Gender: Female Origin of Cathay: Anglicized version of Italian Catai; place name

The name Cathay is a girl's name . Cathay and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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A perfect example of what a difference a single letter can make. Add an 'a' to the ho-hum CATHY and you have the exotic old name for China, often used by such poets as Edna St. Vincent Millay and Ezra Pound.

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