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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1918 5 5 0
1919 8 8 0
1920 5 5 0
1921 7 7 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 13 13 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 17 17 0
1927 17 17 0
1928 20 20 0
1929 14 14 0
1930 25 25 0
1931 24 24 0
1932 29 29 0
1933 35 35 0
1934 47 47 0
1935 60 60 0
1936 53 53 0
1937 72 72 0
1938 90 90 0
1939 144 144 0
1940 195 195 0
1941 312 312 0
1942 483 483 0
1943 606 606 0
1944 680 680 0
1945 830 824 6
1946 1,628 1,623 5
1947 2,869 2,859 10
1948 3,570 3,562 8
1949 4,423 4,408 15 #81 girl name
1950 5,042 5,032 10 #75 girl name
1951 5,693 5,693 0 #71 girl name
1952 7,018 7,010 8 #56 girl name
1953 7,316 7,303 13 #56 girl name
1954 7,220 7,214 6 #59 girl name
1955 8,670 8,655 15 #44 girl name
1956 10,158 10,135 23 #36 girl name
1957 10,339 10,316 23 #39 girl name
1958 10,954 10,935 19 #34 girl name
1959 10,435 10,412 23 #39 girl name
1960 9,159 9,138 21 #45 girl name
1961 8,217 8,198 19 #55 girl name
1962 7,168 7,148 20 #62 girl name
1963 6,330 6,320 10 #67 girl name
1964 5,519 5,501 18 #75 girl name
1965 4,158 4,153 5 #88 girl name
1966 3,431 3,420 11 #99 girl name
1967 2,835 2,827 8
1968 2,407 2,400 7
1969 2,531 2,521 10
1970 2,596 2,585 11
1971 2,279 2,270 9
1972 1,735 1,735 0
1973 1,442 1,437 5
1974 1,174 1,169 5
1975 970 970 0
1976 808 808 0
1977 744 744 0
1978 639 639 0
1979 587 587 0
1980 568 568 0
1981 534 534 0
1982 486 486 0
1983 371 371 0
1984 373 373 0
1985 362 362 0
1986 272 272 0
1987 246 246 0
1988 227 227 0
1989 224 224 0
1990 210 210 0
1991 209 209 0
1992 187 187 0
1993 153 153 0
1994 164 164 0
1995 142 142 0
1996 128 128 0
1997 133 133 0
1998 124 124 0
1999 116 116 0
2000 119 119 0
2001 120 120 0
2002 93 93 0
2003 103 103 0
2004 104 104 0
2005 93 93 0
2006 88 88 0
2007 79 79 0
2008 61 61 0
2009 56 56 0
2010 52 52 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 56 56 0
2013 59 59 0
2014 48 48 0
2015 64 64 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Cathy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 170,352 babies born with the name Cathy in the United States. That's more than enough Cathies to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cathy" was in 1958 with a total of 10,935 babies. (That's a lot of baby Cathies)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cathy" ranks #46 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 248 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 5,693 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 "Cathy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cathy as well as things modernly associated with the name Cathy such as celebrities named Cathy.

Origin and Meaning of Cathy

The name "Cathy" is of Greek origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Catherine". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Cathy Moriarty

Cathy Moriarty is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Cathy was born in 1960 in The Bronx, New York, US.

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Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman is a sportsperson. Cathy was born in 1973 in Slade Point, Mackay, Queensland.

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Cathy Rigby

Cathy Rigby is a speaker, actress, and former gymnast. Cathy was born in 1952 in Los Alamitos, California.

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Cathy O'Donnell

Cathy O'Donnell is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1945 to 1964. Cathy was born in 1923 as Ann Steely in Siluria, Shelby County Alabama, U.S.

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Cathy Tsui

Cathy was born in 1982.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cathy

Cathy Duffy
Cathy Hughes
Cathy Jean
Cathy Jennings
Cathy Lanier
Cathy Young
Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers
Cathy Vasapoli
Cathy Novelli

Alternative Meanings

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

A is for activities, for you have many.

T is for treat, that you always are.

H is for hug, give one today!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hcaty". 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 Cathy born May 18, 2006

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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 Mongolia approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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