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Meaning and name origin

Kathy \k(a)-thy\ as a girl's name is pronounced kath-EE. Short form of Katherine. TV host Kathie Lee Gifford; actress Kathy Najimy.


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Catherine.


Kathy is a very popular first name for females (#71 out of 4276, Top 2%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kathy for girls. Kathy reached its highest rank of #22 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kathy name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kathy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170), Kathy, Kathie, Kathi, Cathie and Cathy. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathie, Cathy, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kathy is also pronounced similarly to Catha, Cathi, Cathye and Katha. Other suggested similar baby names are Kady, Kaethe, Kaitey, Kaity, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katiya, Katt, Katy, Katya and Kitty. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kathy.