Katharina

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Greek name Αικατερινη (Aikaterine) of uncertain meaning. Some theories include:

1) Greek ‘εκατερος (hekateros) = 'each of the two' [1]

2) Greek αικια (aikia) = 'torture' [1]

3) Greek ‘εκας (hekas) = 'far off' [2]

4) Greek ἑκατόν (hekaton) = 'hundred' [2]

5) Later, in Christian times, the name was associated with the Greek word καθαρος (katharos/katharós) = 'pure' [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Related Names

Catarin
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Catarina
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Catarine
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Catharin
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Catharina
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Catharine
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Chatarina
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Chatharina
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Gáhteriinná
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Sami
Káhtariinná
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Sami
Kahtarina
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Katariina
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Katarin
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Katarina
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Katarína
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Icelandic
Katarine
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Katharina
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Katharine
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Kattarina
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For more variant forms see also

For male forms see Katarinus

Combinations

For combinations see KA (name element)

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Katharinuson Iceland

Female

Katharinudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Katharina
Genitive: Katharinas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Katharina
Genitive: Katharinan
Partitive: Katharinaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Katharina
Accusative: Katharinu
Dative: Katharinu
Genitive: Katharinu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Katharina
Genitive: Katharinas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Katharina
Genitive: Katharinas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 9 January 2013[12]

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Saint Katharina of Alexandria (circa 282 - circa 305), patron against sudden death; she is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[14]
1278 2989 0 0
Denmark Denmark[15]
855 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[16]
704 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
16 26 0 0
Finland Finland[18]
n.a. 837 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Katharina(f) Sources: [14][15][16][18]

Sources: [14] [15] [16] [18]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  7. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  8. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  10. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  12. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  13. 13.0 13.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi