What is Kitty:
Kitty is a term which can have several meanings:
Its more popular meaning is ‘Kitty’, ‘small cat’ or ‘cat breeding’. With this meaning, kitty is considered a loving colloquial variant of the word kitten (‘cat breeding’).
This term appears in the 16th century with the meaning of ‘girl’ or ‘young woman’, possibly an abbreviation of the name of woman ‘Katherine’ or Catherine.
Kitty also serves to refer to a money contribution and community use by a group of people. With this meaning, it can be translated in Spanish as ‘boat’, ‘background’ or ‘vaquita’. In a more concrete way, kitty also makes reference to an amount of money in some card games in which bets are made.”
With this meaning, it is possible that its origin is in the word kit, meaning ‘ collection of provisions” or that is a variation of the meaning of the word kitty (‘prison’, ‘prison’ in the colloquial language of the North of England during the 19th century).
Informally, sometimes is used to refer to female genitalia.
Hello Kitty (ハローキティ, in Japanese, and that could be translated in Spanish as ‘Hello Kitty’) is the name of a fictional character from Japanese origin designed by Yuko Shimizu and produced by the Sanrio company. Products with this character began to produce and market in the 1970’s and today are widespread all over the world and in different formats.
This character is a cat usually dressed with a tie and white with schematics and anthropomorphic traits. Is located within the style of Japanese culture kawaii.
About Hello Kitty urban legend
There is an urban legend surrounding the origin and meaning of Hello Kitty. There are different versions that tend to turn environment a promise that supposedly held the demon a mother whose daughter was sick with cancer. While this type of stories are quite widespread in internet, it is an example of urban legend.