What is the name "Katty" short for? #names


beer_tom@...
 

My Hungarian great-grandmother Katalin was known as Kati for short.  No idea what her Hebrew name was.
Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia


nookcreek@...
 

My gtgt Hungarian aunt was known as Kati or Katinka. However I have never found a more correct version of her name and these names could be just family nicknames.
Karolyn Avery  
 Newcastle Australia


dan.efrat@...
 

Could also come from Katia or Kadia.

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA


Janet Furba
 

Katrin.


Janet
Furba,
Germany


Jill Whitehead
 

In English Katty is a short form of Katherine or Katie. Family members who later became Kate or Katherine were named after Creine (also this became Karen) or Gittel.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


lisab5308@...
 

I came across the birth certificate for a relative born in NYC in 1898 with the first name entered as "Katty".  Her parents were from a small town in Galicia (now Ukraine).  Would this be a Yiddish name and if so, what would be the English equivalent?  Is it a form of Katie?  Thanks for your help.

Lisa Bracco
NYC