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334k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kathy

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #205 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1910550
1914770
191510100
1916880
1917880
1918880
191911110
192010100
192115150
192217170
192312120
192413130
1925990
192634340
192735350
192818180
192935350
193029290
193140400
193258580
193345450
193480800
193599990
19361361360
19371571570
19382462460
19393653650
19406046040
19419479470
19421,5471,5398
19432,0442,03311
19442,4222,4175
19452,7532,7530
19464,1874,1789#79 girl name
19475,7195,69821#64 girl name
19486,1566,1479#55 girl name
19498,4668,45115#42 girl name
19509,1139,09122#38 girl name
195110,42510,40124#35 girl name
195212,39912,37326#29 girl name
195313,40313,39013#23 girl name
195414,19714,17720#23 girl name
195515,35615,32333#22 girl name
195617,19317,16924#20 girl name
195720,28220,23250#20 girl name
195823,98723,94245#14 girl name
195921,84921,81039#15 girl name
196018,52018,47842#21 girl name
196116,42416,38143#25 girl name
196214,78914,75732#27 girl name
196312,24612,21927#34 girl name
196410,39710,37324#39 girl name
19657,7817,76021#54 girl name
19666,3306,31713#59 girl name
19675,4265,40620#64 girl name
19684,6904,67812#76 girl name
19694,7654,75114#77 girl name
19704,8104,79812#77 girl name
19713,8843,86717#91 girl name
19723,0453,03312
19732,3832,37112
19741,9281,9217
19751,7031,69112
19761,3881,3826
19771,4061,4060
19781,1381,1335
19791,1141,1095
19801,0181,0117
19819589580
19828858787
19837707655
19846756705
19856176170
19865705700
19875175170
19885275225
19894694690
19904784780
19914724720
19924744740
19934454450
19944544540
19954094090
19964464460
19973893890
19983863860
19993613610
20003773770
20013393390
20023623620
20033063060
20042822820
20052842840
20062932930
20072932930
20082682680
20092022020
20101901900
20111711710
20121741740
20131391390
20141401400

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 first appeared 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 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kathy" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 183 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 14,789 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Kathy" mean?

Kathy (English): Pure

The name "Kathy" is of English origin and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kyhat". 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.

Where is the name Kathy popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kathy in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kathy

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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Past life for Kathy born Jan 27, 2004

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

Name poster for Kathy

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