Origin

Kathryn

Pronunciation: KATH-rin (key)

Origin of the name Kathryn:

Cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Catalina, Cathryn, Katharine, Katherine

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Nicknames for Kathryn

Katy, Katie,Kathe, Kate, Kathy, Kat, Kitty,Kitty Kat, KitKat, Ryn, Rina, Thryn.

Meanings and history of the name Kathryn

Meanings of the name "Kathryn".

English:
Pure.

Greek:
Pure.

American:
Pure.

Latin:
Pure, clear. Form of the Latin 'Katharina', from the Greek 'Aikaterina'. It was borne by a number of saints, including St Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr.

Irish:
Pure. Clear. Innocent. From the Gaelic form Caitlin.

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Kathryn in song, story & screen

Captain Kathryn Janeway, main character on the series Star Trek: Voyager.

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