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Kathryn

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Meaning and origin
Kathryn is a Celtic girl name. The meaning of the name is `Pure, Virginal `.


Where is it used?
The name Kathryn is mainly used in English.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Catrin (In Welsh)
Karin (In Swedish and in Finnish)
Catherina (In Spanish)
Catalina (In Spanish)
Ekaterina (In Russian and in Bulgarian)
Ecaterina (In Romanian)
Katarzyna (In Polish)
Kari (In Norwegian)
Reina (In Jewish)
Catarina (In Italian and in Portuguese)
Caterina (In Italian and in Catalan)
Catriona (In Irish and in Scottish)
Caitlin (In Irish and in English)
Caitria (In Irish)
Katalin (In Hungarian)
Aikaterine (In Greek)
Katarina (In German, Swedish, Hungarian, Croatian and in Serbian)
Katharine (In German and in English)
Katrine (In German, Danish, Dutch and in Polish)
Katarine (In German)
Katharina (In German)
Katja (In German)
Katariina (In Finnish)
Catherine (In English and in French)
Katherina (In English)
Cathryn (In English)
Katherine (In English)
Katrien (In Dutch)
Karen (In Danish and in English)
Katerina (In Czech)
Katarin (In Breton)


If it's too long people might use
In Scandinavian: Kaia
In English: Kathie
In English: Kit
In English: Kathy
In English: Kathi
In English: Kate


See also
In Swedish: Kajsa (F)
In German: Kthe (F)
In Finnish: Kaisa (F)
In English: Kitty (F)
In English: Kat (F)
In English: Kara (F)
In Other languages: Khara (F)


What Kathryn`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It has so many ways to spell it
    The worst thing about the name:
    Having to spell it every time
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    If my name wasnt katheryn,I would be someone else
    Extra information:
    Yes,thank you for the oportunity to voice my views
  2. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It is mine !!
    The worst thing about the name:
    No one knows how to spell it !!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I would not be Kathryn
    Extra information:
    My Mum always said that if it is not K A T H R Y N it is not right lol
  3. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's pretty spelled this way
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:

    Extra information:
  4. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    My name is Kathryna, which is close enoughThe best thing about my name is the meaning of my name pure which always makes me smile
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone always seems to want to shorted it and call me kat, kit kat,
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Then I don't think I'll be me, I'll be someone different and I don't think I'll have the Personatly which my name represents
    Extra information:
    I love my name to bits and I could not wish for anything else because it best describes me Pure :-)
  5. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Everybody calls me Katy
    The worst thing about the name:
    People misspell Katy
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be kourtney because that's what my dad was gonna name me
    Extra information:
  6. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    There are so many different knicknames availabe, I've been called Katy, Kat, Kathy, Kate, etc.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People confuse it with Katherine and Catherine, because it is pronounced the same..
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be Supergirl! lol
    Extra information:
    Kathryn's Rule!
  7. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Unic
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called Kath
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:

    Extra information:
    I like to be called rynnie or ryn as Kath is more common
  8. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I get to be called Kitty and it's just a lovely name to have.
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone spells it wrong and when I went by katie they spelt that wrong too.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I dont know what it would be maybe elizabeth which is my middle name
    Extra information:
    I LOVE MY NAME and it fits perfectly with my middle name ^^
  9. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's spelled in a really unique way!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    EVERYONE spells it wrong, even my family!!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Adelaide!!
    Extra information:
    It's such a great name!!
  10. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It is just plain awesome
    The worst thing about the name:
    People Always misspell it
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:

