What does Kathy mean?
Related girl name: Catherine.
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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Kasthy, Kethy, ..
(male) Kaney, .. Middle name pairings:
Kathy Addison (K.A.), ..
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)
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.