Cathy Name Meaning & Origin
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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"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