    Extra information:
    This is the best name ever if you are thinking about naming Katherine but don't like how everyone spells it that way this is pronounced the same but is still unique!
  11. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    its like the best name in the world very good meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    often misspelled
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    bridget
    Extra information:
  12. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Its an amazing name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    My friends always miss spell it.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    If I was a boy it would be Josh or something like that.
    Extra information:
    I really look up to Katharine Hepburn but she spells her name differently.
  13. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Its an amazing name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    My friends always miss spell it.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    If I was a boy it would be Josh or something like that.
    Extra information:
    I really look up to Katharine Hepburn but she spells her name differently.
  14. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Middle name Kathryn. It is amazing!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    When it gets YELLED
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I wouldn't know what it would be.
    Extra information:
  15. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The spelling isn’t very common what i call unique.
    The worst thing about the name:
    A lot of people spell it wrong and do it constantly witch is pretty annoying.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Bella because it means beautiful in Italian but I’m Greek so that didn’t work out I’m glad it didn’t to even though i like the name!
    Extra information:
    It's GREEK lucky everyone at Greek school can spell it!!!
  16. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Its a very royal name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    SPELLING!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Julianne
    Extra information:
    If I was a boy, my name would have been Brendon Thomas.
  17. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's unique!
    The worst thing about the name:
    It gets mispelled!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be Kimberly! (just like the other person!) I've always liked that name!
    Extra information:
    My mom said if I was a boy I was going to be named Anthony..
  18. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's the best name EVER! EVERYTHING!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Like everyone else has said, it gets misspelled often.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Kimberly and I would cry.
    Extra information:
    Izzzzzzzzzz awesome.
  19. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    You can pronounce it a ton of different ways.
    The worst thing about the name:
    A lot of people have the name kathryn and they often spell it the wrong way.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    My name would have been Elizabeth.
    Extra information:
    I wish my name was something else ;)
  20. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    that it is so popular and cool
    The worst thing about the name:
    people misspell it and it i so annoying
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be sophia and i would be mad
    Extra information:
    i love my name an i do not want it 2 b anything else
  21. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's unique, like me.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Elizabeth.
    Extra information:
  22. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Hi Kat,We're considering doing an eibihxtion next semester about the Arctic and Akira (who is in my eibihxtions class) really wants to feature your photos. I think it's a great idea.Interested? How large could these be printed?We still need to run it by others, but I just need to know whether you think it might be cool Carolyn
    The worst thing about the name:
    Hi Kat,We're considering doing an eibihxtion next semester about the Arctic and Akira (who is in my eibihxtions class) really wants to feature your photos. I think it's a great idea.Interested? How large could these be printed?We still need to run it by others, but I just need to know whether you think it might be cool Carolyn
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Hi Kat,We're considering doing an eibihxtion next semester about the Arctic and Akira (who is in my eibihxtions class) really wants to feature your photos. I think it's a great idea.Interested? How large could these be printed?We still need to run it by others, but I just need to know whether you think it might be cool Carolyn
    Extra information:
    Hi Kat,We're considering doing an eibihxtion next semester about the Arctic and Akira (who is in my eibihxtions class) really wants to feature your photos. I think it's a great idea.Interested? How large could these be printed?We still need to run it by others, but I just need to know whether you think it might be cool Carolyn
  23. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Easy to say
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone, even my aunt spells my name using another version
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Penelope
    Extra information:
  24. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    spelling
    The worst thing about the name:
    misspelled often
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Serafina
    Extra information:
  25. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    it's spelled really cool
    The worst thing about the name:
    it's always misspelled
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be margaret
    Extra information:
    it's sooo pretty
  26. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    people misspell it!HA!
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be something exotic and different like athena or christine or something like that
    Extra information:
    its greek!!!!!!!!
  27. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    You can find tons of people with the same name! Also its easy to find nicknames for
    The worst thing about the name:
    I have a friend named Kathryn ontop of me being Kathryn and whenever someone calls her name her and I both turn around. :P
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I would like a name less common than Kathryn like Silva or Yuli something weird like that.
    Extra information:
  28. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The spelling and that is is MY name
    The worst thing about the name:
    like everyone else said... it is SO often misspelled, i even have people i know misspelling it! these are people i have know MY WHOLE life.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Bonnie Lee... my paternal grandmother said she would name her girl that if she had one... but she never did. THANK GOD I did not get named that!!!
    Extra information:
    I have A Million nicknames and LOVE it! kat, kappy(kappie), kate, katie(katy), k, kaprit, and many more some did have nothing to do with(stem off of) my actual name
  29. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I love my name because its mine. I never thought there were this many who shar the name its a very awesome name!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Most people misspell the name.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Raven.
    Extra information:
  30. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The sound of it! and the spelling
    The worst thing about the name:
    people NEVER get it right, I always have to spell it
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I would be called Isabella
    Extra information:
  31. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I love my name soooo elegant
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:

