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What does Cait mean?

Cait Pronunciation of Cait [cait] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Cait means "pure". Cait is an alternate form of Caitlin (Old French, Greek). Cait is also a variation of Catherine (Greek). Cait is also used as a derivative of Kate and Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Cait has 6 variants: Cat, Cate, Kait, Kaite, Kat and Kit.

63 more relations via Caitlin, Catherine, Kate, Katherine: Cadi, Caelin, Cailen, Cailyn, Caitey, Caiti, Caitie, Caitlan, Caitlen, Caitlyn, Caitria, Caitrin, Caity, Calen, Calin, Calyn, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Carrin, Caryn, Cass, Cassi, Cassie, Cassy, Catee, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Catlin, Cato, Catrin, Caty, Cay, Caye, Caylin, Cazzy, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kari, Karin, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kata, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katy, Kay and Kaye.

Creative forms:
(female) Cadia, Canit, ..

(male) Caitt, Caso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cait Ryder (C.R.), ..

How popular is Cait?

Cait is an uncommon given name for women. Cait is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Cait (not in Top 2000) are Katherine (#84 from current records), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlin (#609), Cassie (#1264), Cailyn (#1343), Katy (#1547), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kit, Caylin, Kaye, Kay, Catlin, Karin, Kati, Cathi, Carin, Caron, Cari, Caren, Caitlan, Carri, Caryn, Cathie, Cathy, Cate, Cassy, Cassi and Catina. Other forms, like Carrin, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Cait was widespread among parents 3 decades ago (average #1293) and is now much lower (#1620, down 73%), with forms like Cari falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cailyn, Caitlan, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Caren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Caryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cassi, Cassie, Cassy, Cate, Catherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Catina, Catlin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caylin, Kari, Karin, Kate, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katia, Katie, Katy, Kay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Kit in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Caitlyn, Catherine, Karin, Kate outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cait is pronounced similarly to Katt. Other recommended names are Amit, Bit, Brit, Caci, Cacia, Cacie, Cacy, Cade, Cadie, Cady, Cai, Caila, Cain, Caisi, Cal, Cala, Cali, Calie, Cam, Cama, Cami, Camia, Cara, Carie, Caris, Carita, Carmit, Caro, Cary, Cas, Casi, Casia, Casie, Casy, Ceil, Chita, Cis, Clair, Clio, Cris, Dalit, Danit, Galit, Ganit, Irit, Jafit, Janit, Marit, Navit, Orit, Pazit, Ranit, Tait and Urit. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cait.

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