Kathy name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Kathy

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  1. According to 3 people from Illinois, U.S., the name Kathy is of English origin and means "Pure".
  2. According to a user from Australia, the name Kathy means "Pure one".
  3. A submission from Canada says the name Kathy means "Pure, Beautiful Eyes. Short form of Catherine" and is of Greek origin.
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  1. A diminutive of the female given names Katherine, Kathleen, and related names; also used as a formal given name.

Notable Persons Named Kathy

Notable Persons Named Kathy

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin is an observational comedy, ribaldry, black comedy, and improvisational theatre comedian. Kathy was given the name Kathleen Mary Griffin on November 4th, 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois.

Kathy Bates

She has been prominent since 1971. Kathy was given the name Kathleen Doyle Bates on June 28th, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Kathy was given the name Kathy Ann Najimy on February 6th, 1957 in San Diego, California, U.S.

Kathy Hilton

Kathy Hilton is an actress, fashion designer, and philanthropist. Kathy was given the name Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino on March 13th, 1959 in New York City, New York, United States.

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is a crime and since 1997 forensic anthropology, novelist, and professor. Kathy was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Kathy was given the name Katherine Whitton Baker on June 8th, 1950 in Midland, Texas, U.S.

  • Kathy Ireland
  • Kathy Garver
  • Kathy Etchingham
  • Kathy Valentine
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Kathy Kirby
  • Kathy Staff
  • Kathy Hochul
    Deputy County Clerk of Erie County
  • Kathy Sierra
  • Kathy Castor
    Office Holder
  • Kathy Shower
    Playboy Playmate
  • Kathy Chow
  • Kathy Long
  • Kathy Cronkite
    Mental Health Advocate

Fun Facts about the name Kathy

  • What name lists does Kathy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kathy? Kathy is the 217th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kathy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 334,446 babies born with the first name Kathy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kathy to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kathy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kathy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kathy is Wednesday, January 6th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Kathy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kathy was in 1958 with a total of 23,941 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kathy!
  • Random Kathy Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kathy ranks 59th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 29 babies in North Dakota have the same name in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Kathy: The name spelled backwards is Yhtak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ahykt. How do you pronounce that?
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