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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cathey

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Alt. Meaning

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons Named Cathey

Cathey Palyo is a bodybuilder. Cathey was born on March 9th, 1958 in California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cathey

Reg E. Cathey was an actor. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Reg was given the name Reginald E. Cathey on August 18th, 1958 in Huntsville, Alabama. He left this life on August 24th, 2014.

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Jr. James L. Cathey was a --05- 10th MayorofBossier City, Louisiana, and USA. Jr. was born on September 18th, 1919 in Louisiana, USA. They died on February 29th, 1996.

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Morgan was born on June 24th, 1984.

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Hardin Cathey was a baseball player. Hardin was born on July 6th, 1919 in Burns, Tennessee. He left this life on July 27th, 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Cathey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1939 6 6 0
1941 16 16 0
1942 23 23 0
1943 27 27 0
1944 20 20 0
1945 33 33 0
1946 51 51 0
1947 63 63 0
1948 80 80 0
1949 97 97 0
1950 106 106 0
1951 134 134 0
1952 146 146 0
1953 157 157 0
1954 100 100 0
1955 144 144 0
1956 118 118 0
1957 110 110 0
1958 89 89 0
1959 96 96 0
1960 82 82 0
1961 65 65 0
1962 64 64 0
1963 57 57 0
1964 54 54 0
1965 52 52 0
1966 28 28 0
1967 25 25 0
1968 23 23 0
1969 27 27 0
1970 30 30 0
1971 16 16 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 8 8 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 7 7 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 5 5 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 5 5 0

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Popularity of Cathey as a first name

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Popularity of Cathey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cathey U.S.
  White 69.81% 64.26%
  African American 25.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cathey

People with the last name Cathey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cathey

  • How Popular is the name Cathey? Cathey is the 6,359th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cathey was the 4,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cathey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,216 babies born with the first name Cathey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cathey to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cathey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cathey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cathey is Sunday, April 2nd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Cathey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cathey was in 1953 with a total of 157 babies.
  • Random Cathey Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cathey is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Cathey: Your name in reverse order is Yehtac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tcyeha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cathey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,779 people with the last name Cathey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cathey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Cathey as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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