Comments for the name Katherine

Comments for KATHERINE:

The name Katarina was also the name of the last Queen of Bosnia, Queen Katarina Vukcic-Kosaca. She was the wife of the next to the last king of Bosnia. She's buried in Rome and highly revered by Bosnian people.
-- katja_sobieski  1/22/2005
On the three wives of King Henry's six, the "group biographies" I've read vary in their use of "Katherine" vs. "Catherine." The one who went into specifics as to why used:
- C for Catherine of Aragon, first wife (closer to Spanish Catalina)
- C for Catherine Parr, last wife (possibly named for above Catherine)
- K for Katherine Howard, who was wife #5, to keep her distinct from C. Parr.
-- AnnaClaire  4/15/2005
Has anyone here seen the movie "Anne of Avonlea"? In one scene, Anne meets a woman whose name is written on a nearby chalkboard as "Katherine." Anne remarks, "I'm so glad you spell your name with a K; a C always looks so smug." Without a word, the woman walks over to the board, erases the K, and replaces it with a C. Poor Anne! How embarrassing!
-- Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
Actually, in Tudor family history, there were a number of Katherines. The spelling has been debated some, though.

1. Catherine/Katherine/Katharine of Aragon - (born Catalina) Henry VIII's first wife; mother of Mary I
2. Catherine/Kathryn Howard - fifth wife of Henry VIII; only Katherine to be beheaded
3. Catherine/Katharine/Katherine Parr - final wife of Henry VIII; present wife at the time of his death
4. Catherine/Katharine Grey - granddaughter of Henry VIII's younger sister Mary; sister to Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for just nine days; Countess of Hertford
5. Catherine Carey/Tudor/Boleyn (I don't know which it is) - daughter of Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn's elder sister; She was the daughter of Mary Boleyn and either William Carey, her first husband, or Henry VIII (Mary was his mistress before Anne was)
6. Katherine/Catherine "Kat" Ashley - governess to Elizabeth I as a child and Woman-of-the-Bedchamber when Elizabeth I became queen
7. Catherine Willoughby - last wife of Charles Brandon; lady-in-waiting to Katherine/Catherine/Katharine Parr; Duchess of Suffolk

Another one of that period is:
Catherine de Medici - Queen of France; wife of Henry II of France; mother of Kings Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III of France
-- AndrewJKD  10/31/2005
Katherine of Alexandria was one of Joan of Arc's voices.
-- prisca  6/9/2006
Famous bearer is Katherine McPhee of American Idol.
-- Gianna  6/14/2006
McPhee's name was spelt Katharine, not Katherine.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Famous bearer: Katherine Lee Bates, who penned the poem "America, the Beautiful."
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2006
A famous bearer of this name is American film, theater, and TV actress Katherine Marie Helmond (born July 5, 1928). Among other roles, she starred as Mona Robinson in the sitcom "Who's the Boss?" (1984-1992) and as Debra Barone's mother, Lois, in "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996-2005).
-- AndrewJKD  7/23/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Saint Catherine who was killed by a spiked wheel.
-- emiliana94  8/4/2006
Canadian actress Katie Stuart´s whole name is Katherine Anne.
-- Maggie_Simpson  8/12/2006
Katie Cassidy daughter of the famous singer/actor David Cassidy's full name is Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy.
-- jmacsgurl1991  8/13/2006
The second-youngest Bennet sister in 'Pride and Prejudice' is named Katherine, but she is called Kitty.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2006
Actually, Kitty is a diminutive of Katherine. It is like Karen, and Kate. It is based on the original name, Katherine.
-- Emma McHnery  9/7/2006
Kitty Bennet's name is Catherine, not Katherine.
-- Kate  8/22/2007
Katherine Marie Heigl is a famous bearer (Grey's anatomy, Roswell). I think it's a wonderful classic name.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2006
Katherine 'Kate' Austen from ABC's hit tv show LOST is played by Evangeline Lily.
-- caity-bear915  12/10/2006
Katherine Swynford was the mistress and later the wife of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, in the fourteenth century. She was the mother of four of his children and was very important to English history, being the ancestress of Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII, and indeed the present day British royal family. She's the subject of "Katherine" by Anya Seton, considered one of the best historical novels of all time.
-- queenv  9/22/2007
A person well worth mentioning is Katherine de Roet, later Lady Katherine Swnford, later still Lady Katherine John the Duke of Lancaster's wife. She lived in the 13 and 14 hundreds. She was an amazing woman and I will love the name forever!
-- Jeremiah2911  11/19/2008
Katherine Jackson is the mother of the Jackson siblings, including the recently deceased Michael Jackson.
-- bananarama  9/3/2009
Katherine Swynford lived in the 14th Century. She was extremely important to England's history as although she was born a commoner, she became the ancestor of the royal Tudor line and the greatest Kings and Queens of England. Her story is told in Anya Seton's book 'Katherine'.
-- emerald_fleurdelis  11/25/2009
Henry VIII really seemed to like redheads named Katherine, since he married three such women;
1. Katherine of Aragon (red hair and blue eyes)
2. Katherine Howard (auburn hair and hazel eyes)
3. Katherine Parr (same as Katherine Howard)

I just find that interesting.
-- gaelruadh19  1/3/2011
Katherine Pierce (birth name Katerina Petrova) is the ruthless, beautiful vampire from The Vampire Diaries TV series.
-- CanadianChibi  1/8/2011
Katherine Paterson is an American novelist. She is best known for her book "Bridge to Terabithia".
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2012
Katherine of England (1253-1257) was the youngest child of King Henry III of England and his wife Eleonore. She died young.
-- CarolinW  6/9/2012
Katherine was the youngest daughter of Henry VII of England and his wife Elizabeth of York. She was the sister of King Henry VIII of England, but she died young.
-- CarolinW  6/10/2012
Katherine was the oldest daughter of King Edward I and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Katherine was also the name of the fourth daughter of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
I like this name a lot since I met Katherina Petrova/Pierce from the vampire diaries. Okay, I didn't really meet her, but when I saw her on television I liked this name.
My impression of this name is that it's a strong name.
I've watched the answers of people and read there that people with the name Katherine mostly aren't nice etc.
But it's not the name that makes someone nice or not, it's the character.
Of course it could be that a lot of people know someone with the name and who isn't nice, but it could be coincidence.
Some names are popular by some population or classes. And when, for instance, 10 very rich people name their daughter Katherine, but teach them that they can do everything only because they are rich, well, you get then that people think all Katherines are spoiled, not nice people. In Holland sometimes there are research to names and the kids. How they are doing in school, have they a lot of friends, are they bullied or maybe hated by their teacher, such things. And then it's discovered that some names aren't really a good idea to give to your kid. It's mostly funny to know. And people must always know for themselves if they name their kid John or Clare of course.
But for me: I like Katherine. I wish it was my name.
-- Elena-Damon-Salvator  12/28/2012
Very late, but a lot of women use Kate and were actually originally named Katherine. It's called a DIMINUTIVE. This page even says such.
-- EstherTester  2/19/2014
There is a John Green novel titled "An Abundance of Katherines".
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2014
Let's not forget about two of the greatest queens in history- Catherine the Great of Russia and Catherine de Medici of France.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2014

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