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What does Cat mean?

Cat Pronunciation of Cat [cat] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Cat is "pure". Cat is an alternate spelling of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Cat is also a variant of Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).

Variations

Cat has 6 variants: Cait, Cate, Kait, Kat, Kate and Kit.

51 more alternative forms via Catherine, Katherine: Cadi, Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cass, Cassi, Cassy, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Cato, Catrin, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kaity, Kari, Kas, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katy, Katya, Kay and Kaye.

Creative forms:
(female) Caca, Clan, ..

(male) Caco, Cavy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cat Rosalind (C.R.), ..

How popular is Cat?

Cat is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#90652 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine (#179 in 2015), Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Catina, Kari (#1817), Kate (#222), Katey, Katherine (#84), Kathi, Kathy (#1676), Kati, Katia (#1869), Katie (#309), Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kaye and Kit are the prominent alternative forms of Cat (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Caye, are seldom used. These relations of Cat were popular 65 years ago (median #1079) and are now much less widespread (#1703, 77.6%), with forms such as Kathi becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Catina, Kari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katey, Katherine, Kathi, Kathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katia, Katie, Katy, Katya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kay, Kaye, Kit in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kate, Katherine, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cat is alike in pronunciation to Kaite and Katt. Other suggested similar names are Bat, Cai, Cal, Cam, Cas, Hat, Mat, Nat and Pat. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cat.

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