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Kathryn - Meaning of Kathryn

What does Kathryn mean?

[ 2 syll. kat-hryn, ka-thr-yn ] The baby girl name Kathryn is pronounced as KEY-THRihN †. Kathryn's language of origin is Old Greek, and it is predominantly used in the English and German languages. Kathryn is a variant of Katherine (English).

See also the related category german.

Kathryn is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a fairly popular baby name for girls, though it was in more widespread use in the past. Its usage peaked modestly in 1951 with 0.458% of baby girls being given the name Kathryn. Its ranking then was #45. The baby name has since experienced a steep drop in popularity, and is of only occasional use today. In 2018, it ranked at #453 with a usage of 0.037%. Among the group of girl names directly linked to Kathryn, Katherine was the most regularly used. Its use outnumbered Kathryn's by 4 times in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Kathryn include Katherine (English), Kathrine (English and German), Kathryne (English), Kaythrynn, Catharine (English), Catherin (English), Cathrin (English, German, and Welsh), Cathrine (English and German), Cathryn (English), Katerine (English and Slavic), Katharine (English), Katharyn (English), Kathern (English), Kathrin (German), Kathrynn (English), Kathrynne (English), Katrin (English, German, and Scandinavian), Kethryn, Caitrín (English), and Catharyn.

† Pronunciation for Kathryn: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

A famous person named Kathryn is Singer K.D. Lang, born Kathryn Dawn Lang, 2 November 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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