What does Katy mean?
Katy [katy] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and Katy means "pure". Katy is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Katy is also a derivative of Katherine (Greek). Katy is also used as a derivative of Katie (Greek). See also Cady and Kady.
61 more different relations via Catherine, Katherine, Katie: Cadi, Cait, Cari▼, Caryn▼, Cass, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathi, Cathy▼, Cathye, Catia, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kaatje, Kait, Kaitlyn▼, Karen▼, Kari▼, Karin▼, Karon, Karri, Karyn▼, Karynn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassey, Kassi, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kate, Katell, Katena, Katha, Kathee, Kathi▼, Kathie▼, Kathryn▼, Kathy▼, Katia, Katica, Katilyn, Katina▼, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrya, Katryna, Katt, Kay▼, Kaydi, Kaye▼ and Kit.Creative forms:
(female) Katu, Kety, ..
(male) Katis, Katon, .. Middle name pairings:
Katy Alannah (K.A.), ..
How popular is Katy?
Katy is a very popular first name for women (#817 out of 4276, Top 19%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Katy reached its top rank of #388 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #1547. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Katherine (#84 from current records), Catherine (#179), Kaitlyn (#197), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Kathryn (#319), Karen (#504), Kathy (#1676), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kati, Katilyn, Katina, Katya, Kittie, Kitty, Kit, Kaye, Kay, Kathie, Cari, Caryn, Karin, Kady, Cathy, Cassy, Cathi, Karon, Karri, Katey, Cate, Cady, Kassi, Karyn and Kathi are the prominent related forms of Katy (#1547 from current records). These forms of Katy were favored as baby names during 1960-1969 (average #1059) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1631, ▼86%), with versions like Kari becoming somewhat dated.
Katy▼ is pronounced similarly to Caiti and Catee. Other suggested similar names are Etty, Hatty, Ka-, Kace, Kacey, Kaci, Kacy, Kacye, Kade, Kadi, Kaeya, Kai▲, Kaia▲, Kaite, Kala▼, Kaley▼, Kali▲, Kally, Kaly, Kalyn▼, Kama, Kami, Kandy, Kani, Kara▼, Karly, Karry, Kary, Karyl, Karys, Kasey▼, Kasi, Kasy, Kathe, Kathey, Kathya, Katlyn▼, Kaya, Kaysy, Kealy, Keavy, Kimy, Kody, Kory, Marty, Matty, Natty and Patty▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Katy.See names in meaning and etymology.