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pinWhat does Kathy mean?

Kathy /ka-thy/ 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 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: Kasthy, Kethy, Kythy. [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, Cathryn, Cathy, Kaitlyn (#158), Karen (#492), Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Katheryn, Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn (#293), Kathryne, Kati, Katie (#280), Katina, Katy, Kay, Kaye and Kitty are the popular varying forms of Kathy appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Katharyn, are seldom used. These forms of Kathy reached the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (median #552) and are somewhat less common today (#803, 56%), with versions like Karen, Kathryn, Kathy, Kati and Katie falling out of fashion. Kaitlyn and Kate are two of the more trendy baby names in this list, with Kate 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, Cathryn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathy, Kaitlyn, Karen, Kari, Karin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kate, Katherine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katheryn, Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn, Kathryne in U.S.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaye, 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.

pinSimilar Names

Kathy is alike in pronunciation to Cathia and Keitha. Other recommended similar baby 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.