What does Katya mean?
Katya /ka-tya/ [3 sylls.] 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).
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▼.Kreatif forms: Kaltya, Kitya, Kotya. [more]
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. 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 (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Kaska are seldom used. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4127%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2173%, ▼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)