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What does Catha mean?

Catha Pronunciation of Catha [catha] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Catha means "pure". Catha is an alternate form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Catha has 10 variants: Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie and Kathy.

53 more related forms via Catherine: Cadi, Cait, Caitey, Caitie, Caitria, Caity, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cass, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cath, Catharin, Cathe, Cathern, Cathryn, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catlina, Cato, Catrin, Catrina, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Kati, Katia, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katy and Katya.

Creative forms:
(female) Cacha, Cetha, ..

(male) Cathaw, Cator, ..

Middle name pairings:
Catha Salome (C.S.), ..

How popular is Catha?

Catha is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine (#179 in 2015), Cathern, Cathi, Cathie, Cathryn, Cathy, Catrina, Kate (#222), Katey, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy (#1676), Kati, Katia (#1869), Katie (#309), Katina, Katy (#1547) and Katya are the popular alternative forms of Catha (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Cay, are uncommon. These forms of Catha reached the peak of their popularity 65 years ago (median #1189) and are now significantly less popular (#1770, 86.3% less usage), with forms such as Cathy becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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 Cathern, Cathi, Cathie, Cathryn, Cathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Kate, Katey, Kathi, Kathie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katina in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Catha is pronounced similarly to Cathia, Kathey, Kathia, Kathya and Keitha. Other recommended names are Agatha, Altha, Artha, Atha, Bartha, Basha, Betha, Cacia, Cadhla, Caela, Caera, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Caltha, Cama, Camia, Canda, Canna, Cara, Carla, Carma, Carna, Casha, Casia, Catee (see Kate), Catina, Cayla, Caysha, Cetta, Chanha, Cintha, Cyntha, Cythia, Cytia (see Cynthia), Dasha, Dayha, Eartha, Eltha, Ertha, Etha, Githa, Gytha, Iantha, Kasha, Letha, Martha, Masha, Matha, Pasha, Radha, Reatha, Retha, Sacha, Sarha, Sasha, Tasha, Xantha and Zantha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Catha.

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