Kitty

First Name
12k
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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Origin and Meaning of Kitty

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kit"ty
Senses
  1. A kitten; also, a pet name or calling name for the cat.
  2. Etymology: Etym. uncertain

    [Gaming] The percentage taken out of a pool to pay for refreshments, or for the expenses of the table;by extension,any pool of money aggregated from small contributions.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Informal terms referring to a domestic cat
  2. Young domestic cat
  3. The cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
  4. The combined stakes of the betters
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of Katherine and related female given names.
  2. A generic name for a cat.

Notable Persons Named Kitty

Kitty Pryde is a comics character.

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Kitty Carlisle was an actor, singing, spokesperson, actress, singer, and spokeswoman. She was most active from 1932 to 2006. Kitty was given the name Catherine Conn on September 3rd, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Kitty is also known as Kitty Carlisle Hart. She passed away on April 17th, 2007.

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Kitty was born in 1962 in Bahrain.

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Kitty was given the name Katharine Dickson on December 26th, 1936 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Kitty Wells was a country music, honky-tonk, nashville sound, and gospel music musician. Her career lasted from 1949 to 2000. Kitty was given the name Ellen Muriel Deason on August 30th, 1919 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Kitty is also known as The Queen of Country Music; The Clock Stopper. She died on July 16th, 2012.

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Kitty Winn is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1969 to 1984. Kitty was born on February 21st, 1943 in Washington, D.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kitty

Hello Kitty is a fictional character.

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Kitty is a cloud rap, hip hop music, dream pop, and synthpop rapping. She has been prominent since 2011. Kitty was given the name Kathryn-Leigh Beckwith on February 25th, 1993. Kitty is also known as Kitty Pryde, Beckwith, and Kathryn (real name); Kitty Pryde (stage name).

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Srinagar Kitty is an actor. Srinagar was given the name Krishna on July 8th, 1977 in Bangalore, India.

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Fred was born in 2005 in Brooklyn, New York. They passed away on August 10th, 2006.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 22 22 0
1882 19 19 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 16 16 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 31 31 0
1887 33 33 0
1888 28 28 0
1889 28 28 0
1890 27 27 0
1891 29 29 0
1892 29 29 0
1893 31 31 0
1894 29 29 0
1895 30 30 0
1896 35 35 0
1897 30 30 0
1898 37 37 0
1899 25 25 0
1900 39 39 0
1901 32 32 0
1902 39 39 0
1903 29 29 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 33 33 0
1906 37 37 0
1907 38 38 0
1908 32 32 0
1909 41 41 0
1910 46 46 0
1911 48 48 0
1912 55 55 0
1913 58 58 0
1914 81 81 0
1915 105 105 0
1916 89 89 0
1917 91 91 0
1918 97 97 0
1919 89 89 0
1920 85 85 0
1921 83 83 0
1922 95 95 0
1923 107 107 0
1924 127 127 0
1925 127 127 0
1926 127 127 0
1927 117 117 0
1928 122 122 0
1929 119 119 0
1930 114 114 0
1931 123 123 0
1932 126 126 0
1933 121 121 0
1934 123 123 0
1935 130 130 0
1936 105 105 0
1937 106 106 0
1938 136 136 0
1939 121 121 0
1940 150 150 0
1941 172 172 0
1942 168 168 0
1943 182 182 0
1944 174 174 0
1945 210 210 0
1946 294 294 0
1947 358 358 0
1948 288 288 0
1949 239 239 0
1950 227 227 0
1951 228 228 0
1952 193 193 0
1953 209 209 0
1954 220 220 0
1955 269 269 0
1956 278 278 0
1957 261 261 0
1958 355 355 0
1959 312 312 0
1960 263 263 0
1961 231 231 0
1962 235 235 0
1963 186 186 0
1964 169 169 0
1965 127 127 0
1966 126 126 0
1967 88 88 0
1968 77 77 0
1969 73 73 0
1970 84 84 0
1971 68 68 0
1972 66 66 0
1973 65 65 0
1974 62 62 0
1975 42 42 0
1976 42 42 0
1977 62 62 0
1978 57 57 0
1979 54 54 0
1980 43 43 0
1981 48 48 0
1982 27 27 0
1983 29 29 0
1984 23 23 0
1985 23 23 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 29 29 0
1989 16 16 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 30 30 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 23 23 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 21 21 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 23 23 0
1998 18 18 0
1999 26 26 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 17 17 0
2002 11 11 0
2003 12 12 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 16 16 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 11 11 0
2008 15 15 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 11 11 0
2011 10 10 0
2012 10 10 0
2013 15 15 0
2014 14 14 0
2015 10 10 0
2016 7 7 0
2017 12 12 0

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Popularity of Kitty as a first name

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Popularity of Kitty as a last name

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Common last names for Kitty

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Hall
  • Nelson
  • Kelly

Fun Facts about the name Kitty

  • How Popular is the name Kitty? Kitty is the 2,300th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kitty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,620 babies born with the first name Kitty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kitty to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kitty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Kitty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kitty is Thursday, March 18th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Kitty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kitty was in 1947 with a total of 358 babies.
  • Random Kitty Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kitty is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Kitty: Your name in reverse order is Yttik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tkyti. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.