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Meaning and name origin

Kitty \k(it)-ty\ as a girl's 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.


Kitty has 4 variant forms: Kit, Kitlyn, Kittee and Kittey.

For more information, see also the related girl name Catherine.


Kitty is a very popular first name for females (#987 out of 4276, Top 23%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#82897 out of 88799, Top 93%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kitty for girls. Kitty reached its highest rank of #446 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kitty name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kitty and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170) and Kitty. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Catherine, Kitty in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kitty is also pronounced similarly to Kaitey, Kaity, Katey, Katy, Kitti and Kittie. Other suggested similar baby names are Hitty, Kathy and Katt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kitty.