Katherine Mehrer in the US

  1. #8,983,057 Katherine Meares
  2. #8,983,058 Katherine Mech
  3. #8,983,059 Katherine Mechling
  4. #8,983,060 Katherine Mehler
  5. #8,983,061 Katherine Mehrer
  6. #8,983,062 Katherine Meikle
  7. #8,983,063 Katherine Meinhardt
  8. #8,983,064 Katherine Melara
  9. #8,983,065 Katherine Melendrez
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Meaning & Origins

English form of the name of a saint martyred at Alexandria in 307. The story has it that she was condemned to be broken on the wheel for her Christian belief. However, the wheel miraculously fell apart, and so she was beheaded instead. There were many elaborations on this story, which was one of the most popular in early Christian mythology, and she has been the object of a vast popular cult. The earliest sources that mention her are in Greek and give the name in the form Aikaterinē. The name is of unknown etymology; the suggestion that it may be derived from Hēcatē, the pagan goddess of magic and enchantment, is not convincing. From an early date, it was associated with the Greek adjective katharos ‘pure’. This led to spellings with -th- and to a change in the middle vowel (see Katharine). Several later saints also bore the name, including the mystic St Katherine of Siena (1347–80) who both led a contemplative life and played a role in the affairs of state of her day. Katherine is also a royal name: in England it was borne by the formidable and popular Katherine of Aragon (1485–1536), the first wife of Henry VIII, as well as by the wives of Henry V and Charles II.
123rd in the U.S.
German: nickname for an industrious person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German meren ‘to increase’.
36,528th in the U.S.

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