Cad

May 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Caddie”, “Carrie”, “Caroline”, “Catrin”, etc.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Cady, Caddie, Caddy, Calleigh, Callie, Cari, Carla, Carrie, Carry, Kallie, Kari, Karla, Karrie, Karry, Keri, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Cad (Caroline) Meeber (usually called “Carrie“; “Miss Madenda” in her acting career), the titular self-interested dreamer of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).

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