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Gender: F Meaning of Kitty: "pure" Origin of Kitty: English, diminutive of Katherine

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This endearing nickname name is one Katherine pet form that predates all the Kathys and Katies, having been fairly common in the eighteenth century. With the current mini-craze for animal-related names, Kitty is sounding cute and cuddly again—she's already jumped back onto the U.K. list, at number 199.

Kitty was one of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice and was a character in Dickens's Bleak House; Ginger Rogers won an Oscar for her performance in Kitty Foyle, and vintage TV fans might remember the alluring Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke. Since then there have been pop culture Kittys galore, including Calista Flockhart's character on Brothers and Sisters, a mom on That 70's Show and Kitty Pryde, one of the X-Men.

Singer Kitty Carlisle was born Catherine, country singer Kitty Wells grew up as Muriel, and Presidential candidate's wife Kitty Dukakis was born Katharine.

A historical reference is Kitty Hawk, where the Wright brothers performed their aeronautical experiments.

Short form Kit has been used in recent years for several strong-willed movie heroines and may prove a lively alternative to Kate.

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Famous People Named Kitty

Kitty Genovese, famous murder victim from 1964. 38 people witnessed her murder in Queens, NY and did nothing to save her.
Catherine "Kitty" Carlisle, American actress and singer
Caitlin "Kitty" Carruthers, American figure skater
Kitty Winn, American actress
Kitty Wells, 1950s Country Music Star, born Ellen Muriel
Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer, niece of Princess Diana
Jennifer "Kitty" Dunn, drummer of the American rock band Mindless Self Indulgence

Pop Culture References for the Name Kitty

Hello Kitty, popular cartoon character (real name Kitty White)
Miss Kitty, from the western show Gunsmoke
Kitty, nickname of Catherine Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
Kitty Levin, character in Anna Karenina
Kitty Foreman, from That 70s' Show
Kitty Motgumery, Greg's mother on Dharma & Greg
Kitty Sanchez, from the TV series Arrested Development
Kitty Walker McCallister, on the series Brothers & Sisters
Katherine "Kitty" Pryde, an X Men of Marvel Comics
Kitty Wilde - a Cheerio (cheerleader) on Glee
Kitty, character from What's Left of Me
Kitty Skimpole, character in Charles Dickens' "Bleak House"
Kitty Hawkins, character on Mr. Selfridge
Kitty Coleman, character in Tracy Chevliar's "Falling Angels"

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