Katy

First Name
20k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

The city in Texas was named after the MKT Railroad, called "the Katy" by railroad officials.

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Katherine and of its variant forms.
  2. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas (M.K.T) Railroad.
    She caught the and left me a mule to ride. Song title.
  3. A village in Poland
  4. A city in Texas
  5. An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  6. An apple cultivar from Sweden

Notable Persons Named Katy

Katy was given the name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25th, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Katy Mixon is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Katy was born on March 30th, 1981 in Pensacola, Florida, U.S.

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Katy Tur is a journalist. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Katy was given the name Katherine Bear Tur by her parent Zoey Tur on October 26th, 1983 in Los Angeles County, California.

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Katy B is an electronica, house music, dubstep, contemporary r&b, electronic dance music, and uk garage singer, songwriter, and bassist. She plays vocals and Bass guitar. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Katy was given the name Kathleen Anne Brien on May 8th, 1989 in Peckham, London, England. Katy is also known as Baby Katy, Brien, and Kathleen Anne.

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Katy Jurado was an actress. She was most active from 1943 to 2002. Katy was given the name María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García on January 16th, 1924 in Guadalajara. She died on July 5th, 2002.

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Katy Wix is an actress and comedienne. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Katy was born on February 28th, 1980 in Cardiff, Wales.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 7 0
1882 5 5 0
1884 5 5 0
1885 7 7 0
1886 6 6 0
1887 10 10 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 6 6 0
1890 13 13 0
1891 10 10 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 14 14 0
1894 12 12 0
1895 17 17 0
1896 10 10 0
1897 15 15 0
1898 7 7 0
1899 17 17 0
1900 17 17 0
1901 16 16 0
1902 24 24 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 15 15 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 17 17 0
1907 24 24 0
1908 20 20 0
1909 23 23 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 13 13 0
1913 28 28 0
1914 40 40 0
1915 41 41 0
1916 44 44 0
1917 45 45 0
1918 45 45 0
1919 66 66 0
1920 57 57 0
1921 41 41 0
1922 51 51 0
1923 65 65 0
1924 60 60 0
1925 65 65 0
1926 43 43 0
1927 47 47 0
1928 52 52 0
1929 57 57 0
1930 42 42 0
1931 49 49 0
1932 42 42 0
1933 46 46 0
1934 48 48 0
1935 57 57 0
1936 66 66 0
1937 59 59 0
1938 57 57 0
1939 77 77 0
1940 81 81 0
1941 80 80 0
1942 66 66 0
1943 69 69 0
1944 68 68 0
1945 55 55 0
1946 75 75 0
1947 76 76 0
1948 76 76 0
1949 60 60 0
1950 76 76 0
1951 69 69 0
1952 60 60 0
1953 63 63 0
1954 76 76 0
1955 66 66 0
1956 82 82 0
1957 117 117 0
1958 146 146 0
1959 180 180 0
1960 185 185 0
1961 172 172 0
1962 189 189 0
1963 157 157 0
1964 160 160 0
1965 140 140 0
1966 110 110 0
1967 91 91 0
1968 109 109 0
1969 132 132 0
1970 165 165 0
1971 153 153 0
1972 147 147 0
1973 163 163 0
1974 194 194 0
1975 207 207 0
1976 219 219 0
1977 323 323 0
1978 440 440 0
1979 461 461 0
1980 508 503 5
1981 577 577 0
1982 563 563 0
1983 562 562 0
1984 565 565 0
1985 654 654 0
1986 655 655 0
1987 674 674 0
1988 587 587 0
1989 585 585 0
1990 469 469 0
1991 430 430 0
1992 457 457 0
1993 397 397 0
1994 349 349 0
1995 328 328 0
1996 274 274 0
1997 279 279 0
1998 257 257 0
1999 243 243 0
2000 220 220 0
2001 218 218 0
2002 239 239 0
2003 233 233 0
2004 239 239 0
2005 226 226 0
2006 210 210 0
2007 216 216 0
2008 214 214 0
2009 194 194 0
2010 183 183 0
2011 200 200 0
2012 165 165 0
2013 159 159 0
2014 184 184 0
2015 142 142 0
2016 133 133 0
2017 113 113 0

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Popularity of Katy as a first name

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Common last names for Katy

  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • Phillips
  • Rogers
  • Lewis

Fun Facts about the name Katy

  • How Popular is the name Katy? Katy is the 1,676th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Katy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,257 babies born with the first name Katy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Katy to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Katy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Katy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Katy is Saturday, November 28th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Katy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Katy was in 1987 with a total of 674 babies.
  • Random Katy Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Katy is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Katy: Your name in reverse order is Ytak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tyak. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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