Colors Related to this Name: Blue, Gray

Qualities Related to this Name: Pratical, Dependable


In English

Origin: From Portuguese Catai, from Khitan (契丹, Qìdān), the Chinese name of a Mongolian tribe who ruled Manchuria from 907-1115 CE. Cognate with Spanish Catay and Russian Кита́й ‎(Kitáj, “China”).


-By extension, an alternate name for China.

-The name that was given to northern China by Marco Polo