Cat Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Catherine:
English cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, which is derived from katharos (pure, unsullied). Catherine has remained a perennially popular name and has been borne by many saints and members of European nobility. Var: Catharine, Cathryn.
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- Comments and insights on the name Cat: | Edit
I love this name, but whoever I mention it to always says that it reminds them of the animal.
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My brother just named his little girl Cat.
- Nicknames for Cat: | Edit
Kitty-Cat, Cattie, Kit-Kat
- Meanings and history of the name Cat: | Edit
A nickname for Catherine, sometimes influenced by other meanings of the word cat.
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Cat Cora, American professional chef (born Catherine Cora)
Cat Dealy, American TV personality best known for "So You Think You Can Dance".
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Cat (Caterina) Valentine, a teenage character from the Nick show, "Victorious"
Cat (Catherine) Ballou, the title character of a western movie, played by Jane Fonda