Kathy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kathy

Kathy

Pronunciation: KA-thee (key)

Origin of the name Kathy:

A pet form of any of the various names beginning with the element Kat(h), Kathy is also commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

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Kate, Kay, Kat, Kath

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Kathy Johnson, US Gymnast- Olympic Gold & Silver Medallist
Kathy Bald, Canadian freestyle swimmer
Kathy Radzuweit, German volleyball player
Kathy Smallwood-Cook, British Olympic athlete
Kathy Sheehy, American water polo player
Kathy Tough, Canadian volleyball player
Kathy Watt, Australian female cycle racer
Kathy Weston, American middle distance runner
Kathy Bates, American actress and director
Kathy Freeman, Australian Aboriginal Olympic runner, won gold at Sydney 2000.
Kathy Garver, American television, stage, screen, and voice actress
Kathy Greenwood, Canadian comedian and actress
Kathy Griffin, American stand-up comedian and actress
Kathy Hilton, American actress, celebrity and socialite
Kathy Staff, British actress born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Kathy Foster, American bassist/drummer in various bands including The Thermals and All Girl Summer Fun Band
Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
Kathy Valentine, American bassist for the all-girl pop band The Go-Gos
Kathy Stanton, Sinn Féin Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly in North Belfast
Kathy Sullivan, Australian politician
Kathy Whitmire, American politician
Kathy Acker, American sex-positive feminist writer
Kathy Stinson, Canadian children's writer
Kathy Tyers, American author
Kathy Sierra, author of Head First -programming tutorial series, blogger, game developer
Kathy Butterly, American sculptor
Kathy Ireland, American model

Kathy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kathy Anderson, character in the TV and radio sitcom Father Knows Best
Kathy Mitchell, character in the British soap opera EastEnders
"Kathy's Song" by Simon & Garfunkel from the album Sounds of Silence
"Kathy's Waltz" by The Dave Brubeck Quartet from the album Time Out

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