Animals, Cat, Coptic, Female, Greek mythology, K names, Mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kate

Kate is one of the many nicknames for Katherine or Kaitlin, both of which derive from Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though her name is of uncertain meaning it’s… Continue reading Kate

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Kit

Kit originated as a nickname for Christopher (the English form of Greek Christophoros meaning “bearing Christ” from Greek pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”) or Katherine (the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the… Continue reading Kit

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… Continue reading Cattleya

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Kitty

Kitty is a nickname for Katherine which comes from Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads, from hekas possibly meaning “far off” though another theory states it comes from a Greek… Continue reading Kitty