What does Katya mean?
Katya \k(a)-tya, kat-ya\ as a girls' name. Katya's root is Greek, and the meaning of Katya is "pure". Katya is a form of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Katya is also a variation of Katherine (Greek). Katya is also used as a variation of Katie.
Katya has 24 more related forms via Catherine, Katherine, Katie: Catha, Catia, Karyn▼, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kasya, Kat, Kate, Katena, Katha, Kathi▼, Kathy▼, Katia▼, Katica, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrya, Katryna, Katt, Kay▼ and Kaye▼.
Katya is a rare first name for females. Katya is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Catherine (#170 the previous year), Karyn, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie (#280), Katina, Katy, Kay, Kaye, Kittie and Kitty are the popular variation forms of Katya (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4127%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2173%, down 47.3%), with forms like Katie, Kay, Kaye, Kittie and Kitty becoming somewhat outmoded. Kate (#207) is the most chic girl name here, and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for this name. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Katya and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)