Alex vs Katy - What's the difference?

alex | katy |

As proper nouns the difference between alex and katy

is that alex is while katy is a female given name, diminutive of katherine and of its variant forms.

As a noun katy is

an apple cultivar from sweden.



Proper noun

  • .
  • * 2006 (Kate Atkinson), One Good Turn (Black Swan(2007), ISBN 9780552772440), page 81:
  • *:Martin was pretty dull as names went but 'Alex' Blake' had a certain dash to it. His publishers hadn't considered Martin's own name to be 'punchy' enough. The pseudonym ' Alex Blake was chosen after much deliberation, most of which excluded Martin. 'A strong, no-nonsense sort of name', his editor said, 'to compensate'. For what, she didn't say.
  • , short form of Alexandra or the female name Alexis, or a spelling variant of Alix.
  • * 2008 , The Northern Clemency (Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799), page 588:
  • 'I had a Christmas card from someone calling herself Alex the year before last,' Daniel said. 'I couldn't think who it was.'
    'Oh, yes, she's changed again,' Alice said. 'I never got used to Alexandra, either. It never occurred to me that Sandra was short for Alexandra - anyway, she's Sandra on her birth certificate.'


    * * English unisex given names ----



    Alternative forms

    * (as a female name) Catie, Caty, Katie

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A female given name, diminutive of Katherine and of its variant forms.
  • The Missouri, Kansas and Texas (M.K.T) Railroad.
  • She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride. Song title.
  • A village in Poland
  • A city in Texas
  • An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  • Quotations

    * 1876 Elizabeth Prentiss: Stepping Heavenward, and Aunt Jane's Hero . Ward, Lock&Tyler 1876. page 87: *: The very first thing, however, Ernest annoyed me by calling me Katherine, though he knows I hate that name, and want to be called Katy as if I were a lovable person, as I certainly am (sometimes).


  • An apple cultivar from Sweden