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What does Kat mean?

Kat Pronunciation of Kat [kat] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and Kat means "pure". Kat is an alternate form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kat is also a variation of Katherine (Greek). Kat is also used as a variation of Katie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Kat has 7 variants: Cait, Cat, Cate, Kait, Kate, Katt and Kit.

62 more alternative forms via Catherine, Katherine, Katie: Cadi, Caity, Cari, Cass, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathi, Cathy, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Cay, Caye, Kaatje, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassy, Kasya, Kata, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katey, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katica, Katina, Katiya, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrya, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaydi, Kaye, Kitti and Kitty.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaat, Khat, ..

(male) Kaer, Kar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kat Chloe (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kat?

Kat is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Cari, Cate, Catherine (#179 via latest list), Cathi, Cathy, Karen (#504), Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kate (#222), Katey, Katherine (#84), Kathi, Kathie, Kathy (#1676), Kati, Katia (#1869), Katie (#309), Katina, Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit and Kitty are the popular alternative forms of Kat (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Kat reached its peak in the 1960s (median #911) and is now significantly reduced (#1650, 88.4% less usage), with forms like Kitty becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cari, Cate, Catherine, Cathi, Cathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Kassi, Kate, Katey, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Kit, Kitty in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kat is alike in pronunciation to Kaite. Other recommended names are Bat, Hat, Ka-, Kai, Mat, Nat and Pat. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kat.

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