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Origin & Meaning

The name Kathy is of English origin.

The meaning of Kathy is "pure, chaste".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1547  in baby name popularity for girls with 140 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Kathy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kathy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kathy to other names.


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Related Names

Kathy is a diminutive (nickname) of Katherine, Kathleen.

Variants of the name Kathy include Kathi, Kathie.

Other Tidbits

Kathy falls into the song name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kathy Whitworth, Kathy Griffin.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kathy in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kathy.

Just for fun, see the name Kathy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kathy in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.