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Origin: Kenya
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

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.

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