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pinWhat does Kitty mean?

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.


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: Kety, Kitby. [more]

pinHow 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 #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 forms of Kitty reached its peak in the 1980s (average #512) and is somewhat lower today (#684, 35.3%), with versions such as Kitty becoming less fashionable. Katherine is more familiar than the rest, although Kaitlyn seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kitty, Catherine, Cathy, Kaitlyn, Kate in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katy, Kay, Kittie in U.S.

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

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Kitty is alike in pronunciation to Caitey, Catey, Kaitey, Katia and Katiya. Other suggested similar baby 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.