If your name is Catherine, you find that you naturally attract people to you, especially if they are in need of good advice or someone to listen to them. Somehow, you always have the ability to see the solution to the problems that others face and can give them excellent advice (even though sometimes you are not quite so good at advising yourself!) You are a refined and gentle soul, and your life tends to be a spiritual quest for answers to life’s greater questions and meaning in the universe. But you are not on this quest just for yourself; it is also very important to you to share with others the wisdom you have found on your journey, and this is your true and unique gift.
For some reason, you don’t always recognize how special and gifted you are, and this can detract from your self-confidents, making it harder for you to make decisions and get things done. But you deserve to have self-confidence . . . so never forget to take a look at how positively you influence others and seek to apply that positive influence to your own life!
Your great gifts for diplomacy and working with people are helpful for you in a business and financial context as well as in your personal relationships, so use them to their fullest extent to earn the money you deserve and fill your home and life with the material things that you want and very much appreciate!
The girls’ name Catherine starts all the way back with the Greek name Aikaterine. Though the etymology of Aikaterine is debated, it is believed to be related to the Greek word katharos, meaning “pure.” The Latin spelling adapted Aikaterine to Katharina and Katherine, and the French adapted it further to change the initial “K to a “C”, resulting in Catherine.
Catherine has been one of the most popular girls’ names in the United States all the way back to 1880, when the government first started keeping records of such things. The height of its popularity came in the 1910s and 1920s, when Catherine was in the Top 25. Catherine has maintained a spot in the Top 50 or at least the Top 100 for over a century. Until the 1970s, the French spelling Catherine with a “C” was more popular than her English sister Katherine with a “K”, but now the trend has reversed with Katherine holding the more popular position.
Catherine is clearly a name of royalty, beginning with Catherine de Medici, a Sixteenth century Franco-Italian noblewoman and Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great. Catherine was a name shared by three wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. Look to much more recent royalty for another Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Catherine “Kate” Middleton, wife of Prince William, heir to the throne of England. Joined on this royal list of Catherines are actresses Catherine Zeta-Jones and Catherine O’Hara.