Katy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Katy
Origin of the name Katy:
Pet form of Katharine (pure, unsullied). Var: Katie.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Katy: | Edit
Katy comes from the longer name Katerine, but is strong enough to stand alone. It can also be spelled Katie.
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A VERY common name. I know SOOO many Katys.
It is still fairly uncommon in Oklahoma. I didnt meet another Katy until I was 13. It is familiar, but not common enough to buy preprinted on anything. Katelyn, however is popular.
- Nicknames for Katy: | Edit
Kate, Kitkat, Katy-bug, Katy-joe, Katy-lou, Katydid
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- Famous real-life people named Katy: | Edit
Katy Perry - Pop music singer
- Katy in song, story & screen: | Edit
Katy Gavin, character and youngest daughter of Tommy Gavin on TV's "Rescue Me."
Katy Keene, comic book and character created by Bill Woggon--readers could submit fashion designs for her clothing that would be incorporated into stories
WWI-era Song: "K-K-K-Katy"