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pinWhat does Caitlin mean?

Caitlin /cai-tlin/ as a girls' name is pronounced KATE-lin, kat-LEEN, KOIT-leen, KATH-leen. It is of Old French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Caitlin is "pure". Caitlín is the Irish Gaelic form of Cateline, which is the Old French form of Katherine, whose source is the Greek name Aikaterine. See also Catherine.


Caitlin has 53 variants: Caelin, Caelyn, Caetlin, Cailen, Cailene, Cailyn, Cailynn, Cait, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitland, Caitlandt, Caitlann, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Caitrin, Caity, Calen, Calin, Calyn, Calynn, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Catriona, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn, Kaitlan, Kaitlann, Kaitlin, Kaitlinn, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kayelin and Kayelyn.

Affiliated girl names: Cathleen and Kaylin.

Caitlin has 31 more alternative forms via Cateline, Catherine, Katherine: Caitey, Caitria, Caitrine, Caitrinn, Caitriona, Carin, Carrin, Catalin, Catalina, Cataline, Cathelin, Cathi, Cathie, Cathline, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Catlaina, Catlina, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Kaitie, Kaitlinne, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn, Katalin, Katline and Kaylin.

Kreatif forms: Caitlinna, Cartlin, Cotlin. [more]

pinHow popular is Caitlin?

Caitlin is a very prominent first name for women (#560 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name history of Caitlin for girls. Caitlin entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #50 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is presently at #496. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caitlin name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of the girl name Caitlin and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Caitlin (#496 from current records) are Katherine (#83 from current records), Kaitlyn (#158), Catherine (#170), Katelyn (#172), Catalina (#365), Caitlyn (#463), Kaylin (#547), Katelynn (#567), Kaitlynn (#928), Kaitlin, Katelin, Catina, Cathi, Caitlynn, Cathie, Cathleen, Catrina, Cailyn and Catriona. Usage of these forms of Caitlin was widespread among parents a decade ago (average #539) and is somewhat lower today (#697, down 34.2%), with versions like Caitlynn falling out of style. Katherine is more familiar than the rest, although Caitlyn seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Cailyn, Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Catalina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathi, Cathie, Cathleen, Catina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catrina, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katelyn, Katelynn, Katherine, Kaylin in U.S.

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

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

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Caitlin is alike in pronunciation to Catleen, Kaitleen, Katlin, Katlyn and Kitlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Aislin, Baibin, Cabalina, Cacelia, Caelan, Caila, Caileen, Cailie, Cailin, Caisi, Caisie, Calie, Callan, Callen, Calli, Callia, Callie, Camelia, Camillia, Caoilinn, Caralia, Caralin, Caraline, Caralyn, Cardin, Carilyn, Carlan, Carli, Carlie, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carling, Carlis, Carllen, Carmin, Carolien, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline, Carolyn, Carylon, Castalia, Cathia, Caylia, Ceili, Charalin, Charelin, Chastin, Chiquin, Cili, Cilia, Coralin, Cristin, Darylin, Eaglin, Eilin, Jacalin, Jacklin, Jaclin, Jasolin, Kaelin, Kailin, Kalin, Karolin, Kathlin, Katrin, Madlin, Marlin and Taylin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Caitlin.