Cathy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cathy

Cathy

Pronunciation: KATH-ee (key)

Origin of the name Cathy:

A cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, a name derived from katharos (pure, unsullied). Var: Catalina, Catariana, Cathelina, Cathrine, Kathleen, Katherine, Katheleen. Short: Kathy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My mom's name is Cathy, so I think it's an awesome name! I love that her name is spelled with a 'c' instead of a 'k.' My mom always wished her full name was Catherine, but I like that her name is just Cathy.

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Cath, Catrina, Cat

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Cathy in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Carrying Cathy", a song by Ben Folds
Cathy Earnshaw, in Wuthering Heights
Cathy, the comic strip
Catherine 'Cathy' Dollangager/Foxworth from the Dollanganger Saga by V. C. Andrews

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