Gender: Female Meaning of Cat: "pure" Origin of Cat: Diminutive of Catherine

Cat Origin and Meaning

The name Cat is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "pure".

May be the most modern, stylish Catherine nickname: more unusual than Kate or Cate, with an animal and word name edge. Cat Power is a trendy folksinger.

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fifi_forever Says:


No. The name Cat (as in not a nn) doesn't mean pure,t it just means cat.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This is fine as a nickname for names such as Catherine, but I wouldn't recommend using it as a given name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Cat and Kit both sound like boys' names to me. Kit is a nickname for Christopher, so that makes sense, but I have no idea why Cat does.

kiwipop Says:


only if it's a nick name

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like this short for Katrina or Catrina

Guest Says:


Works way better than Kitty to me