Catherine

The French form of Katherine, this name means “pure.” While Catherine has been around for centuries, perhaps our most well-known Catherine today is a high-heeled wearing princess who seamlessly disciplines her kids in public while never looking frazzled.

Nicknames:

Kate, Katy, Katie, Cathy, Kathy.

Famous people named Catherine:

Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge; actresses Catherine (Kate) Blanchett, Catherine (Kate) Bosworth, Catherine Keener and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Fun fact:

There are fictional Catherines in Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Farewell to Arms.

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