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Proper name help, latin

Postby JGarrison » Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:41 pm

Trying to turn the english name KAITLYN into Latin, can anyone help?
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Re:Proper name help, latin

Postby benissimus » Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:27 am

Catilina, I believe....although that is also a male name.
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Re:Proper name help, latin

Postby Skylax » Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:00 am

On the web, they say that Kaitlyn is a Celtic form of Cateline, an old French form of Catherine. Turning the name into Latin, it is Catharina (Catalina in Spanish).<br /><br />The original Greek form is Aikaterine (Ekaterini), a word of obscure etymology, which became Katerina.<br />The name became then Catharina in Latin because the Latin-speaking people believed that the name derived from the Greek "katharos", meaning "pure".<br /><br />About etymology of names, a wonderful site :<br />http://www.babynameworld.com/<br /><br />Regards,<br />Fernand
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Re:Proper name help, latin

Postby JGarrison » Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:20 pm

Thank you!
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