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Gender: M Origin of Gatsby: German surname and literary name

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Suddenly, we're hearing the name Gatsby, as in The Great character by F. Scott Fitzgerald, used as a first name for girls as well as boys. The book's Jay Gatsby gussied up his name from Gatz, whose meaning is given variously as left-handed, cat, God, and person from Gat. As a first name, it's got a lot of energy and that great pedigree.

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Jay Gatsby, main character of the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald turned movie
Bassist Roxanne Galliano, of the indie rock band "The Modern Commune Kids," named her son Gatsby James Finn (b. 2013)