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cathy

DIMINUTIVE OF:
katherine, catherine
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
HEKÁTĒ > KÁTHAROS > AIKATERī́Nē
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
HEKÁTĒ (Ἑκάτη) KÁTHAROS (καθαρός) AIKATERī́Nē ‎(Αἰκατερῑ́νη)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Aikaterī́nē ‎(Αἰκατερῑ́νη)”, which in turn derives from “katharós ‎(καθαρός)”, meaning “clean, clear, pure”. In turn, the name means “pure, clear of dirt, clean of shame or guilt, purified”. It is linked to “Hekátē (Ἑκάτη)”, an ancient goddess most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy and sorcery. All names linked to this root are popular in historically Christian countries. As Catherine, it was the name of one of the first Christian Saints, Catherine of Alexandria, a Christian saint, and virgin who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius.
KEYWORDS:
GREEK MYTHOLOGY (CHTHONIC DEITIES / UNDERWORLD DEITIES) / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
katherine, catherine, catharine, catherina, katharine, katherina, kathryn, ekaterina, katarina, katrine, catharina, katharina, katrin, katarine, katalin, catarina, caterina, ecaterina, caitlin, cathleen, kathleen, catalina, cathrina, Catarine, Catharin, Chatarina, Katrione, Ekatarina, Cathlin, Kathlin, Katleen, Cathrine, Catrina, Catrine, Chatrine, Kathrina, Kathrine, Katalina, Cathalina
english
kaley, kathlyn, kayla, caelie, caileigh, cailin, cailyn, caleigh, cayley, kaelea, kaelee, kailee, kailey, kailyn, kaleigh, kalie, kalyn, kayleah, kaylee, kayleen, kayleigh, kayley, kaylie, kaylin, kayly, kaylynn, keighley, keila, kaylyn, katherine, catherine, catharine, catherin, catherina, cathryn, katharine, katharyn, katherina, katheryn, katheryne, kathryn, caetlin, caitlyn, kaitlin, kaitlynn, katelin, katelyn, katelynn, katlyn, caitlin, kathleen, kaitlyn, katriona, kaela, kaili, caitlynn, caittlyn, catelyn, catlyn, caytelyn, caytlin, kaetlynn, kaitlyne, kaitlynne, kate-lyn, kate-lynn, katlin, kaytelin, kaytelinn, kaytlynn, katelynne, kaytlynne, caity, Caylee, Cailee
french
catherine
german
katherine, catherine, catharine, catherina, katharine, katherina, kathryn, katarina, katrine, catharina, katharina, katrin, katarine, katalin, catarina, caitlin, kathleen, kaarina, Caterine, Kathrina, Kateline, Kathrein
norwegian
katherine, catherine, catharine, catherin, catherina, katharine, katherina, kathryn, ekaterina, katarina, katrine, catharina, katharina, katrin, katarine, katalin, catarina, caterina, ecaterina, caitlin, cathleen, kathleen, catalina, cathrina, Chatarina, Caterine, Kethlin, Cathrine, Catrina, Catrine, Chatrin, Chatrine, Kathrina, Kathrine, Katalina, Cathalina
swedish
katherine, catherine, catharine, catherin, catherina, cathryn, katharine, katherina, katheryn, katheryne, kathryn, ekaterina, katarina, katrine, catharina, katariina, katharina, katrin, katarine, katalin, catarina, caterina, ecaterina, caitlin, cathleen, kathleen, catalina, katriona, kaarina, cathrina, katlin, Catarin, Catharin, Chatarina, Chatharina, Kahtarina, Katarin, Kattarina, Chatriona, Ekatarina, Ekatherina, Ekatherine, Jekatarina, Caterin, Caterine, Cathérine, Chaterine, Katerin, Kathérine, Katherinne, Cateline, Catlin, Katleen, Ketlin, Käthlin, Cathrine, Cathryne, Catrina, Catrine, Catryn, Cattrin, Cattrine, Chathrine, Chatrin, Chatrina, Chatrine, Kathrina, Kathrine, Kathryne, Katryn, Katryna, Kattrin, Kattrina, Kattrine, Katalina, Cataline, Cathalin, Cathalina, Kataline, Katalyn, Kathalin, Kathaline
MASCULINE
norwegian
Katarinus
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
kata, kathrin, katerina, katrina, carina, karina, kate, kathie, kathy, katie, katy, katri, katja, kari, karine, cate, rina, karen, katinka, caren, kati, cathrin, catrin, trineke, trinka, trinke, kaya, kaia, kaja, kajsa, caisa, caja, kai, kaija, kaisa, kay, Katerine, Cathe, Kathe, Ket, Keth, Kett, Ketta, Kette, Ketti, KATHERINE, Ketty, Cathinca, Cathinka, Kathinka, Tinka, Terina, Katia
english
katrina, karina, kate, kathi, kathie, kathy, kitty, kaye, katey, katie, katy, kaety, katee, kari, cate, karen, caren, caryn, kay, kae, karyn, kat, kerena, caydee, kaya, karinna, karynna, kareena, caty, Kathey, kalin, Kadie, Triana, Ketty
french
karine
german
kata, käthe, kathrin, katrina, carina, karina, katina, kate, kathi, kathy, katy, katka, katja, kari, karine, rina, karen, katinka, caren, kati, cathrin, catrin, kaja, caty, Kathe, Kaatje, carinna, kareen, Katjana, Cathi, Cati, Käte, Kaete, Kaethe, Katia
norwegian
kata, kathrin, katerina, katrina, carina, karina, kate, kathie, kathy, katie, katy, katri, katja, kari, karine, rina, karen, katinka, caren, kati, cathrin, catrin, trinke, trinken, kaia, kaja, kajsa, caia, caisa, kai, kaija, kaisa, kajana, kay, Katerine, Katherin, Carene, Ket, Keth, KATHERINE, Ketty, Cathinca, Cathinka, Catinka, Kathinka, Tinka, Katia
swedish
kata, kathrin, katerina, katrina, carina, karina, kate, kathy, katie, katy, katri, katja, kari, karine, cate, rina, karen, katinka, caren, kati, cathrin, catrin, catinca, kattis, kolina, kaja, kajsa, caia, caisa, caja, cajsa, cay, kai, kaija, kaisa, kajs, kajsen, kay, caty, Katerine, KATERYN, Katherin, Carene, Cathe, Kathe, Kejt, Ket, Keth, Kett, Ketti, Kettie, KATHERINE, Kät, Ketty, Kayah, Cathinka, Catinka, Chatinca, Chatinka, Kathinka, Katinca, Tinka, Terina, Cathi, Cati, Katia

