Apparently also a Portuguese diminutive of Henrique:
Remember Queequeg from Moby Dick? I always wondered if that name was real and what it was supposed to mean. This must be where it came from.
So this is literally the Latin word for whatever. It's pronounced differently (kwee-kway), but I don't think I could ever see it as a nickname, let alone a formal name. It just seems kind of disrespectful to me, probably because I'd never get over thinking I was calling them "whatever."
This diminutive is only used in Chile. (Source:
It is a Spanish diminutive or nickname used only for those called Enrique. Rarely/never used for pets.
Pet form means diminutive, not name used for pets.

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