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What does Caitlan mean?

Caitlan Pronunciation of Caitlan [cait-lan] as a girls' name. The meaning of Caitlan is "pure". Caitlan is a version of Caitlin (Old French, Greek).

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Caitlan has 17 variants: Caetlin, Caitlann, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Kaitlan, Kaitlann, Kaitlin, Kaitlinn, Kaitlyn and Kaitlynn.

25 more relations via Caitlin: Caelin, Caelyn, Cailen, Cailene, Cailyn, Cailynn, Cait, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitland, Caitlandt, Caitlen, Caitrin, Caity, Calen, Calin, Calyn, Catelan, Catelyn, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn and Katelan.

Creative forms:
(female) Caitan, Caitsan, ..

(male) Caitan, Caitian, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caitlan Emmalee (C.E.), ..

How popular is Caitlan?

Caitlan is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Caitlan is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Caitlan was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest position of #1672 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caitlan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Kaitlyn (#197 last year), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlin (#609), Kaitlynn (#997), Cailyn (#1343), Kaitlin (#1347), Kaitlan, Caylin, Catelyn, Caitlynn, Caelyn and Catlin are the popular varying forms of Caitlan. These relations of Caitlan reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2000 (adoption of 1.3%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.18%, 86.2%), with forms like Kaitlin becoming somewhat dated.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caitlynn, Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Caitlyn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caitlan is alike in pronunciation to Catleen, Kaitleen, Katlin, Katlyn and Kitlyn. Other suggested similar names are Brittan, Cadhla, Caela, Caelan, Caihla, Caila, Caileen, Cailey, Cailie, Cailin, Cain, Caitey, Caitria, Caitrine, Caitrinn, Calla, Callan, Callen, Caltha, Camala, Camela, Cameran, Camila, Camilla, Camyla, Caralin, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carita, Caritta, Carla, Carlah, Carlan, Carlana, Carlen, Carlin, Carlla, Carllen, Carlyn, Carman, Carola, Carolan, Carolann, Carolin, Carolyn, Carylon, Catalin, Catha, Catia, Catlaina (see Catherine), Catlina, Catrin, Cayla, Ceila, Chita, Ciaran, Cilla, Citlali, Cortland, Cristian, Csilla, Dillan, Fallan, Gillan, Jaylan, Jillan, Kailan, Kalan, Kallan and Kaylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caitlan.

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