Kitty Name Meaning & Origin

Kitty

Pronunciation: KI-tee (key)

Origin of the name Katherine:

Cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, the root of which is katharos (pure, unsullied).

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Related Names:

Katherine, Kit

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My name is Jane but I've always been called Kitty for some reason. I think it's a cute name that suggests a playful, fun, adorable character. It's very uncommon now, so if you're going for the original thing, Kitty or Kit is a great choice.

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Kit, Kit-Cat

Meanings and history of the name Kitty: | Edit

Kitty is an Irish nickname for Katherine or Kathleen, but may be used independently. It was formerly much more popular than it is now.

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Kitty Carlisle Hart, American singer, actress, and panelist on "To Tell the Truth".
Kitty Wells (born Ellen Muriel Deason), American country singer known as the "Queen of Country Music".
Kitty Kelley, American journalist and biographer.
Kitty Genovese, New York woman who was famously stabbed to death in 1964 although more than three dozen people witnessed the crime.
Kitty O'Shea, wife of Irish president Charles Parnell, whose affair with him while she was separated from, but still married to her first husband damaged Parnell's political career.
Lady Kitty Spencer - Princess Diana's niece
Kitty Flanagan-Australian comedian

Kitty in song, story & screen: | Edit

Princess Kitty Shcherbatsky, winsome character in Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina".
Kitty Bennett, fourth Bennett sister in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Kitty Pryde, of the X-Men, Marvel comics character
Kitty Forman, mother of the Forman family in the TV series "That '70s Show".
Kitty Walker, main character on TV drama Brothers & Sisters.
"Should've been a cowboy"-Toby Keith
Kitty Keller, Lead character in the 1992 film. " a league of their own"
Kitty Wilde, character on "Glee"
Kitty Russell, character on Gunsmoke

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