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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) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#82897 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kitty for girls (2015 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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Catherine, Katherine and Kitty. (2015 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Katherine 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.


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