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Cathryn is an alternative spelling to the more popular versions of the names Catherine and Katherine. One of the most beloved names of all time, no matter how you spell it, some version of Cathryn has been on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States since the 1800s. The moniker comes with a variety of nicknames and pairs well with most middle names.

Meaning of the name Cathryn:

Greek: Pure, clear

Origin of the name Cathryn:

Cathryn is a derivative of the Greek word “katharos,” which means “pure” and “clear.”

Symbolism of the name Cathryn:

The same word “katharos,” is the inspiration behind the English word “catharsis.” Catharsis is the process of purifying or cleansing emotions, so some new parents may find symbolism here.

Style of the name Cathryn:

Classic

Gender of the name Cathryn:

Cathryn is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cathryn:

KA-thrin

Number of syllables in the name Cathryn:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Cathryn:

The name Cathryn evokes images of someone who sees the big picture in life, as well as someone who is spiritual or religious.

Alternative spellings for the name Cathryn:

Nicknames for the name Cathryn:

Popularity of the name Cathryn:

Cathryn was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States on and off throughout the 20th century, according to the Social Security Administration. It last ranked at number 948 in 1988.

Related names for the name Cathryn:

Great middle names for Cathryn and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Cathryn:

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