If your name is Kathryn, you are a spiritual, seeking soul, often deep in contemplation of the deeper mysteries of the universe. At the same time, you are self-reliant and independent, and you seem to always find a creative twist the mundane and the practical. As an independent thinker, you find it difficult to accept the direction of others. In fact, you may not even take too kindly to accepting advice. This leads you professions and situations in which you can work alone and make your own decisions. Because your thoughts are so deeply spiritual, you do find it difficult to express yourself to others, and you may often feel like you are misunderstood. You might be a little bit too honest and straightforward, hurting the feelings of others. As a sensitive and caring soul, this is certainly not your intention.
You wish that you could be more social and less serious, but this is just not natural to you. As a result, you tend to keep to yourself or to only really express yourself to a few close friends or family members, which makes you appreciate them all the more. You tend to find that the easiest way to express yourself is in writing or through artistic expression—be that poetry, writing, or music. You find true inspiration and renewal in the beauties of nature. You are anything but ordinary, and the world is favored by your presence in it.
The name Kathryn originates all the way back with the ancient Greek word “katharos”, meaning “pure.” This lead to the Greek name Aikaterine, which was later Latinized to Katharina, Catherine in the French, and Katherine in English. Taking the English name of Katherine and shortening it down to two syllables is how the name Kathryn takes its current form.
The name Kathryn has been in high popular usage in the United States all the way back to the beginning of when the government started tracking these things. In fact, Kathryn has averaged 80th on the list of popular girls’ names in the United States for over 120 years. Currently, though, the classical spellings of Katherine and Catherine are enjoying higher popularity.
Wow! This list of famous Kathryn’s is far out! . . . as it includes three different astronauts: Kathryn P. Hire, Kathryn C. Thornton, and Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan (the first America woman to walk in space). Perhaps the most well-known Kathryn on the list isn’t actually known by the name Kathryn. It’s singer and musician Kathryn Dawn Lang (known popularly as k.d. lang). Also on our list of famous Kathryns are actresses Kathryn Erbe, Kathryn Grayson, and Kathryn Morris, as well as film director Kathryn Bigelow.