In my "Magyar Utonevek (Hungarian givennames)" book >from Lado Janos neither
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Rina nor Katrina or Katarina are mentioned, but Kata and Katalin where they
are both mentioned as the abreviation or modification of the German
Katharina, nickname was Kati.
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Betreff: [h-sig] Female first name(s) of "Katrina"/"Rina"
Datum: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:03:27 EST
George FARKAS asks about the use of the first name(s) "Katrina" and/ or
"Rina" for Hungarian Jewish women, as well as any Hebrew equivalents.
I believe that "Katie" was a very popular name for Jewish women in
Hungary, and "Katie" easily could be a nickname for "Katrina."
We had several women named "Katie" on the Hungarian side of my mother's
All of them bore the Hebrew/ Yiddish name of "Gittie" (or "Gittel") in
Interestingly, some of these women changed their first names >from
"Katie" to "Gisella," presumably to modernize, and also in what
presumably is an allusion to the Hebrew/ Yiddish name of "Gittie."
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