US Popularity:3852
Meaning:Pure, clean, clear
Katy is a feminine name of Greek origin, meaning “pure.” It is derived from the Greek name Katherine which comes from the word katharos, meaning “pure,” “clean,” and “clear.” Katy is a classic moniker with many well-known variations, including Katie, Kate, and Kathy offering a selection of timeless options for naming baby.

Famous People Named Katy

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  • Katy Perry

Katy Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Katy is currently #3852 in U.S. births
Girl:Katy is currently #2142 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 76
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 182, 183

  • Behind the Name, Katy, July 2008

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