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334k
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since 1880

Kathy

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #205 All Time
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234k Katie (English)
76k Kate (English)
20k Katy (English)
12k Kitty (English)
5k Katia (Slavic)
< 1k Kat (English)
< 1k Kaethe (German)

How popular is the name "Kathy" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1910 5 5 0
1914 7 7 0
1915 10 10 0
1916 8 8 0
1917 8 8 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 11 11 0
1920 10 10 0
1921 15 15 0
1922 17 17 0
1923 12 12 0
1924 13 13 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 34 34 0
1927 35 35 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 35 35 0
1930 29 29 0
1931 40 40 0
1932 58 58 0
1933 45 45 0
1934 80 80 0
1935 99 99 0
1936 136 136 0
1937 157 157 0
1938 246 246 0
1939 365 365 0
1940 604 604 0
1941 947 947 0
1942 1,547 1,539 8
1943 2,044 2,033 11
1944 2,422 2,417 5
1945 2,753 2,753 0
1946 4,187 4,178 9 #79 girl name
1947 5,719 5,698 21 #64 girl name
1948 6,156 6,147 9 #55 girl name
1949 8,466 8,451 15 #42 girl name
1950 9,113 9,091 22 #38 girl name
1951 10,425 10,401 24 #35 girl name
1952 12,399 12,373 26 #29 girl name
1953 13,403 13,390 13 #23 girl name
1954 14,197 14,177 20 #23 girl name
1955 15,356 15,323 33 #22 girl name
1956 17,193 17,169 24 #20 girl name
1957 20,282 20,232 50 #20 girl name
1958 23,987 23,942 45 #14 girl name
1959 21,849 21,810 39 #15 girl name
1960 18,520 18,478 42 #21 girl name
1961 16,424 16,381 43 #25 girl name
1962 14,789 14,757 32 #27 girl name
1963 12,246 12,219 27 #34 girl name
1964 10,397 10,373 24 #39 girl name
1965 7,781 7,760 21 #54 girl name
1966 6,330 6,317 13 #59 girl name
1967 5,426 5,406 20 #64 girl name
1968 4,690 4,678 12 #76 girl name
1969 4,765 4,751 14 #77 girl name
1970 4,810 4,798 12 #77 girl name
1971 3,884 3,867 17 #91 girl name
1972 3,045 3,033 12
1973 2,383 2,371 12
1974 1,928 1,921 7
1975 1,703 1,691 12
1976 1,388 1,382 6
1977 1,406 1,406 0
1978 1,138 1,133 5
1979 1,114 1,109 5
1980 1,018 1,011 7
1981 958 958 0
1982 885 878 7
1983 770 765 5
1984 675 670 5
1985 617 617 0
1986 570 570 0
1987 517 517 0
1988 527 522 5
1989 469 469 0
1990 478 478 0
1991 472 472 0
1992 474 474 0
1993 445 445 0
1994 454 454 0
1995 409 409 0
1996 446 446 0
1997 389 389 0
1998 386 386 0
1999 361 361 0
2000 377 377 0
2001 339 339 0
2002 362 362 0
2003 306 306 0
2004 282 282 0
2005 284 284 0
2006 293 293 0
2007 293 293 0
2008 268 268 0
2009 202 202 0
2010 190 190 0
2011 171 171 0
2012 174 174 0
2013 139 139 0
2014 140 140 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Kathy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 333,866 babies born with the name Kathy in the United States. That's more than enough Kathies to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kathy" was in 1958 with a total of 23,942 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kathies)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kathy" ranks #74 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 11 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 9,113 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kathy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kathy as well as things modernly associated with the name Kathy such as celebrities named Kathy.

English

Origin and Meaning of Kathy

The name "Kathy" is of English origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Kathy was born in 1948 as Kathleen Doyle Bates in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin is a comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Kathy was born in 1966 as Kathleen Mary Griffin in Oak Park, Illinois.

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Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland is a model, actress, and entrepreneur. Kathy was born in 1963 as Kathleen Marie Ireland in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Kathy was born in 1957 as Kathy Ann Najimy in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Kathy was born in 1950 as Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, Texas, U.S.

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Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke is an actress, comedian, playwright, and theatre director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Kathy was born in 1964 as Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke in Camden, London, England.

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Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yhkta". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kathy born Dec 15, 1997

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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