Cathy

Cathy - A very unique female name



  May 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cathy, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1927 on position #1842. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cathy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cathy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cathy. The baby girl name Cathy was given to 23 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2801 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 61,446 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cathy peaked in popularity 61 years ago in 1958 on position 34.



Famous with this name

Cathy Podewell
Cathy Dennis
Cathy Moriarty


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Cathy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cathy is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,506 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,301.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cathy is where you live.


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Cathy origin and meaning

Cathy is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Cathy, pop culture references for the name Cathy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cathy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cathy, sorted by popularity.

Cassidy / Chasity / Chastity / Chiquita / Cathie / Cody / Chassidy / Cathey / Codi / Cathi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122801
20112707
20103162
20092525
20082645
20072280
20062122
20052082
20041925
20031933
20021772
20011479
20001582
19991402
19981334
19971334
19961399
19951230
19941164
19931216
19921079
1991961
1990903
1989863
1988828
1987752
1986701
1985559
1984521
1983516
1982438
1981410
1980399
1979382
1978338
1977319
1976279
1975251
1974220
1973185
1972169
1971141
1970137
1969133
1968134
1967118
196699
196588
196475
196367
196262
196155
196045
195939
195834
195739
195636
195544
195459
195356
195256
195171
195075
194981
1948104
1947119
1946166
1945230
1944263
1943285
1942315
1941391
1940527
1939587
1938788
1937839
1936967
19351037
19331593
19321274
19271842

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1506
New York2301

Even more about Cathy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cathy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cathy?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1958
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cathy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 61,446
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1927
2012 births +23

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