Gender: Female Meaning of Kat: "pure" Origin of Kat: Diminutive for Katherine, Greek

Kat Origin and Meaning

The name Kat is a girl's name meaning "pure".

We're hearing Kat more and more being used by Katherines who are tired of Kathy, Kate and Katie. Katti or Kattie is another possibility.

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Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I don't like either Cat or Kat (even as nicknames), but if I had to choose then I would pick Cat. Mainly because of the association with Cat Valentine.

Loveislife23 Says:


Kat is actually the Dutch word for cat, so I wouldn't recommend using it as a nickname in the Netherlands.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Cute nickname for Katherine.

Waverly123 Says:


Kat just makes me think Cat, haha. I still love it though.