Cathy

Pronunciation: ka-hthe-e
Origin: Greece
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

The name Cathy is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "pure". It is a diminutive form of Catherine, which is derived from the Greek word "Aikaterina". The name has been borne by several saints, including St. Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th-century martyr who suffered torture on a spiked wheel. The origin of the name Cathy can be traced back to Greek, but its specific origin is unclear. The name has been adapted into various forms and spellings, such as Kathy, Kathi, Caitlin, and Katharina. Cathy offers versatility and inspiration, making it a popular choice for parents who want to celebrate their daughter's innocence and purity. The name is also sometimes used as an independent name, distinct from Catherine or Kathleen.

Cathy Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Cathy is currently #691 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Cathy is currently #377 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Cathy is currently #682 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Cathy is currently #375 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Cathy

  • Cathy Freeman: Cathy Freeman is an Australian former sprinter who won a gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  • Cathy Freeman: An Australian athlete, best known for winning the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She is also a prominent advocate for Indigenous Australian rights.