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The first name 

Katrin is a first name for girls.

Katrin – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Katrin in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Katrin in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Katrin by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Katrin ranks at #9,968. That means there are 9,967 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Katrin.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Katrin -
an underrated contemporary

While Katrin isn't one of the most popular names of all time, it does seem to have attracted parents especially in the second half of last century. In 1977 the name Katrin reached its highest popularity with #2,207 in our ranking of all female first names. As it is so exquisite, mothers and fathers did not always come up with the idea of naming their daughter Katrin. One might assume that this was because the name was only occasionally in keeping with the spirit of the times - and girls in those decades were given the unusual and beautiful name of Katrin.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Katrin was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Katrin in 2022 – marvelously unusual

In 2022, 8 babies were born with the name Katrin. This puts the name in rank 9,733 in the SmartGenius statistics - or in other words, one in 18,528,988 newborns was named Katrin that year. Ever since first names have been registered, Katrin has been and remains marvelously unusual!

Katrin -
at home in California and New York

Meeting a woman or girl named Katrin is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Katrin can be found in only two: California and New York. No other state currently has residents named Katrin. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few women and girls called Katrin living in one state or another (if your name is Katrin and you live outside of California or New York, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Katrin is in California, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in California, only 0.00022% of all female residents are named Katrin – that’s just one in 451,906! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 50 women with that name. So, if your name is Katrin, chances are you will never meet another woman with your beautiful first name.

Katrin has 6 letters 
and begins with a K

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter K is a real popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 7.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, S and M are more common for girls' names.

With six letters, the name Katrin is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 7.5% of all girls' names start with a K, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the girls' names that begin with a K, Karen is the most common.

Other names with 
K, a, t, r, i and n

If you take all the letters in the name Katrin – K, a, t, r, i and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Kirtan or Trinka.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Katrin

If your name is Katrin and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Katrin

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Katrin, you can simply say:







This is how the name Katrin is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Katrin in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Katrin

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Katrin is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Katrin

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Katrin sounds like this: