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Meaning and Name Origin

Kathy \k(a)-thy\ as a girls' name is pronounced kath-EE. 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.

For more on this name, see also the 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.


Kathy is a very prominent first name for women (#71 out of 4276, Top 2%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (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. during 1950-1959, 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.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kathy and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Kathy appearing in the Top 1000 are Catherine (#170 in 2014), Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn (#293), Kati, Katie (#280), Katy, Kay and Kitty. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 and have become significantly less popular since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn, Kathy 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.

Similar Names

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