What does Cathy mean?
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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Carthy, Cethy, ..
(male) Cachi, Caton, .. Middle name pairings:
Cathy Shelby (C.S.), ..
How 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)
Cathy was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #52 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Katherine (#84 the previous year), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Kathryn (#319), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Katia (#1869), Kathey, Kitty, Katey, Kathi, Kathe, Kathia, Katya, Kathie, Kay, Kati, Caryn, Cassey, Cassi, Carri, Caron, Cari, Carin, Cassy, Cate, Cathie, Cathryn, Cathi, Catheryn, Catharine, Cathern and Caren are the popular related forms of Cathy. Usage of these relations of Cathy was widespread among parents 65 years ago (usage of 2.84%) and is now much lower (usage 0.61%, ▼78%), with versions such as Cari becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Bethy, Cacey, Cacy, Caddy, Cadey, Cady, Caley, Cally, Caltha, Cammy, Candy▼, Carey▼, Carly▼, Carmy, Carry, Cary, Cascy, Casey▼, Casha, Casy, Catee (see Kate), Catlyn, Cinthy and Marthy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cathy.See names in meaning and etymology.