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What does Kitty mean?

Kitty \k(it)-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.


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

For more on this name, see also the 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.


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 popularity of Kitty for girls. Kitty reached its highest position of #446 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Kitty rated in the Top 1000 are Catherine (#170 in 2014), Cathy, Kaitlyn (#158), Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katie (#280), Katy, Kay and Kittie. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4878%) and is now much less (usage 0.3155%, down 35.3%), with versions such as Katie, Katy, Kay, Kittie and Kitty falling out of fashion. Kaitlyn (#158) and Kate (#207) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for Kate. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Kitty and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathy, Kaitlyn, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katie, Katy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kay, Kittie, Kitty 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 Kaitey. Other suggested similar baby names are Hitty and Katt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kitty.