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pinWhat does Cathy mean?

Cathy /ca-thy/ [2 sylls.] 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 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.

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. 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)

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), 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%, 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)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathryn, Katherine, Kathi, Kathy, Katy in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Caddy, Cadey, Cady and Catee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cathy.