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


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Katherine, Kati, Katie, Katy, Kittie, Kitty in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.