    Extra information:
  32. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I do love my name. I go by Kathryn and I love the spelling. Even named my daughter Kathryn also.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The spelling but I can spell it and those I love can too.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I just could't even dream of another name, maybe something like Annie. Ok I sure don't look like an Annie!!
    Extra information:
  33. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    its nice short cute and sweet
    The worst thing about the name:
    people always misspell it and make it way longer then iy has to be
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would probably be kc or jessie
    Extra information:
    i love my name but for a nickname i am called katty
  34. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I have no idea, the spelling is cool.
    The worst thing about the name:
    As the same as everyone else, the mispelling, my worst experiance with it was Kathern
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    My name would be Callie, I used it highschool, and figure if you can get Peggy from Margaret, you can get Callie from Kathryn.
    Extra information:
    I mostly go by Kathrynnow that I am older.
  35. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The spelling
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Kathrina because I love how you say it
    Extra information:
    Nope
  36. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Short and traditional, everyone can say it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always spell it Katherine , and I always get asked if I go by anything else other than Kathryn. Which I don't.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Not sure. I like my name.
    Extra information:
    Best way to spell it, the others seem too long and posh, this is a more down to earth, simple way to spell a classic.
  37. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I like the spelling only because it's two syllables instead of 3 like the typical spellings of the name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It feels snobby/high class. It doesn't sound down to earth or homey. It's more of a business/impersonal kind of name
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I wouldn't mind.
    Extra information:
  38. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    its unique but common at the same time...
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone tries to make it shorter or they spell it wrong... tht really pisses me off!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    i would want to be named gabriel... its such a pretty name...
    Extra information:
  39. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It sounds regal.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always misspell it.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    probably Katrina
    Extra information:
    I had to grow into my name. Asa a young person I wanted to be called Kathy. I now feel that I am Kathryn.
  40. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    IT IS VERY CUTE
    The worst thing about the name:
    IT IS MISSSPELLD
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I WOULD BE CALLED ANNABETH.
    Extra information:
    I LOVE BEING CALLED `CUTE KAT`
  41. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I like the unique spelling and there are a lot of nicknames for it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People mispell it and I hate the nickname Kathy.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I like the names Jasmine, Melody and Coral :)
    Extra information:
    I get called Kat, Kitty, Kit kat etc. Some people (including my Mum) don't like this.
  42. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The spelling
    The worst thing about the name:
    People misspell it
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Don't know something similar I guess
    Extra information:
    No
  43. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Sounds classic, doesn't go in or out of style.
    The worst thing about the name:
    it's often spelled wrong and I hate when people automatically shorten it to Kathy.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I'm not sure. I think Kathryn was the only option, just different spellings.
    Extra information:
    I was named after Katharine Hepburn.
  44. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It has a sophistication to it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is a popular name, even though this spelling is unique.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I can't imagine. I am Kathryn. But maybe something crazy would be fun!
    Extra information:
  45. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It is common sounding, but you stand out on paper, and nicnames galore - including KitKat!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Even family spell it wrong!!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would probably have been Lauren.
    Extra information:
    How many of us have the middle name Louise?? I also got into a rythm of telling people how to spell it, Kathryn with a K, no E's, no I's just an R and a Y!
  46. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    the spelling is so unique, and im proud of it! when i tell people how to spell my name, they look at me funny, and i just smile :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    I HATE WHEN EVERYONE SPELLS IT WRONG!!!!! always!!!!! and i dont care if the president is writing my name, if he writes katherine or something im going to correct him. :)
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be lauren. thats what my mom wanted. but my dad won :)) yay.
    Extra information:
    i love love love my name. ohh and in means pure, virginal.
  47. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I don't get loads of junk email cos people don't know how to spell it
    The worst thing about the name:
    not classical. prefer the other version
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    were going to call me Catriona, but then thought it difficult to pronounce
    Extra information:
    to me its a 1960's twist
  48. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Its different
    The worst thing about the name:
    people always mis pronounce and mis spell it
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Not a clue .......Natasha lol
    Extra information:
    Its a lovely name and i get called Kathy and Kate by older family members as i have an aunt Kathryn who i was named after :)
  49. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I was named after my Great Aunt!
    The worst thing about the name:
    I went by Kay, Katie and now that I am older (50+) I go by Kate.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It wouldn't be me!
    Extra information:
    Embrace who you are. No matter what they call me I am still me!
