Happy Birthday Cathy Personalized Card
– Happy birthday to you Cathy! I wish you a very special day, sending this Happy Birthday Cathy personalized card to you. Dear Cathy, I wish a bright and beautiful day to you on your special day. This named card was specially designed for Cathy’s birthday.
Cathy Given Name Meaning & History
GENDER: Feminine; USAGE: English; PRONOUNCED: KATH-ee. Diminutive of CATHERINE. This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Aikaterī́nē (Αἰκατερῑ́νη)”, which in turn derives from “katharós (καθαρός)”, meaning “clean, clear, pure”. In turn the name means “pure, clear of dirt, clean of shame or guilt, purified”. It is linked to “Hekátē (Ἑκάτη)”, an ancient goddess most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy and sorcery. All names linked to this root are popular in historically Christian countries. As Catherine it was the name of one of the first Christian Saints, Catherine of Alexandria, a Christian saint and virgin who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. — Most associate this moniker with the quirky comic strip character. But if you recall your Kate Bush lyrics, Cathy is the lovelorn heroine of Emily Bronte’s gothic romance Wuthering Heights, where high upon the moors she pined for her Heathcliff. Despite a midcentury peak in popularity, the name is no longer common, which ought to intrigue classicists and lovers of literature to choose Cathy for her rarity and allure.