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pinWhat does Kathy mean?

Kathy /ka-thy/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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

Related girl name: Catherine.

Kathy has 21 more related forms via Katherine, Kathie: Catha, Cathi, Cathye, Caty, Kaity, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathryn, Kati, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katrya, Katy, Katya, Kay and Kitty.

Kreatif forms: Kasthy, Kothy, Kuthy. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kathy for girls. Kathy was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #22 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Catherine (#170 in 2014), Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn (#293), Kati, Katie (#280), Katy, Kay and Kitty are the popular varying forms of Kathy appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Katey are seldom used. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5565%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2645%, 52.5%), with versions like Kathryn, Katie, Katy, Kay and Kitty falling out of fashion. Kate (#207) is the most trendy baby name in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Kathy and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katie, Katy, Kay, Kitty in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Kady, Kaethe, Kaitey, Katia, Katiya and Katt. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kathy.