Katie - Meaning of Katie
Katie is a pet form of the English Kate.
Katie is a widely used name; it has 24 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Variant forms used in English include Cady, Cait, Caitie, Cate, Catey, Kaety, Kait, Kaite, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaitlin, Kata, Katee, Katey, Kathe, Kati, Katica, Katja, Katka, and Katy. The variant spellings Catie and Kaitey are other English forms. Foreign variant forms of Katie include the Scottish Ceiteag and the Tongan Keti.
Variant forms share the origin and thus the meaning of the name Katie.
See also the related form, the name Katie-Lynn.
Katie is an all-time favorite. At present it is still fairly popular as a baby name for girls, though not to the extent it was before. The name jumped in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1980s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1986, 0.452% of baby girls were given the name Katie. Its ranking then was #38. The baby name has since suffered a marked drop in frequency. In 2018, it ranked at #449 with a usage of only 0.038%. Out of the group of girl names directly linked to Katie, Katherine was the most regularly used. Its use outnumbered Katie's by 4 times in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Katie: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Katie:
Actress Katie Holmes, born 18 December 1978, Toledo, Ohio.
Actress Katie Leung, born 1988, Motherwell, Scotland.
Model Katie Price, Brighton, Sussex, England.
TV Newscaster Katie Couric, born 7 January 1957, Arlington, Virginia.