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What does Katie mean?

Katie \k(a)-tie\ as a girls' name is pronounced KAY-tee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Katie is "pure". Popular English short form of Katherine. Film director Katt Shea Rubin. See also Kady.


Katie has 16 variants: Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Kati, Katia, Katianne, Katilyn, Katinka, Katiya, Katt, Katy, Katya, Kaydee and Kaydi.

For more information, see also the related girl name Catherine.

Katie has 31 more related forms via Kady, Katherine: Cate, Cathie, Cati, Catie, Kaatje, Kadee, Kadi, Kadia, Kadie, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kari, Karin, Kasia, Kassie, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Katica, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katline, Katria, Katrien, Katrine, Kaye and Kittie.


Katie is a very prominent first name for females (#193 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#148244 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Katie for girls. Katie reached its apex position of #43 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #280 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Katie and affiliated names. Catherine (#170 in 2014), Cathie, Kari, Karin, Kassie, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katina, Katy, Kaye and Kittie are the popular variation forms of Katie (#280 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3914%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1918%, down 51%), with versions like Katia, Katie, Katy, Kaye and Kittie becoming somewhat outmoded. Kate (#207) is the most fashionable birth name in this list, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathie, Kari, Karin, Kassie, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katia, Katie, Katina, Katy, Kaye, Kittie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Katie is alike in pronunciation to Caitie and Catee. Other recommended similar baby names are Kacie, Kade, Kaethe, Kaite, Kalie, Karie, Kasie, Kathe, Kathey, Kathia, Kayde, Kodie and Tatie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Katie.