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


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


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


Janet Furba
 

Katrin.


Janet
Furba,
Germany


dan.efrat@...
 

Could also come from Katia or Kadia.

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA


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


beer_tom@...
 

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