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pinWhat does Cathy mean?

Cathy /ca-thy/ as a girls' name is pronounced KATH-ee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cathy is "pure". Pet form of Catherine and Catharine. See also Kathy.


Cathy has 5 variants: Cath, Cathi, Cathia, Cathie and Kathy.

Related girl name: Katherine.

Cathy has 65 more alternative forms via Catharine, Catherine, Kathy: Cadi, Cait, Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cass, Cassey, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathern, Catheryn, Cathiryn, Cathlyne, Cathryn, Cathryne, Cathrynn, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Catrin, Catryna, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kaitey, Kaity, Kassy, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathe, Kathee, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie, Kathryn, Kathya, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katy, Katya, Kay and Kitty.

Kreatif forms: Calthy, Cethy, Cothy. [more]

pinHow popular is Cathy?

Cathy is a very popular first name for females (#163 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#47575 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name history of Cathy for girls. Cathy was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #52 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cathy outside U.S.

Katherine (#83 the previous year), Catherine (#170), Kate (#207), Katie (#280), Kathryn (#293), Kathy, Kathie, Kati, Katia, Kay, Katy, Kathi, Kitty, Cari, Caron, Catharine, Caryn, Cathi, Cathie, Caren, Cathryn and Carri are the popular related forms of Cathy. Usage of these relations of Cathy was widespread among parents 64 years ago (usage of 0.427%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.172%, 60%), with versions such as Kati becoming somewhat dated. Kate is the most fashionable girl name here, with this name going through a revival in usage.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathy, Caren, Cari, Caron, Carri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Catharine, Catherine, Cathi, Cathie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathryn, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katy, Kay, Kitty in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Bethy, Cacey, Cacy, Caddy, Cadey, Cady, Caley, Cally, Caltha, Cammy, Candy, Carey, Carly, Carmy, Carry, Cary, Cascy, Casey, Casha, Casy, Catee, Catlyn, Cinthy and Marthy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cathy.