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▼.Kreatif forms: Kety, Kitby. [more]
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)
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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.