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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Catherine.
Kitty is a very popular first name for females (#987 out of 4276, Top 23%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#82897 out of 88799, Top 93%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kitty for girls. Kitty reached its highest rank of #446 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kitty and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170) and Kitty. (2014 statistics).