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What does Kathy mean?

Kathy Pronunciation of Kathy as a girls' name is pronounced kath-EE. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kathy is "pure". Short form of Katherine. TV host Kathie Lee Gifford; actress Kathy Najimy. Also form of Catherine.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, pure (virgin)


VARIANTS Cathie, Cathy, Kathe, Kathee, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie, Kathya

RELATED FORMS VIA KATHERINE, KATHIE Caity, Cat, Cate, Catha, Cathee, Cathi, Cathryn, Cathye, Cati, Catie, Caty, Cay, Kaatje, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaitlyn, Kaity, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Katchen, Kate, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katey, Katha, Katharyn, Katheryn, Kathiryn, Kathleyn, Kathlyne, Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kati, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit, Kittey, Kitti, Kitty

(female) Kethy, ..

(male) Kaney, ..

Kathy Kiara (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kathy?

Kathy is a very prominent first name for women (#71 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#130443 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kathy was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #22 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Cate, Catherine (#204 IN 2018), Cathi, Cathie, Cathryn, Cathy, Kaitlyn (#387), Karen (#635), Kari (#1569), Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kate (#285), Katey, Katharyn, Kathe, Katherine (#112), Katheryn, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie, Kathryn (#453), Kathryne, Kati, Katie (#449), Katina, Katy (#1790), Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit and Kitty are the popular varying forms of Kathy appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Kat, are seldom used. These forms of Kathy reached the top of their popularity 68 years ago (MEDIAN #977) and have become significantly less common since (#1663, 90%), with versions like Katina becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy, Cate, Catherine, Cathi, Cathie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathryn, Cathy, Kaitlyn, Karen, Kari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katey, Katharyn, Kathe, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katheryn, Kathey, Kathi, Kathia, Kathie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Kathryne, Kati, Katie, Katina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit, Kitty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kaitlyn, Karen, Karin, Kate outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathryn, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kathy is alike in pronunciation to Cathia and Keitha. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bethy, Kacey, Kacy, Kady, Kaethe, Kaitey, Kaley, Kally, Kaly, Kandy, Karly, Karry, Kary, Kasey, Kasha, Kassy, Kasy, Kathlyn, Katia, Katiya, Katlyn, Katt, Kaysy and Marthy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kathy.

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