The French form of Katherine that's derived from the Greek Aikaterine. A royal name for the three wives of King Henry VIII of England including his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and two empresses of Russia best-known for Catherine II, also called Catherine the Great, who ruled during the 18th century. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has recently had an impact on the name. Katherine is currently the most popular form. , Pure, Virginal

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