What does Cathy mean?
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Katherine.
Cathy▼ has 25 more alternative forms via Catharine, Catherine, Kathy: Caitey, Caity, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Catey, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathryn▼, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Cay, Cazzy, Katey, Katha, Kathe, Kathey, Kathi▼, Kathya and Katy▼.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Katherine (#83 the previous year), Catherine (#170), Kathi, Katy, Kathy, Cathryn, Cathi, Cathie and Catharine are the popular related forms of Cathy. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5452%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1747%, down 68%), with versions such as Catharine, Cathy, Cathie, Cathryn and Katy becoming somewhat dated. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Cathy and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)