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What does Caitlinn mean?

Caitlinn Pronunciation of Caitlinn [caitlinn] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Caitlinn means "pure". Caitlinn is a variant form of Caitlin (Old French, Greek). Caitlinn is also a form of Catherine (Greek). Caitlinn is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Caitlinn has 20 variants: Caetlin, Caitlan, Caitlann, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Kaitlan, Kaitlann, Kaitlin, Kaitlinn, Kaitlinne, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katleen and Katline.

38 more alternative forms via Caitlin, Catherine, Katherine: Caelin, Cailen, Cailene, Cailyn, Cailynn, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitland, Caitlandt, Caitlen, Caitria, Caitrin, Caitrine, Caitrinn, Caitriona, Calin, Calynn, Catalin, Catalina, Cataline, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelynn, Cathline, Cathrinn, Catina, Catlaina, Catlina, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Cayelin, Caylin, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn and Kaitrinna.

Creative forms:
(female) Cantlinn, Cletlinn, ..

(male) Cailain, Cailan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caitlinn Heaven (C.H.), ..

How popular is Caitlinn?

Caitlinn is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Caitlinn is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Cailyn (#1343 in 2015), Caitlan, Caitlin (#609), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlynn, Catalina (#325), Catherine (#179), Catina, Catlin, Catrina, Caylin, Kaitlan, Kaitlin (#1347), Kaitlyn (#197), Kaitlynn (#997) and Katherine (#84) are the prominent alternative forms of Caitlinn (outside Top 2000). Usage of these forms of Caitlinn was at its peak 2 decades ago (adoption of 2.2%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.6%, 72%). Katherine is the continual favorite, though Catalina has become popular as well, while forms like Caitlynn are now less popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catalina, Catherine, Catina, Catlin, Catrina in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Caitlinn is pronounced similarly to Catleen, Kaitleen, Kaitlynne, Katlin and Katlynn. Other suggested similar names are Aislinn, Cabalina, Caelainn, Caileen, Cailie, Cailin, Calina, Caoilainn, Caoilfinn, Caoilinn, Caralin, Caraline, Caralynn, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carling, Carlynn, Carolann, Carolien, Carolin, Carolina, Caroline, Carolynn, Cataleen, Catelan, Catelyn, Cathaline, Cathelin, Cathelina, Cathleen, Cathlene, Cathlyne, Cauline, Ciline, Darlinn, Kailin, Kaitrina, Katelinn (see Katelyn), Kaylinn, Marlinn and Taitiann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caitlinn.

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