Meaning and name origin
Katya \k(a)-tya, kat-ya\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Katya is "pure". Katya is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Katherine (Greek): the name may also have come from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic. Katya is also used as a variant of Katie.
Katya is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Katya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170), Katie (#280), Kitty, Kittie, Katy and Kati. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Katya is also pronounced similarly to Katia▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Batya, Datya, Kadia, Kadiya, Kady, Kaeya, Kasya, Kat, Kate▲, Katha, Kathe, Kathi▼, Kathia, Kathy▼, Kathya, Katka, Katla, Katrya, Katt and Kaya▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Katya.