Diminutive of Catherine

Cathy Origin and Meaning

The name Cathy is girl's name meaning "pure".
One of the most popular nicknames of the fifties and sixties -- and who could forget the romantic heroine of "Wuthering Heights"? -- now largely ignored in favor of Cate or Kate.

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Famous People Named Cathy

  • Catherine Astrid Salome "Cathy" FreemanAustralian Olympic sprinter
  • Cathy Lee GuisewiteAmerican comic,strip artist
  • Catherine Roseanne "Cathy" DennisEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Cathy McLeodCanadian MP
  • Catherine Mary "Cathy" JamiesonScottish MP

Cathy in Pop Culture

  • Catherine "Cathy" Earnshawmain character in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights"
  • Cathy Andrews Hillmanmain character in comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewite
  • Cathy Dollangangercharacter in V.C. Andrews' Dollanganger series
  • Cathy Galecharacter on British TV's "The Avengers"
  • Cathy Chaterlycharacter in "Sims" series
  • Catherine "Cathy" Alessicharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Chatty Cathytalking doll by Mattel
  • Catherine "Cathy" Hiattmain character in musical "The Last 5 Years" by Jason Robert Brown