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Kathy

What does Kathy mean?

Kathy Pronunciation of Kathy [kathy] as a girls' name is pronounced kath-EE. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kathy is "pure". Short form of Katherine. TV host Kathie Lee Gifford; actress Kathy Najimy.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).

Variations

Kathy has 9 variants: Cathie, Cathy, Kathe, Kathee, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie and Kathya.

Related girl name: Catherine.

Kathy has 65 more related forms via Katherine, Kathie: Caity, Cat, Cate, Catha, Cathee, Cathi, Cathryn, Cathye, Cati, Catie, Caty, Cay, Kaatje, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaitlyn, Kaity, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Katchen, Kate, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katey, Katha, Katharyn, Katheryn, Kathiryn, Kathleyn, Kathlyne, Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kati, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit, Kittey, Kitti and Kitty.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kasthy, Kethy, ..

(male) Kaney, Kathyfe, ..

How popular is Kathy?

Kathy is a very prominent first name for women (#71 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#130443 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name history of Kathy for girls. Kathy was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #22 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #1676 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cate, Catherine (#179 in 2015), Cathi, Cathie, Cathryn, Cathy, Kaitlyn (#197), Karen (#504), Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kate (#222), Katey, Katharyn, Kathe, Katherine (#84), Katheryn, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie, Kathryn (#319), Kathryne, Kati, Katie (#309), Katina, Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit and Kitty are the popular varying forms of Kathy (#1676 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Kat, are seldom used. These forms of Kathy reached the top of their popularity 55 years ago (median #1043) and have become significantly less common since (#1634, 86%), with versions like Catherine becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy, Cate, Catherine, Cathi, Cathie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathryn, Cathy, Kaitlyn, Karen, Kari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katey, Katharyn, Kathe, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katheryn, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Kathryne, Kati, Katie, Katina in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Kathy is alike in pronunciation to Cathia and Keitha. Other recommended names are Bethy, Kacey, Kacy, Kady, Kaethe, Kaitey, Kaley, Kally, Kaly, Kandy, Karly, Karry, Kary, Kasey, Kasha, Kassy, Kasy, Kathlyn, Katia, Katiya, Katlyn, Katt, Kaysy and Marthy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kathy.

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