Animals, C names, Cat, Female, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Cattleya

Cattleya is the name of a genus of orchids named after English botanist William Cattley, Cattley being an English surname made up from Old English catt (cat) and lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow) essentially referring to a clearing or wood frequented by cats, or it could have been used as a locational name for someone who came from a town called Catley (which comes from the same source as above).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Cattleia (English)
  • Cataleya (Spanish)
  • Cattley (English)
  • Catley (English)
  • Katorea (Japanese)
  • Katoreya (Japanese)

 

Male forms:

  • Cattley (English)
  • Catley (English)

 

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