Matty

August 29, 2014 § 3 Comments

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Mattie“, “Maddie”, etc.; diminutive of of “Matilda“, “Martha“, etc., or of “Matthew”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
For girls: Maddi, Maddie, Maddy, Madge, Mart, Martie, Marty, Mat, Matt, Matti, Mattie, Maud, Maude, Maudie, Midge, Pat, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie, Tilly, etc.
For boys: Mat, Matt, Mattie, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Matty Kelley, one of the shopgirls in “Becky”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).

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