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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Katherine

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Katherine in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Katherine:

  • Records indicate that 16 boys in the United States have been named Katherine since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1904, when 11 people in the U.S. were given the name Katherine. Those people are now 116 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      1 Positive Comment

  • "Its a good name, I have multiple friends named Katherine; but is it not a girls name?" Dec. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "this is sort of a girls name because Katherine and catherine are just girly...maybe im not saying it right." Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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  • "While Katherine is a name from the mists of time and is a classic, it doesn't seem like an especially pretty name. To my mind, it conjures up images of a spinster librarian or someone with their hair in a bun so tight in crosses their eyes. The sound of it is rather "heavy" and ponderous. With this name, it's best to use a lighter nickname, like Kathy or Katie. If a person is drawn to Katherine, however, perhaps a more feminine name, like Kathleen, would fit the bill." Feb. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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