  50. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    it's a unique spelling. classic name. i remember in school no one could rhyme it with anything annoying. it's a solid name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    when i was younger I couldn't find anything with my name on it. Now, I can. When people ask what my name is, I don't tell them how i spell it...because i want to see what they come up with on their own. And the funny thing is, random people spell my name right now without me telling them. Also, when i was younger substitute teachers would always try to call me kathy. Which is hated. Now, people will randomly abbreviate my name to Kat. Which i like! Funny how time can change nicknames even. Seems like more kathryn's are going by Kat instead of Kathy. I like this trend!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Its still be the same. I was named after my grandmother.
    Extra information:
  51. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The spelling and the meaning. It's so elegant
    The worst thing about the name:
    People misspell my name. Spellings like Catherine(my sister-in-law's name) is to common
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Probably Jaqueline, thats what my parents would've called my olest brother if he was a girl.
    Extra information:
    My nickname is Katie and my full name means Pure Heroine (the hero, not drug)
  52. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    being called kat
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always spell it WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!! And I hate the nickname Kathy or Katie. :(
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Andie
    Extra information:
    idk, other than I am the coolest person you will ever meet, I mean who doesn't know that, it's a given right. :) lol
  53. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's original, because of the unique spelling. It sounds pretty too.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Most likely, you will go by a nickname, and there are an overabundance of Katies and Katys in the world. Plus, I'm not formal enough to really fit the name.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I would want something very original. Sigrid or Adonia.
    Extra information:
    Shalom.
  54. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    is it's meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    it is always murdered in spelling and pronounced
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    sunshine
    Extra information:
    it is a very common name
  55. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's classic and timeless.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Older people with out asking will shorten it to Kathy, yuck!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    My mom wanted Maria, to plain!
    Extra information:
    Best spelling ever, it's only 2 syllables not the more common 3.
  56. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    i love how its spelled ... i never come across another person with that spelling :P
    The worst thing about the name:
    people call me katie, nothing else, but when they find out i'm kathryn, they keep calling me it as a joke... i like kathryn cause it sounds more mature than katie but im too used to katie to be called kathryn suddenly:P
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    i would want it to be julia :) that's my confirmation name and i like it, it sounds good :)
    Extra information:
    my sister named me, she was 3, and if i turned out to be a boy, my name was supposed to be 'batman' .. also my nick names 'katie kat'
  57. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    The spelling is beautiful.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People call me Kathy sometimes...
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would probably be Julie.
    Extra information:
    Love
  58. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's quite original and it's not that often that I come across another Kathryn :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's annoying that almost everyone spells it Katherine!!
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I'd want it to be!!!
    Extra information:
    I was named after my auntie so I actually have my Nanna to thank for it.
  59. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    being called Kat :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    people calling me katie
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    my parents told me if I was a boy i would've been named Kyle
    Extra information:
  60. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It is a strong name and it sounds like a peal of bells
    The worst thing about the name:
    Most people miss spell it Catherine
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I wouldn't be me all the other names don't fit
    Extra information:
    Pure & this name has a history unlike other names
  61. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    its strong, durable,and wont break just like me. and for short I am a Kat
    The worst thing about the name:
    People call me Kathy...sorry ladies who are Kathies
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    My mother was going to name me Maggie Mae??? any Rod Stewert fans out the? what was she thinking?
    Extra information:
    pure and innocent...virginlike...wow!! it does sound nice..
  62. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    its me
    The worst thing about the name:
    its sometimes too boring :(..zzz
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    hmmmm.....i really dont kno
    Extra information:
    ....blah..blah..blah
  63. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's strong and rhythmic. There's a reason it's been around for a long time.
    The worst thing about the name:
    You hear your name all the time in crowded hallways - there are plenty of Kathryns around, even if they spell it in different ways. Can't hear spelling when people are calling it out loud.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Sasha or Morgan. Dad's choices. Mom wasn't convinced!
    Extra information:
    I love it. Wouldn't ever change it.
  64. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    I don't know. I have learned to like the name
    The worst thing about the name:
    It didn't sound pretty. Like Amanda, or Kayla. I like names that end in 'a'
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Lulu (thanks, dad)
    Extra information:
    You really need to grow into the name. I learned to like it. I go by Kat
  65. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    Its a very pretty, regal sort of name, with the best spelling.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Sometimes you dont think the meaning fits, I go by Katie
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    It would be Isabella, what my Dada wanted to call me.
    Extra information:
    It makes you feel more mature and like an adult.
  66. The best thing about the name Kathryn:

