If your name is Katie, you are a natural leader in life. You accept responsibility with ease and with poise, and you would much rather be in a position of telling others what to do that in one in which you have to take orders from someone else. You rely strongly on your own intuition and capability in making decisions. And once you have made up your mind, you can be strong-willed and downright stubborn if someone tries to stand in your way or (heavens no!) tell you what to do. Despite this strong-willed nature, your natural inclinations are good-natured and kind. You like to help others, and you need to be careful not to become overly involved in the decisions of others.
You are generally honest and truthful, and you are fair in your dealings with others. However, sometimes you can be a little bit too forthright, and you might struggle when you need to express yourself with diplomacy and tact so as not to hurt others. You might sometimes regret your own directness and find yourself to serious and caught up in your own thoughts. These are the times to turn to your natural enthusiasm and zest for life and to call on your creative and original nature to improve your relationships with others and bring your ideas to fruition.
The name Katie starts all the way back with the Greek name Aikaterine, which originated with the Greek word “katharos”, meaning “pure.” This led to the Latin names Katharina and Katherine. A diminutive form of the name Katherine, the name Kate has been used in England since the Middle Ages. A pet name for the pet name Kate leads to the name Katie.
The name Katie has actually been popular in the United States since the government began tracking the popularity of given names in 1880. The name was very popular, in fact, at the turn of the 20th century. However, Katie saw a decline in popularity through the beginning of the century all the way through to the late 1960s, when it began to re-emerge in popularity. In 1978, it reappeared in the Top 100 most popular names, where it stayed for just over 20 years. Katie reached its peak popularity during the 1980s when it held a spot in the Top 50.
Leading the list of famous Katies is Katie Couric, long-time host of NBC’s morning show “Today.” She left “Today” to anchor the CBS Evening News, and she also reported for 60 Minutes. She has been a journalist for all three major news networks in the United States. Also on our list of famous Katies is well-known actress Katie Holmes, who came to fame in her role as Joey Potter on the television teen drama “Dawson's Creek.” She has since gone on to play roles in “Batman Begins” and even Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis in the television miniseries “The Kennedys.”