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Meaning and Name Origin

Kaitlin \ka(it)-lin\ as a girls' name is pronounced KAYT-len. Phonetic form of Caitlin; Irish form of Catherine (Greek) "pure". See also Caitlin.


Kaitlin has 14 variants: Caitlin, Caitlyn, Kaitlan, Kaitleen, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlynne, Katelyn, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katelynne, Kathlin, Kathlinne and Kathlyn.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Kate and Kathleen.

Kaitlin has 19 more related forms via Caitlin, Catherine, Katherine: Caetlin, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitrin, Catlin, Kaitie, Kaitlann, Kaitlinn, Kaitlinne, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn, Katalin, Katelin, Katline, Kayelin and Kaylin.


Kaitlin is a very prominent first name for females (#968 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kaitlin for girls. Kaitlin entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #93 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kaitlin and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Kaitlin ranked in the Top 1000 are Katherine (#83 the previous year), Kaitlyn (#158), Catherine (#170), Katelyn (#172), Kate (#207), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlin (#496), Kaylin (#547), Katelynn (#567), Kathleen (#674), Kaitlynn (#928), Katelin and Kathlyn. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in 1998 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Kathleen, Kathlyn and Katelin falling out of fashion. The more fashionable birth names here are Kate (#207), Katelyn (#172), Kaitlyn (#158), Kaylin (#547) and Caitlyn (#463), with Kate enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Caitlyn, Catherine, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kate, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathleen, Kathlyn, Kaylin in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Kaitlin is pronounced similarly to Katlin, Katlyn and Kitlyn. Another recommended similar baby name is Kailin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kaitlin.