Meaning and Origin of: Catherine
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Girl name origins & meanings:
- Greek : Pure
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Family name origins & meanings:
- French and English : from the medieval female personal name Catherine, Latin Caterina. This is of uncertain origin, being first attested in Greek in the form Aikaterinē but later affected by folk etymological associations with Greek katharos ‘pure’. It was borne by various early Christian saints, and was popular throughout the Middle Ages.