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Katy name meaning

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What does the name Katy mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Katy

User Submitted Origins

English
69%
American
15%
Greek
15%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 people from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Katy is of English origin and means "Pure".
  2. According to a user from China, the name Katy is of American origin and means "Pretty".
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Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Katherine, variant of Katie.
  2. The Missouri–Kansas–Texas (MKT) Railroad.
    She caught the and left me a mule to ride. Song title.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Texas; named for the MKT railroad.
    2. An unincorporated community in Missouri.
    3. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
  4. A village in Subcarpathia, Poland.
  5. An apple cultivar from Sweden.

Notable Persons Named Katy

Notable Persons Named Katy

Katy Perry

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

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Katy Mixon

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

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

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

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

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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  • Katy Manning
    Actress
  • Katy Gallagher
    Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Katy Kung
    Actor
  • Katy Carmichael
    Actress
  • Katy Clark
    For North Ayrshire
  • Katy Kurtzman
    Actress
  • Katy Garbi
    Singing
  • Katy Steele
    Musician
  • Katy Cavanagh
    Actress
  • Katy Dunne
  • Katy Taylor
    Figure Skater
  • Katy Steding
  • Katy Moffatt
    Musician
  • Katy Sexton
    Athlete

Fun Facts about the name Katy

  • How Popular is the name Katy? Katy is the 1,704th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Katy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,470 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 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Katy is not a popular baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Oregon have the same name in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Katy: The name spelled backwards is Ytak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Kyat. How do you pronounce that?
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