Katya is a very popular name in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Russia. It is a diminutive form of the Russian name Yekaterina which is Russian for Katherine.

Meaning of the name Katya

Pure

Origin of the name Katya

Russian

Symbolism of the name Katya

Katya is very down to earth with a good work ethic and dedication. She makes a wonderful friend. Katya makes a wonderfully reliable friend. She is ambitious and enjoys hard work. She is also a good partner in life, offering stability and security.

Style of the name Katya

Classic

Gender of the name Katya

Katya is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Katya

Kaa-tyuh

Number of syllables in the name Katya

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Katya

Katya works hard to give her partner security and stability. This makes her an awesome girlfriend or wife. She is clear-minded and logical which makes her a great planner and organizer. Katya is caring, loyal, and likes to stick to the facts. She is also cautious when making decisions.

Alternative spellings for the name Katya

Nicknames for the name Katya

  • Kat
  • Kit Kat
  • Ya-Ya
  • Kattie

Popularity of the name Katya

Katya came on the popularity charts in 1962, barely appearing at the bottom of the list. Around 1980, it started to steadily grow more popular every year. The name spiked in 1996 and then reached its peak in 1999 and 2000. The following years gradually decreased a little, but it still stays a popular name.

Related names for the name Katya

Great middle names for Katya and their meanings

  • Jimena (He Has Heard)
  • Lizeth (God is my oath)
  • Denice (follower of Dionysius)
  • Rocio (dew)
  • Guilena (youthful, downy)
  • Marcela (dedicated to Mars)
  • Anabel (favored grace)
  • Karem (noble, generous)
  • Betty (God is satisfaction)
  • Wendy (friend)

Famous people with the name Katya

  • Katya Zamolodchikova (American drag queen)
  • Katya Chilly (Ukrainian singer)
  • Katya Jones (Russian dancer)
  • Katya Medvedeva (Russian naïve painter)
  • Katya Paskaleva (Bulgarian actress)
  • Katya Reimann (American writer)
  • Katya Santos (Filipina actress and model)
  • Katya Adler (British journalist)

Katyas in popular culture

  • Katya Derevko (on the television show Alias)
  • Katya Kinski (on Australian soap opera Neighbours)
  • Katya Nadanova (Bond girl in the game James Bond 007)
  • Katya Orlova (heroine in The Russia House)
  • Katya Vogt (protagonist of The Russlander)
  • Katya (an immortal in Highlander)
  • Katya (character in Stalingrad)