Why should a child named Degree

I was buying mangoes at the junction while waiting for change I saw a woman with a little child. The child was walking a bit faster than the woman and the woman shouted;

“Degree, wait for me”.

I was so amazed hearing that name.

So to satisfy my curiosity, I walked closer to the woman and asked;

“ma, why do you call this child degree”?

The woman laughed and said

“I sent her mother to the University and this is what she brought home…😜😜😜😜

Don’t laugh alone please.