Cat Name Meaning & Origin

Cat

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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.

Personal experiences with the name Cat: | Edit

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.

Famous real-life people named Cat: | Edit

Cat Cora, American professional chef (born Catherine Cora)
Cat Dealy, American TV personality best known for "So You Think You Can Dance".

Cat in song, story & screen: | Edit

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

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