I don’t get how this name is a mouthful. I find it easy to pronounce Kah-tah-ree-na or Kath-uh-ree-nuh.
It's my name and I love it. It's beautiful. Maybe people should make more of an effort to learn how to pronounce people's names. You don't have time for four syllables? We have become so selfish and lazy as a society we can't even be bothered to say a person's full name?
A mouthful and pretentious.
No one should ever have this name. It confuses co-workers, who constantly misspell it. In the two months I have worked with a Katharina, I've seen seven different spellings of her name. I'm not even sure what the correct spelling of her name is anymore. The office has tried to adapt by using a nickname, but no one can agree on one, so now everyone calls her something different. It's a complete disaster. Avoid.
Well it’s really the parent's decision.
19 baby girls in the USA (2014) were given Katharina.
Katharina von Bora, referred to as "die Lutherin" (1499–1552), was the wife of Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation.
Katharina (1295-1323) was the daughter of King Albert I of Germany and his wife Elisabeth.
Katharina (1602-1644) was the daughter of John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg and his wife Anna.
Katharina (1528-1528) was the daughter of Albert, Duke of Prussia and his wife Dorothea.
Katharina (1342-1395) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and his first wife Blanche.
Katharina (1421-1476) was the daughter of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Katharina.
Katharina (1256-1308) was the daughter of German King Rudolf I and his wife Gertrud of Hohenburg.
Katharina of Austria (1533-1572), fifth daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. She later married Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland.
Katharina is very glamourous but I think Katharine is much better.
This is such a beautiful name. I had a friend from Germany named Katharina and she was a foreign exchange student. She was so sweet. By the way, it's pronounced as Kah-tah-ree-nah not kath-a-ree-nah. I'm surprised that most of the people who commented on this name didn't like it, whereas it's pronounced the same way as Katarina, and the majority of the people who commented on that name loved it.
I once knew a girl named this. She went by Kat. I thought the name was quite silly sounding
whooo I need a breath, that was so tiring to say. Yeah this is a stupid name.
Katharina was almost my friend's name (her mom's German), but her mom took out the 'h' to make it Katarina, since she feared her being called KATH-a-reen-ah instead of KAT-a-reen-ah. Kat, unfortunately, gets her name mispronounced as Katrina. I think I prefer Katharina over Katarina, as it looks less harsh.
I believe this is one of the (numerous) variants of her name by which Kate is known in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. I'm a Katherine myself, and I kind of like this version of the name, but on the whole I think it's probably more A's than anybody really needs.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Katharina here:
Katharina... one of the few female names your parents would have had to pick from if you were born in a Mennonite colony one or two generations ago.
Oh God, what a bizarre name! Were you out of your mind! Who in the right mind would say that! Kat is much better ;D.
Princess Catharina-Amalia is the daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of Orange-Nassau.
Correct pronunciation: Kat-a-ree-na, like Katarina, not like Kath-a-ree-na.
This name is very popular in Germany, pronounced Kah-tah-ree-nah. [noted -ed]

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