July 28, 2014 § 2 Comments

A diminutive of “Catherine” / “Katherine“, from the Greek for “pure”.

Cadi, Cady, Cait, Caity, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cathie, Cathy, Catie, Cato, Caty, Catya, Kady, Kaia, Kaisa, Kaity, Kaja,  Kat, Kata, Kate, Katey, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katie, Katja, Katka, Katri, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaya, Kit, Kitti, Kittie, etc.

Kitty, one of the other shop girls at the Chicago shoe factory where Carrie first finds employment, in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).
Kitty (Catherine) Bennet, the somewhat silly and spoiled fourth Bennet girl in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, written in 1797, published in 1813.
Kitty Carroll, a “chatterer” Maud and Dolly Lorton pay a visit to, in “The Youngest Miss Lorton”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).
Kitty Grant, a boisterous girl whose love of a joke sometimes outpaces the kindness of her heart, in “Esther Bodn”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).

Kitty Wright, (1697-1750), pen name of English poet Mehetabel Wesley Wright, who was also known as “Hetty Wright”.


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