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Gender: Female Meaning of Kathy: "pure" Origin of Kathy: Diminutive of Katherine and Kathleen

The name Kathy is a girl's name meaning "pure". Kathy and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Pure and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

There are lots of Kathy moms and grandmas but very few babies, most of whom are now called Kate or Katie.

Find other names based on Kathy using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Kathy

Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates, American actress
Kathleen Elizabeth "Kathy" Hilton, American actress and socialite, mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton
Kathryn "Kathy" Valentine, American musician of band The Go-Gos
Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Ireland, American model
Kathy Ann Najimy, American actress
Kathy Reichs, American crime novelist
Kathryn "Kathy" Jordan, American tennis player
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea, American country music singer
Kathy Rinaldi, American tennis player
Kathrynne Ann "Kathy" Whitworth, American golfer
Katherine Whitton "Kathy" Baker, American actress
Katherine Lucy Bridget "Kathy" Burke, English actress
Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin, American comedian
Erica Kathleen "Kathy" Horvath, American tennis player

Pop Culture References for the name Kathy

Kathy Sullivan, character from TV series "Alphas"
Kathy Selden, character in the musical "Singin' in the Rain"
Kathy Anderson, character on TV's Father Knows Best
Kathy Barnes, character on British soap Hollyoaks
Kathy Carter, character in Marvel's Kathy, The Teenage Tornado comics
Kathy Beale, character on British soap EastEnders
Kathy Kane aka Kate Kane aka Batwoman, character in DC Comics
Kathy, character on TV's Barney and Friends
Kathy Kaminski, character on TV's "Young & Hungry"
"Kathy's Song," a song by Simon & Garfunkel


Daiseymae Says:


I guess we are all getting old.

can90 Says:


So many of my friend's Grandmothers are named Kathy. It is definitely a Grandma name.