Kathy

Kathy - A very unique female name



  Jan 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kathy, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1926 on position #1704. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kathy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kathy? 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 Kathy. The baby girl name Kathy was given to 108 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1416 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,086 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kathy peaked in popularity 61 years ago in 1958 on position 14.



Famous with this name

Kathy Bates
Kathy Baker
Kathy Kersh


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Kathy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kathy is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #642 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,623.

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 Kathy is where you live.


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Kathy origin and meaning

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

Similar to Kathy

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

Katie / Kate / Katy / Kassidy / Kathie / Kathi / Kitty / Katia / Kati / Kattie /

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
20121416
20111341
20101295
20091227
2008984
2007933
2006892
2005851
2004860
2003806
2002706
2001742
2000652
1999641
1998612
1997603
1996529
1995578
1994548
1993561
1992507
1991503
1990504
1989494
1988453
1987433
1986398
1985372
1984345
1983304
1982275
1981259
1980255
1979230
1978218
1977190
1976184
1975159
1974146
1973124
1972108
197190
197077
196976
196876
196764
196659
196554
196439
196334
196227
196125
196021
195915
195814
195720
195620
195522
195423
195323
195229
195135
195038
194942
194855
194764
194679
1945101
1944110
1943135
1942159
1941196
1940256
1939335
1938441
1937598
1936610
1935798
1934890
19331410
1932941
19301796
19291624
19271339
19261704

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama642
California773
New Jersey934
Texas1001
North Carolina1277
New York1436
Florida1623

Even more about Kathy


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 Kathy 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 Kathy?

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 Kathy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 13,086
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1926
2012 births +108

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