Baby Name: Kathy
The short form of Katherine that's been used as an independent name along with its counterpart, Cathy, since the 1930s, both peaking in 1958. The "C" spelling faded in 1991, while namesakes like supermodel, actress, and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland and country musician Kathy Mattea, have kept the "K" variation in front of the public. Variant of Katherine. Pure.