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What does Katie mean?

Katie [ka-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.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


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

Affiliated girl name: Catherine.

Katie has 81 more related forms via Kady, Katherine: Cait, Cari, Carin, Cassie, Cat, Cate, Cathee, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catie, Catina, Catrin, Catrine, Caty, Caye, Kaatje, Kadee, Kadi, Kadia, Kadian, Kadie, Kaedee, Kaidee, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaitlin, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaity, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karrin, Karyn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassia, Kassie, Kasya, Katalin, Katchen, Katell, Katelle, Katena, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie, Kathline, Kathrine, Kathy, Katica, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katleen, Katline, Katrena, Katria, Katriane, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Katrya, Kay, Kaye, Kaylin, Kit, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie and Kitty.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kamtie, Kotie, ..

(male) Katiean, Katieley, ..

How popular is Katie?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Katie for girls. Katie reached its apex position of #41 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #280 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 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. Cari, Carin, Cassie (#1214 in 2014), Cate, Catherine (#170), Cathie, Cathy, Catina, Kadie, Kady, Kaitlin (#1036), Karen (#492), Kari (#1844), Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kassie, Kate (#207), Katey, Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathrine, Kathy (#1547), Kati, Katia (#1627), Katilyn, Katina, Katrena, Katrina (#1101), Katy (#1300), Katya, Kay, Kaydee, Kaye, Kaylin (#547), Kit, Kittie and Kitty are the popular variation forms of Katie (#280 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Caye, are uncommon. These relations of Katie were popular with parents 5 decades ago (average #1149) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1653, down 87%), with versions like Kaitlin becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katie, Cari, Carin, Cassie, Cate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathie, Cathy, Catina, Kadie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kady, Kaitlin, Karen, Kari, Karin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kassie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katey, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathrine, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katina, Katrena, Katrina, Katy, Katya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kay, Kaydee, Kaye, Kaylin, Kit in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kittie, Kitty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katie, Catherine, Kaitlin, Karen, Karin outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kate, Katherine, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names


Katie is alike in pronunciation to Caiti, Caitie, Catee, Catey, Cato, Kaitey and Kittee. Other recommended names are Artie, Attie, Beatie, Calie, Casie, Danie, Ettie, Halie, Hatsie, Hattie, Jacie, Kace, Kaci, Kacia, Kacie, Kacye, Kade, Kaethe, Kahle, Kaia, Kailie, Kaite, Kalae, Kalee, Kalia, Kalie, Kalin, Kallie, Kammie, Kandie, Kani, Karie, Karine, Karlie, Karrie, Kasee, Kasi, Kasie, Kasse, Kathe, Kathey, Kathia, Katrice, Katriel, Katrin, Kayce, Kayde, Kayle, Kaylie, Kazia, Kodie, Korie, Kyrie, Lacie, Lanie, Lotie, Macie, Marie, Martie, Maxie, Mazie, Nattie, Sarie, Tacie, Talie, Tamie, Tatie and Tavie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Katie.