Over the past 110 years, 615 688 girls and 179 boys have been named Catherine. The name Catherine ranks 39th in the United States among the most common names for girls. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Catherine in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Catherine came in the 1910s and 1920s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.