    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:

    Extra information:
  67. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    its fun to see everyone mispell it
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone tries to call me cathy and i love KATHRYN
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be catherine
    Extra information:
    i love the spelling of my name!!!
  68. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It is sophisticated and classic, with a modern twist.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Having people spell it wrong all the time. When I was a kid, it bothered me when people pronounced it like Katherine (KathERine), which I thought sounded ugly.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Like a lot of kids, I went through a phase of wishing I had a different name as a teenager, but now I can't think of a name I'd rather have. I think Kathryn is a name you have to grow into because it is sophisticated and mature.
    Extra information:
    I go by Katy.
  69. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    i dont know anyone else who has it
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would be linda
    Extra information:
    I LOVE IT! it makes me feel so mature and sophisticated
  70. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Is if your nick name is CATY and you spell it with K people think ITS Katy
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I dont what I would call my self
    Extra information:
  71. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's a beautiful name, and anot too common spelling
    The worst thing about the name:
    for some reason people see it and think my name is Kaitlyn
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Anna or just plain Katie
    Extra information:
    sometimes it seems too mature and sophisticated, I hated it as a kid
  72. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's a pretty spelling that's not too very common
    The worst thing about the name:
    People shorten it to Kathy
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Katie
    Extra information:
    It's easy to shorten to sound younger and less formal, and I can still use it to sound more mature when I want to!
  73. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    i love my name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    a lot of people mistake my name as Katlyn or something for some reason... also, i think Kathryn is a boring way of spelling it.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Katrina, Selena, Alanna, or Amanda
    Extra information:
    but i love my name anyway
  74. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It has class and it can be shorteded to Kat, both very much fit my persoanlity, Classy, with a playful side.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I can't figure out the main origin of the spelling.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    I would like Katrina.
    Extra information:
    My mom and dad named me for the power and confidence the name held, and the spelling because it was different.
  75. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    people call me kat
    The worst thing about the name:
    it sounds posh when people call me kathryn
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    kay-lee
    Extra information:
    i like the weird ways u can spell it eg kat - aa - ree - na
  76. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    different way of spelling it but Kitty is short for it
    The worst thing about the name:
    nobody knows how to spell it they get confused
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    Kitty
    Extra information:
  77. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    alot of people have that name, and it's a realy beautiful name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I love my name.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    it would probably be heather.
    Extra information:
    It's a realy cool name, and i love it.
  78. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    every one calles me kathy.it sounds so cute.no im not prepy.
    The worst thing about the name:
    it sounds too safisticated.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    i dont know?
    Extra information:
    ummm. i dont think so.
  79. The best thing about the name Kathryn:
    It's classic.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Well people RARELY call me it. They usually call me Kate. Sounds too proper for a girl like me.
    If my name wasn`t Kathryn....:
    No.
    Extra information:
    It is a beautiful name and proud to have it...just sometimes fits more prim and proper people it seems?


