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334k
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since 1880

Kathy

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #208 All Time
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235k Katie (English)
77k Kate (English)
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5k Katia (Slavic)
< 1k Kat (English)
< 1k Kaethe (German)

How popular is the baby 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 8,465 8,450 15 #42 girl name
1950 9,110 9,088 22 #38 girl name
1951 10,431 10,407 24 #35 girl name
1952 12,396 12,370 26 #29 girl name
1953 13,407 13,394 13 #23 girl name
1954 14,196 14,176 20 #23 girl name
1955 15,353 15,320 33 #22 girl name
1956 17,195 17,171 24 #20 girl name
1957 20,283 20,233 50 #20 girl name
1958 23,988 23,943 45 #14 girl name
1959 21,851 21,812 39 #15 girl name
1960 18,522 18,480 42 #21 girl name
1961 16,423 16,380 43 #25 girl name
1962 14,791 14,759 32 #27 girl name
1963 12,244 12,217 27 #34 girl name
1964 10,397 10,373 24 #39 girl name
1965 7,782 7,761 21 #54 girl name
1966 6,331 6,318 13 #59 girl name
1967 5,425 5,405 20 #64 girl name
1968 4,689 4,677 12 #76 girl name
1969 4,766 4,752 14 #77 girl name
1970 4,810 4,798 12 #77 girl name
1971 3,881 3,864 17 #91 girl name
1972 3,045 3,033 12
1973 2,383 2,371 12
1974 1,928 1,921 7
1975 1,702 1,690 12
1976 1,388 1,382 6
1977 1,406 1,406 0
1978 1,138 1,133 5
1979 1,116 1,111 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 340 340 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 141 141 0
2015 126 126 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Kathy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 333,999 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 23,943 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kathies)

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kathy" ranks #39 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 198 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 8,465 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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Kathy

Kathy Castor
Kathy Ferreiro
Kathy Reichs
Kathy Hilton
Kathy Lee
Kathy Orr

Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

T is for treat, that you always are.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Htkya". 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 Oct 17, 2000

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 Spain approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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