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Kitty

What does Kitty mean?

Kitty Pronunciation of Kitty [kit-ty] as a girls' name is pronounced KIH-tee. Pet name for Katherine (Greek) "pure". Also used as an independent name since before the 16th century. In the 17th century, it was used as a slang term for a woman of dubious morals. Author Kitty Kelley.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin), 16th century, 17th century.

Variations

Kitty has 4 variants: Kit, Kitlyn, Kittee and Kittey.

Related girl name: Catherine.

Kitty has 26 more related forms via Katherine: Caity, Cathy, Caty, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaitlyn, Kaity, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katrya, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kitti and Kittie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kety, Kitte, ..

(male) Kitte, Kittyr, ..

How popular is Kitty?

Kitty is a very prominent first name for females (#987 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Kitty for girls. Kitty entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #447 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Kitty rated in the Top 2000 are Catherine (#179 in 2015), Cathy, Kaitlyn (#197), Kate (#222), Katey, Katherine (#84), Kathi, Kathy (#1676), Kati, Katie (#309), Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kit and Kittie. Usage of these forms of Kitty reached its peak in the 1950s (average #952) and is now much less (#1388, 73.2%), with versions such as Catherine becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kitty, Catherine, Cathy, Kaitlyn, Kate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katey, Katherine, Kathi, Kathy, Kati in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katie, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kit, Kittie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kitty is alike in pronunciation to Caitey, Catey, Kaitey, Katia and Katiya. Other suggested similar names are Betty, Britty, Dotty, Etty, Hatty, Hetty, Hitty, Katt, Kiley, Kimmy, Kimy, Kirby, Kirsty, Kitra, Kizzy, Kristy, Letty, Lotty, Matty, Minty, Misty, Natty, Netty, Patty, Sinty and Tetty. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kitty.

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