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The name Catherine is of English origin, and means pure.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Catherine has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Catherine
Use of the Name Catherine for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
631,583 276,384 100,183 35,045 17,131 6,342 3,127
The table below indicates the number of times the name Catherine has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Catherine
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188031688  
188140635  
188242726  
188336853  
1884438747847
188545846  
188645916  
1887449679535
1888421,2129426
1889421,198  
1890441,232  
1891421,2188646
1892421,334  
1893421,335  
1894411,430  
1895381,514  
1896401,594  
1897421,511  
1898411,705  
1899361,628  
1900342,081  
1901381,598  
1902311,896  
1903321,915  
1904311,9848209
1905282,199  
1906262,230  
1907252,456  
1908222,74789110
1909232,894  
1910223,156  
1911203,553  
1912214,652  
1913225,287  
1914186,612  
1915198,177  
1916208,471  
1917188,677  
1918208,851  
1919248,333  
1920218,873  
1921238,876  
1922248,526  
1923248,440  
1924278,369  
1925297,874  
1926307,459  
1927317,252  
1928336,908  
1929346,258  
1930356,297  
1931365,631  
1932405,448  
1933444,903  
1934424,940  
1935424,693  
1936444,533  
1937474,453  
1938484,521  
1939494,586  
1940534,574  
1941514,879  
1942495,265  
1943485,425  
1944495,240  
1945505,034  
1946486,367  
1947467,871  
1948418,247  
1949379,121  
1950349,663  
19513410,547  
19523411,042  
19533510,818  
19543211,081  
19552811,623  
19562812,066  
19573711,150  
19583810,760  
19594010,014  
1960429,530  
1961489,240  
1962538,693  
1963538,290  
1964548,232  
1965577,250  
1966546,957  
1967556,352  
1968566,127  
1969586,081  
1970595,999  
1971655,330  
1972654,688  
1973674,267  
1974734,184  
1975733,936  
1976723,769  
1977753,839  
1978723,951  
1979783,873  
1980774,077  
1981734,051  
1982734,081  
1983664,246  
1984694,224  
1985654,286  
1986674,235  
1987744,098  
1988694,496  
1989674,556  
1990714,895  
1991734,803  
1992784,531  
1993754,465  
1994854,094  
1995903,851  
1996953,733  
1997963,590  
19981023,344  
1999983,396  
2000813,793  
2001803,716  
20021013,280  
20031063,215  
20041043,127  
Totals:  631,583 43

During the last 125 years, parents have used Catherine as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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