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Gender: Female Meaning of Katya: "pure" Origin of Katya: Russian, diminutive of Ekatarina, Russian variation of Katherine

The name Katya is a girl's name meaning "pure". Katya and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

One of the warm and earthy Russian nickname names now coming into style. Denzel Washington gave his daughter the Katia spelling.

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Famous People Named Katya

Katya Reimann, American novelist
Katya Chilly (born Kateryna Kondratenko), Ukrainian pop-jazz singer.
Ekaterina Dmitrievna "Katya" Ryabova, Russian singer
Katya Adler, English broadcast journalist
Katya Shchekina, Russian model
Katya Virshilas, Lithuanian-Canadian dancer and actress
Katya Paskaleva, Bulgarian actress
Katya Jones (born Ekaterina Andreevna Sokolova), Russian-born dancer of "Strictly Come Dancing"
Yekaterina "Katya" Lazareva Gokhman, Russian footballer
Katya Ivanovna Medvedeva, Russian painter
Katya Santos, Filipina actress and model
Yekaterina "Katya" Petrovna Zamolodchikova, stage name of Brian McCook, American drag queen who appeared in RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 and "The Trixie & Katya Show"
Katya Zigouli, Greek model and wife of Sakis Rouvas
Katya Sambuca, stage name of Yekaterina Mikhailova, Russian model and actress
Katya Tylo, daughter of actress Hunter Tylo

Pop Culture References for the name Katya

Katya Lascaride, character in "A Call" (1910) by Ford Madox Ford
Katya Paskevic, character in movie "Den of Lions"
Katya Sarah Kinski, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Katya Sidorova, character in movie "Cursed Seat"
"Katya Kabanova," opera by Czech composer Leos Janacek
Yekaterina "Katya" Derevko, character on TV's "Alias"
Katya Belyakov from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


paulapuddephatt Says:



autumnreverie Says:


Not if you're pronouncing it correctly.

TaliaCat Says:


My identical twin sister's name... We're Talia and Katia

Guest Says:


"Ha! Caught ya!" is what I hear