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Caitlin 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 names Cathleen and Kaylin.
Baby names that sound like Caitlin are Catlina, Catalin and Katlin.
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Popularity of Caitlin
Caitlin is a very popular first name for women (#560 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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