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Meaning and name origin

Caitlin \ca(it)-lin\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Cathleen and Kaylin.

Caitlin is also pronounced similarly to Katlin. Other suggested similar baby names are Cailin, Catalin and Catlina.


Caitlin is a very popular first name for females (#560 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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