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Origin of the name CATHERINE.
Etymology of the name CATHERINE.
Meaning of the baby name CATHERINE.

  

CATHERINE.  Variant form of Greek Kathariné (q.v.), meaning "pure."  Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England, France (Cathérine), Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
    Catherine Booth (d. 1890), was wife of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.  Catherine Deneuve, a French actress.  Catherine Tate, an English actress, comedian, and writer.  Catherine Helen Spence (d. 1910), was a Scottish-born Australian author, journalist, and politician. (Wiki)

... In France the beautiful and accomplished Queen of Henry II., Catherine di Medici, did her best to make her name the watchword for cruelty and deceit.  The mother of three kings, she brought them up of set purpose in such a manner as to make them mind-less and will-less, that she might still rule. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)

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