What 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.
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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Kety, Kitte, ..
(male) Kitte, Kittyr, .. Middle name pairings:
Kitty Paisleigh (K.P.), ..
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)
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.