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What does Katya mean?

Katya /ka-tya/ as a girls' name. Katya's root is Greek, and the meaning of Katya is "pure". Katya is an alternate form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Katya is also a variation of Katherine (Greek). Katya is also used as a variation of Katie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin)


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

Katya has 63 more related forms via Catherine, Katherine, Katie: Caryn, Cat, Cate, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathi, Cathy, Cathye, Catia, Catina, Catryna, Cay, Caye, Kaatje, Kait, Kaitlyn, Karen, Karena, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Karynn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassia, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kate, Katell, Katena, Katenka, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn, Kathy, Katia, Katica, Katilyn, Katina, Katinka, Katka, Katla, Katrena, Katria, Katrina, Katrya, Katryna, Katt, Katuska, Kay, Kaydi, Kaye and Kit.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ketya, Kitya, ..

(male) Katon, Katyakeo, ..

How popular is Katya?

Katya is a rare first name for females. Katya is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Katya for girls. Katya entered the list in 1994 and reached its apex rank of #1313 in the U.S. in 2000, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Caryn, Cate, Catherine (#170 the previous year), Cathi, Cathy, Catina, Kaitlyn (#158), Karen (#492), Karena, Kari (#1844), Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kate (#207), Katey, Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathryn (#293), Kathy (#1547), Kati, Katia (#1627), Katie (#280), Katilyn, Katina, Katrena, Katrina (#1101), Katy (#1300), Kay, Kaye, Kit, Kittie and Kitty are the popular variation forms of Katya listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Cay, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Katya was more pronounced among parents 54 years ago (usage of 5.3%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.8%, 84.7%), with forms like Kitty becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katya, Caryn, Cate, Catherine, Cathi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathy, Catina, Kaitlyn, Karen, Karena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathie, Kathryn, Kathy, Kati, Katia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katie, Katilyn, Katina, Katrena, Katrina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katy, 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, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names


Katya is alike in pronunciation to Catee. Other recommended names are Aanya, Batya, Bitya, Dalya, Damya, Danya, Darya, Dasya, Datya, Fanya, Galya, Hadya, Haya, Jaya, Kaala, Kaara, Kacia, Kadia, Kadiya, Kady, Kaela, Kaeya, Kahla, Kaia, Kaija, Kaila, Kaira, Kala, Kalea, Kalia, Kalla, Kaly, Kalyn, Kama, Kara, Karma, Karna, Karra, Kary, Karyl, Karyna, Karys, Karysa, Kasha, Katana, Kathe, Kathia, Kathya, Katlyn, Katura, Kaya, Kayla, Kazia, Kenya, Kirya, Kitra, Kostya, Lalya, Latoya, Maiya, Manya, Marya, Maya, Nadya, Nastya, Nasya, Natoya, Panya, Raya, Samya, Talya, Tasya, Taya and Varya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Katya.