Katie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Katie

Katie

Pronunciation: KAY-tee (key)

Origin of the name Katie:

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

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Katie: | Edit

My name is Katie. Well actually my real nme is Katherine, but I've always been called Katie. I think its a really great name! it sounds good with all lastnames and middlenames and is good for any age. What I like about it is that you cant find any way to tease anyone called Katie! Its an awesome, pretty yet not too girly name!

I think it's a really pretty name! But I wouldn't choose it myself as can be a bit like a nickname.

Pretty name but far too popular. Often gets confusing in my town and church with the amount of Katie's there are. Nice name though, just a bit too much.

Personal experiences with the name Katie: | Edit

It is a fun name, easy to spell. Now that I'm hitting my mid-20s though I do sometimes wish I had a more full name for official uses (interviews, academic papers, etc.). I would not personally use the nicknames-as-names trend.

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I'm in my 20s and I've always liked my name, I think it suits me. I've been told it makes me seem friendly before people have even really got to know me. Although, I used to hate when people shortened it to Kate, but I don't mind it as much now because it's just usually strangers I'll never meet again.

I have a sister named Katie who sometimes wishes her name was Kathleen or Katherine. Everybody likes her name though.

Nicknames for Katie: | Edit

Kay, Kate, Kat, Kitty, KayT, KT

Meanings and history of the name Katie: | Edit

Short form of Katherine, meaning "pure" in Greek, used as a name in its own right.

Famous real-life people named Katie: | Edit

Kate "Katie" Holmes, American actress
Katherine "Katie" Couric, American journalist
Katherine "Katie" Cassidy, American actress
Kathrine "Katie" McGrath, Irish actress
Katie "Kate" Gosselin, mother of sextuplets, seen on "Jon and Kate plus 8"

Katie in song, story & screen: | Edit

In the novel "Gone With the Wind", Katie was Scarlett O'Hara's real first name; she was named Katie Scarlett O'Hara after her paternal grandmother, Katie Scarlett (Scarlett being the grandmother's surname).
"Katie and Tommy" by Trisha Yearwood (song)
"Katie" by Missy Higgins (song)
"Katie Q" by Thirsty Merc (song)
"Maybe Katie" by Barenaked Ladies (song)
"Katie" by James Marsters (song)
"Katie Come True" by Bright Eyes (song)
"Katie John," lead character in Mary Calhoun's series of children's novels
Used in the opening line of Mayday Parade's song "Miserable At Best"
Katie Bell, Gryffindor Chaser in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Katie Gardner, Daughter of Demeter in Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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