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Katie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #313 All Time
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334k Kathy (English)
76k Kate (English)
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5k Katia (Slavic)
3k Katya (Russian)
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< 1k Kaethe (German)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 303 303 0 #76 girl name
1881 279 279 0 #83 girl name
1882 327 327 0 #78 girl name
1883 361 361 0 #78 girl name
1884 360 360 0 #83 girl name
1885 388 388 0 #81 girl name
1886 431 431 0 #80 girl name
1887 440 440 0 #77 girl name
1888 516 516 0 #80 girl name
1889 502 502 0 #80 girl name
1890 509 509 0 #87 girl name
1891 494 494 0 #90 girl name
1892 568 563 5 #86 girl name
1893 504 504 0 #96 girl name
1894 525 525 0 #95 girl name
1895 536 536 0 #100 girl name
1896 516 516 0 #99 girl name
1897 492 492 0
1898 580 580 0
1899 459 459 0
1900 618 618 0
1901 453 453 0
1902 572 572 0
1903 512 512 0
1904 494 494 0
1905 558 553 5
1906 498 498 0
1907 539 539 0
1908 531 531 0
1909 534 534 0
1910 672 672 0
1911 595 595 0
1912 732 732 0
1913 679 674 5
1914 868 861 7
1915 937 937 0
1916 935 935 0
1917 932 927 5
1918 1,013 1,013 0
1919 1,073 1,073 0
1920 1,126 1,121 5
1921 976 976 0
1922 1,051 1,051 0
1923 957 950 7
1924 972 972 0
1925 1,014 1,004 10
1926 859 853 6
1927 896 884 12
1928 823 823 0
1929 766 761 5
1930 743 737 6
1931 753 753 0
1932 759 753 6
1933 749 743 6
1934 719 710 9
1935 732 732 0
1936 632 632 0
1937 615 607 8
1938 642 642 0
1939 654 648 6
1940 636 636 0
1941 655 650 5
1942 652 652 0
1943 637 637 0
1944 564 564 0
1945 583 576 7
1946 598 598 0
1947 586 586 0
1948 622 622 0
1949 659 659 0
1950 506 506 0
1951 547 547 0
1952 483 483 0
1953 534 534 0
1954 499 499 0
1955 476 476 0
1956 486 486 0
1957 512 512 0
1958 555 555 0
1959 657 657 0
1960 593 593 0
1961 595 595 0
1962 564 564 0
1963 546 546 0
1964 522 522 0
1965 452 452 0
1966 451 451 0
1967 420 420 0
1968 457 457 0
1969 618 618 0
1970 703 703 0
1971 760 760 0
1972 772 772 0
1973 807 807 0
1974 1,110 1,110 0
1975 1,299 1,294 5
1976 1,597 1,591 6
1977 2,513 2,505 8
1978 3,427 3,420 7 #90 girl name
1979 4,521 4,510 11 #63 girl name
1980 6,162 6,135 27 #44 girl name
1981 6,622 6,599 23 #44 girl name
1982 6,705 6,678 27 #45 girl name
1983 6,720 6,700 20 #45 girl name
1984 7,194 7,169 25 #44 girl name
1985 8,021 7,993 28 #39 girl name
1986 8,368 8,330 38 #38 girl name
1987 8,210 8,192 18 #38 girl name
1988 7,774 7,759 15 #40 girl name
1989 7,313 7,292 21 #45 girl name
1990 6,526 6,510 16 #55 girl name
1991 6,426 6,412 14 #53 girl name
1992 6,116 6,110 6 #54 girl name
1993 5,456 5,450 6 #63 girl name
1994 4,981 4,974 7 #70 girl name
1995 4,470 4,465 5 #77 girl name
1996 4,312 4,312 0 #82 girl name
1997 3,840 3,840 0 #88 girl name
1998 3,727 3,722 5 #88 girl name
1999 3,526 3,526 0 #92 girl name
2000 3,391 3,391 0 #97 girl name
2001 3,262 3,262 0 #100 girl name
2002 3,222 3,222 0
2003 3,187 3,187 0
2004 3,207 3,198 9
2005 3,171 3,162 9 #99 girl name
2006 3,084 3,084 0
2007 2,994 2,986 8
2008 2,667 2,662 5
2009 2,243 2,243 0
2010 1,895 1,895 0
2011 1,663 1,663 0
2012 1,439 1,439 0
2013 1,311 1,311 0
2014 1,149 1,149 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Katie? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 233,801 babies born with the name Katie in the United States. That's more than enough Katies to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 303 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Katie" was in 1986 with a total of 8,330 babies. (That's a lot of baby Katies)

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Katie" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 81 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 7,313 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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Where is the name Katie popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Katie

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

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Katie was born in 1978 as Kate Noelle Holmes in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

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Katie Price

Katie Price is a businesswoman, singer, television personality, and novelist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Katie was born in 1978 as Katrina Amy Alexandra Alexis Infield in Brighton, England.

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Katie Cassidy

Katie Cassidy is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Katie was born in 1986 as Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin is a television personality, author, and former nurse. Kate was born in 1975 as Katie Irene Kreider in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Katie Couric

Katie Couric is a journalist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Katie was born in 1957 as Katherine Anne Couric in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

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Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Katie was born in 1983 as Katherine Elizabeth McGrath in Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland.

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Alternative Meanings

K is for kid, the child within.

A is for activities, for you have many.

T is for treat, that you always are.

I is for ideals, no higher!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Your name in reverse order is "Eitak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tieak". 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 Katie born Nov 26, 1929

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 Alaska approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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