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What does Katy mean?

Katy Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Katy has 23 variants: Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Catey, Cati, Catie, Cato, Caty, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kata, Katee, Katey, Kati, Katiya, Katya, Kittee, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie and Kitty.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katy name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katy, Cady, Cari, Caryn, Cassy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cate, Catherine, Cathi, Cathy, Kady in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlyn, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kate, Katey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn, Kathy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katia, Katie, Katilyn, Katina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit, Kittie, Kitty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kaitlyn, Karen, Karin, Kate outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathryn, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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