Meaning and Name Origin
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)
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)