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What does Kaitlin mean?

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 information, 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 Kaitlin and affiliated names. 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 are the popular related forms of Kaitlin ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in 1998 (usage of 0.7444%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.4668%, down 37.3%), with the forms Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Kathleen, Katelin and Kathlyn falling out of fashion. The more fashionable birth names here are Kate (#207), Katelyn (#172), Kaitlyn (#158), Kaylin (#547) and Caitlyn (#463), and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for Kate. (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.