- a female given name.
- Marfa Skavronskaya, 1684?–1727, Lithuanian wife of Peter the Great: empress of Russia 1725–27.
- Sophia Augusta of Anhalt-ZerbstCatherine the Great, 1729–96, empress of Russia 1762–96.
- KateCatherine, 1846–1901, English painter and author and illustrator of children's books.
Examples from the Web for catherine
Catherine Lemay is impressed by neither the myth nor the reality when she arrives in Montana in the summer of 1956.The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel
November 28, 2014
A case study would be your Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.The Resurrection of Kristen Stewart
October 11, 2014
Catherine kept the boy, at great personal cost to herself, and she is never totally sure she has done the right thing.
Catherine also seems to relish the danger and violence of her job.
Throughout the show, Catherine cries freely, unlike the other tough broads of crime.
She was soon missed, and all the girls in the house were set to looking for Catherine.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
In short, Catherine, everything has gone wrong, but it is now all happily settled.Lady Susan
As Catherine finished this epistle, she lifted her eyes and beheld Philip.
Catherine bowed her head, and with a gush of tears fell into his arms.
For neither he nor Catherine ever contemplated separation or death.
- Saint. died 307 ad, legendary Christian martyr of Alexandria, who was tortured on a spiked wheel and beheaded
- ?1684–1727, second wife of Peter the Great, whom she succeeded as empress of Russia (1725–27)
- known as Catherine the Great. 1729–96, empress of Russia (1762–96), during whose reign Russia extended her boundaries at the expense of Turkey, Sweden, and Poland: she was a patron of literature and the arts
- Kate. 1846–1901, English painter, noted as an illustrator of children's books
- Peter. born 1942, British film director; noted for such cerebral films as The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), Prospero's Books (1990), and Eight and a Half Women (1999)
Word Origin and History for catherine
fem. proper name, from French Catherine, from Medieval Latin Katerina, from Latin Ecaterina, from Greek Aikaterine. The -h- was introduced 16c., probably a folk etymology from Greek katheros "pure." The initial Greek vowel is preserved in Russian form Ekaterina.
As the name of a type of pear, attested from 1640s. Catherine wheel (early 13c.) is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, legendary virgin martyr from the time of Maximinus who was tortured on a spiked wheel. Her name day is Nov. 25. A popular saint in the Middle Ages, which accounts for the popularity of the given name.