What does Kitty mean?
Kitty \k(it)-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.
For more on this name, see also the 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▼.
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 popularity of Kitty for girls. Kitty 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 girl names reached its peak during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4878%) and is now much less (usage 0.3155%, down 35.3%), with versions such as Katie, Katy, Kay, Kittie and Kitty falling out of fashion. Kaitlyn (#158) and Kate (#207) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for Kate. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Kitty and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)