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Statistics for Kathryn

Kathryn appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 163. In the last 128 years Kathryn has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 19 times. 1950 was a `top year` for the name Kathryn. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #46. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007163
2006144
2005125
2004122
2003117
2002108
200197
200089
199991
199890
199786
199687
199583
199479
199368
199260
199157
199057
198050
1970104
196082
195046
1940103
1930101
192067
191080
190093
189091
1880103


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Kathryn
I have always loved the spelling of my name. It is different and always catches people out!
Annelise
That's my middle name and I have to say I like it.
Kathryn
This is my first name and I must say that I really like it! My nickname is Kati
Kathryn
I love my name, and it's really cool, because alot of people have that name.
Kathryn
this is my first name and its hard to find thing with the correct spelling on it, and i have to spell my name all the time, but i love it.
Kathryn
Love my name, hate it when people shorten it as they choose, so many alternatives, must be more spellings and abbreviations tahn any other name?
LadyKathryn
I love that it is Celtic! I love that as a girl after God's heart it means pure. We're named after Queens, Ladies.
Kathryn
It's part of my first name and I love it! The Best part is, it's pronounced as it's spelled. No 'e' or 'a' in between the 'hr'
Kathryn
I hate it when people call me anything other than Kathryn because I love the name so much! It is always misspelled though. I had it mispronounced once, but it was by a foreign lady. I give the name a 9 out of 10
Kathrine
Love my name it's an absolute rarity I meet seine with the same spelling ..... People often add an a y e between the h and r... Pretty cool eh
kathryn
i love my name.. its so different yet common at the same time.... my first name is my grandmothers middle name and i have to say... i love carrying on the tradition.... :)

i like how it means pure
kathryn
love my name it is so popular so cool but i really love the name Courtney but i hate it when people call me katy. but people misspell it my teacher that i have had 4 3 years spelt it kathrine
Kathryn
At first, I didn't really like my name. I used to spell it 'Catherine' on all my work sheets at school. I then realised what an awesome and unique name I had :)!!!!!!
Kathryn
My first name is Kathryn but my family call me 'Kat' my friends call me 'KitKat', 'Kath' and 'Kathy' :) I just love how you can make so many nicknames out of it!!!! :D
Kathryn
Katy Perry's real first name is Katheryn! It's not Kathryn but it's close enough to it wouldn't you say!?
Kathryn
I absolutely adore my name it’s a rear spelling and there are SOOO many nick names. My friends all call me Kathy, Kat, Kath, and in Greek. It’s just so unique and different to other ways of spelling it, I am the only one in my school called Kathryn, that from kinder to year 12!!! If I had to choose another name it would be KATHRYN!!! Remember to love you name “Kathryn’s”
Kathryn
All the guys I know think it makes me hot because my name is Kathryn!!!!!
Kathryn
This really is the best name ever. My friends call me KIT because there my initials. It is common but unique all at once which is the best!
Kathryn
This is my middle name and I sometimes misspelled it as Kathyrn lol. I always thought this is Irish spelling for Kathrine. I guess I am wrong smiles. I loved this name.
kathryn
por ser de latina, mi nombre no es bien pronunciado,pero muuucho tiempo despues de conocerme las personas se adaptan y lo pronuncian cada vez mejor, era unica en mi universidad!
Kathryn
This is my first name and I love it!! my friends call me KitKat or Kitty. I love the name
Kathryn
People call me Katie and i think if i wasn't named Kathryn i would be named Rose
Bobby
I love This name!
tory
this is the name of the protagonist in my book. I love that it fits her personality perfectly. she is very innocent and Kathryn means pure. very pretty name!
Kathryn
I have always been called Ryn as a nickname!
Caithryn
my name is spelled diffrent by it is pronounced kathryn
Kathryn
I don't like my name so I make people call me Kat.
Katheryn
Why cant people accept this is the way my name is spelled


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