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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 also pronounced similarly to Kaitey, Kaity, Katey, Katy, Kitti and Kittie. Other suggested similar baby names are Hitty, Kathy and Katt.


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 names popularity of Kitty name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Kitty with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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

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


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