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

The name Kat is a girl's name meaning "pure". Kat and is often added to lists like Video Game Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favorite nickname for full name?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Kat

Katherine "Kat" Ashley, governess and friend of Queen Elizabeth I of England
Katherine "Kat" Dennings, American actress
Kat von D (born Katherine von Drachenberg), American tattoo artist and TV personality
Katerina Alexandre Hartford "Kat" Graham, Swiss-American actress/singer
Kathryn Davidametja "Kat" Foster, American actress
Kathryn "Kat" Prescott, English actress; twin sister Megan "Meg" Prescott
Kat Dahlia, stage name of Katriana Sandra Huguet, Cuban-American Singer/Rapper
Katherine Anne "Kat" Alano, Filipina actress
Katherine Emperatriz "Kat" DeLuna, Canadian-American singer, songwriter and dancer
Katherine Lynne "Kat" Bjelland, American singer of band Babes in Toyland
Katherine Louise "Kat" Stewart, Australian actress
The Great Kat, stage name of Katherine Thomas, American guitarist
The Kat, former ring name of Stacy Lee Carter, American pro wrestler
Kathleen "Kat" O'Keefe, American YouTuber
Katherine "Katty" Kay, English journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Kat

Katarina "Kat" Stratford, character in movie "Ten Things I Hate About You"
Katherine "Kat" Araujo, character in movie "Mystic Pizza"
Kat Bishop, main character of Ally Carter's Theist Society series
Katherine "Kat" Manx, character on TV's "Power Rangers SPD"
Kat Hillard, character on TV's "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"
Kathleen "Kat" Slater, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Katherine "Kat" Jennings, character in the Final Destination films
Katarina "Kat" de Leon, main character in video game Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat
Kat Reilly, a character in the Ziva Payvan series written by EJ Fisch
Kat, character on TV's "Alphas"
Kat, main character in the novel 'Goddess of Troy' by PC Cast
Kat, character in video game "Gravity Rush"
Anna-Kat Otto, character on TV's "American Housewife"
Kat, male alien cat on TV's "Kid vs. Kat"
Kit Kat, candy bar


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.