If your name is Katherine, the best word to describe you is “leader.” You are creative and resourceful, and you work hard to put all your ideas into action. Even though you are hard-driving and intensely motivated, you are sociable, friendly, and well liked. That is, of course, as long as nobody tries to stand in the way of your goals or tell you what to do! Once you make up your mind to get something done, that’s the end of the story! You are always thinking up new ideas, but sometimes you lose interest in them. For this reason, you really prefer a working environment and social situations that allow you as much independence as possible. You are enthusiastic, energetic, and eager to please.
Because of all these skills, particularly your charming conversation skills and social nature, you do very well in situations where you deal with the public. You are also someone that others come to for good advice, though you might not be keen to take it yourself!
Katherine is the English variant of the French spelling Catherine. Catherine was the name of a popular Christian saint from Alexandria, Egypt in the fourth century. Saint Catherine of Alexandria was originally honored in Syria, but crusaders returning to Western Europe from the East introduced the name to the West.
Both Catherine and Katherine have been popular names for girls in the United States for over one hundred years. Recently, the variation Katherine has overtaken Catherine and Kathryn as the most popular form in the United States. Except for a short time in the 1930s, Katherine has enjoyed its place in the Top 100 most popular girls’ names for over a century.
Best-known among celebrity Katherines is Katherine Heigl, famous for her five-year role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” Her well-known films include “27 Dresses” and “New Year’s Eve.” Soap opera fans certainly know Katherine Kelly Lang, who has played Brooke Forrester on the soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” since 1987. “Soap” fans know Katherine Helmond, of course, for her portrayal of Jessica Tate. She also played the quintessential mother who refuses to grow old on “Who’s the Boss?” and on “Everybody Loves Raymond.”