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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.
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.
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!
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
Katherine of Alexandria was one of Joan of Arc's voices.
Famous bearer is Katherine McPhee of American Idol.
McPhee's name was spelt Katharine, not Katherine.
Famous bearer: Katherine Lee Bates, who penned the poem "America, the Beautiful."
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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).
A famous bearer of this name is Saint Catherine who was killed by a spiked wheel.
Canadian actress Katie Stuart´s whole name is Katherine Anne.
Katie Cassidy daughter of the famous singer/actor David Cassidy's full name is Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy.
The second-youngest Bennet sister in 'Pride and Prejudice' is named Katherine, but she is called Kitty.
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Actually, Kitty is a diminutive of Katherine. It is like Karen, and Kate. It is based on the original name, Katherine.
Kitty Bennet's name is Catherine, not Katherine.
Katherine Marie Heigl is a famous bearer (Grey's anatomy, Roswell). I think it's a wonderful classic name.
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Katherine 'Kate' Austen from ABC's hit tv show LOST is played by Evangeline Lily.
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.
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!
Katherine Jackson is the mother of the Jackson siblings, including the recently deceased Michael Jackson.
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'.
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.
Katherine Pierce (birth name Katerina Petrova) is the ruthless, beautiful vampire from The Vampire Diaries TV series.
Katherine Paterson is an American novelist. She is best known for her book "Bridge to Terabithia".
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Katherine of England (1253-1257) was the youngest child of King Henry III of England and his wife Eleonore. She died young.
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.
Katherine was the oldest daughter of King Edward I and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
Katherine was also the name of the fourth daughter of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
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.
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.
There is a John Green novel titled "An Abundance of Katherines".
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Let's not forget about two of the greatest queens in history- Catherine the Great of Russia and Catherine de Medici of France.
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Katherine Haik is an American model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2015. At age 15, she was the youngest contestant to ever be crowned Miss Teen USA as well as the second entrant from Louisiana to win the title.
Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Upton is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was named Rookie of the Year following her first appearance in 2011, and was the cover model for the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the films Tower Heist and The Other Woman.
Katherine Marie Helmond is an American film, theater and television actress and director. In her five decades of television acting, she is known for her starring role as the ditzy matriarch, Jessica Tate, on the ABC prime time soap opera sitcom Soap, and her co-starring role as feisty mother, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?. She also played Doris Sherman on Coach and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond. She has also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows.
Katherine Langford is an actress, known for 13 Reasons Why, Daughter and Imperfect Quadrant.
Katharine Hope McPhee is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She gained fame in May 2006 as the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies. The album's first single, "Over It", was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified gold in 2008. Her second album, Unbroken, was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010, and debuted at No. 27 on the "Billboard 200". The album featured the single "Had It All", which peaked at No. 22 on the AC chart. It has sold 45,000 copies as of January 2011. Her third album, the holiday-themed Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, was released on October 12, 2010. The album debuted at number eleven on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart while the single "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" peaked at number sixteen on the "Billboard" AC chart. As of January 2011, this album has sold 23,000 copies. McPhee released her fourth album, Hysteria, on September 18, 2015.
Katherine Devendorf,managing editor of Dork Diaries.
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