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
afrikaans
Karien, Katerien
albanian
kadri
armenian
katarine, Gadara, Katara
basque
katalin, kattalin, katixa, Katarin, Katalina
belarusian
Kaciaryna, KATSIARYNA
breton
Katarin
bulgarian
ekaterina, katarina
catalan
caterina
croatian
katarina
czech
kateřina
dutch
katherine, catherine, catharine, katrine, katelijn, catharina, katelijne, katrien, katrijn, Karien, Katerien, Kathelijne
esperanto
katarino
estonian
katariina, katrin, kadri
faroese
katarina, katrin, catalina, cathrina
finnish
catherine, catharine, catherina, katharine, katherina, katarina, katrine, catharina, katariina, katharina, katrin, katarine, katalin, catarina, caterina, kathleen, catalina, kaarina, Katarin, Jekatarina, Jekateriina, Caterine, Kateri, Cathrine, Kathrine, Katalina
galician
catarina
georgian
K'et'evan, EKATERINE
greek
Aikateríne, katarÍna, Ekáti, Ekateríni, Aikateríni
greenlandic
katrine, kattak, Kathrine
hawaiian
kalena
hungarian - magyar
katarina, katalin, Katalina
icelandic
katharina, katarÍna, Karína, Katrín, Katrína
irish
caitlin, caitlÍn, cathleen, kathleen, catriona, caitrÍona, caitria, caitlan, Catraoine, Caitrín
italian
catarina, caterina, catalina
latvian
ekaterina, Karīna, Katarīna, Katrīna
lithuanian
katarina, kotryna, Katryna
macedonian
ekaterina, katarina
middle english
Catherne, Kateline, Katherne
middle french
Kathareau
old danish
katrine, catharina, katharina, Kathrine
old french
Caterine
old norse
katarina, katrine
old swedish
katarina, Kadherin, Katerin, Kadhrin
polish
katarzyna
portuguese
catarina
portuguese - brazilian
cathrina
romanian
ecaterina, cătălina
russian
katarina, yekaterina
sami - lapps
Gáhteriinná, Káhtariinná
scottish
catriona, caitrÌona, Catrìona, Cotrìona
serbian
katarina
slovak
katarÍna
slovene
ekaterina, katarina, katalin, Katalina
spanish
catalina, cathrina
turkish
Akaterina
ukrainian
kateryna
welsh
caitlin

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
CATHY ALAIN BARRIÈRE
TENDRE CATHY CHRISTIAN DELAGRANGE
CATHY PREND LE TRAIN GRAZIELLA DE MICHELE
CATHY, FAIS-MOI DANS ER MARCEL AMONT
MA COPINE CATHY MARCEL FEAT. SON ORCHESTRE
CATHY SERGE LAMA FEAT. M.CHRISTOPHE
ROBERT ET CATHY STTELLLA
CATHY'S CLOWN THE EVERLY BROTHERS
CATHY VÉRONIQUE RIVIÈRE

Notable people and personalities​

Cathy Baker (born 1957) Former New Zealand Field Hockey Player
Cathy Cavadini (born 1961) American Voice Actress And Singer
Cathy Crowe (born 1952) Canadian Nurse, Educator And Social Activist
Cathy Davey (born 1979) Irish Singer-songwriter
Cathy De Monchaux (born 1960) British Sculptor
Cathy Downs (1924–1976) American Film Actress
Cathy Freeman (born 1973) Former Australian Sprinter
Cathy Gauthier (born 1961) Canadian Curler And Broadcaster
Cathy Guisewite (born 1950) American Cartoonist
Cathy Jones (born 1955) Canadian Comedian And Writer
Cathy Lefrancois (born 1971) Canadian Bodybuilder And Figure Competitor
Cathy O'brien (born 1967) Retired American Long-distance Runner
Cathy O'donnell (1923–1970) American Actress
Cathy Peattie (born 1951) Scottish Labour Politician
Cathy Podewell (born 1964) American Actress
Cathy Rattray-williams (born 1963) Retired Jamaican Sprinter
Cathy Silvers (born 1961) American Actress And Author
Cathy Sisler, American Artist
Cathy Sulinski (born 1958) Retired American Javelin Thrower
Cathy Tyson (born 1965) English Stage, Film And Television Actress