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What does Kaitlin mean?

Kaitlin Pronunciation of Kaitlin [kaitlin] as a girls' name is pronounced KAYT-len. Phonetic form of Caitlin; Irish form of Catherine (Greek) "pure". See also Caitlin.

Associated with: irish (gaelic), greek, pure (virgin).


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

Affiliated girl names: Kate and Kathleen.

68 more related forms via Caitlin, Catherine, Katherine: Caelin, Caetlin, Cailen, Cailyn, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitland, Caitlann, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Caitria, Caitrin, Caitrine, Caitrinn, Calin, Catalin, Catlain, Catlin, Catlina, Catline, Catlyn, Catrin, Cayelin, Caylin, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaitlann, Kaitlinn, Kaitlinne, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn, Kaitrinna, Kaitriona, Kaity, Karin, Karrin, Katalin, Katalina, Katelan, Katelijn, Katelin, Kathi, Kathie, Kathline, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katina, Katla, Katlaina, Katleen, Katline, Katria, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Kayelin, Kayelyn, Kaylin, Kitti and Kittie.

Creative forms:
(female) Keitlin, Kotlin, ..

(male) Kaitin, Kaiton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kaitlin Carter (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kaitlin?

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)

Kaitlin entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #93 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1347 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlin name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Katherine (#84 from current records), Catherine (#179), Kaitlyn (#197), Kate (#222), Katelyn (#239), Katie (#309), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlin (#609), Kaylin (#619), Katelynn (#654), Katalina (#787), Kathleen (#830), Kaitlynn (#997), Katrina (#1167), Cailyn (#1343), Katia (#1869), Kathlyn, Kittie, Katina, Kati, Katelin, Catlin, Caitlynn, Caitlan, Caylin, Kaitlan, Kathi, Katelynne, Karin and Kathie are the popular related forms of Kaitlin (#1347 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Catlina, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Kaitlin reached its apex in 1992 (median #1018) and has become significantly diminished since (#1291, 72.8% less usage), with forms like Kaitlynn falling out of fashion. Katalina is the most fashionable girl name among these.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caitlynn, Catherine, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Karin, Katalina, Kate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katelynne, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathi, Kathie, Kathleen, Kathlyn, Kati in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katia, Katie, Katina, Katrina, Kaylin, Kittie in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katie, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kaitlin is pronounced similarly to Katlin, Katlyn, Katlyne, Katlynn and Kitlyn. Other recommended names are Aislin, Baibin, Brittin, Brittlin, Cailin, Caralin, Carlin, Darylin, Eaglin, Eilin, Jacalin, Jaclin, Jalin, Jasolin, Kaeli, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kahli, Kailah, Kailan, Kailani, Kailee, Kaileen, Kaili, Kailie, Kailin, Kailyn, Kaissie, Kaitrina, Kalan, Kalen, Kalia, Kalin, Kalli, Kallie, Kalyn, Kamelia, Kamerin, Kamillia, Kamrin, Karalina, Karaline, Karlen, Karli, Karlie, Karlin, Karline, Karlyn, Karmin, Karolin, Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn, Kateline, Katelinn (see Katelyn), Katilyn, Katrin, Kaylan, Kaylen, Kaylinn, Kayllie, Keili, Keilie, Kristain, Mairin, Maralin, Marlin, Marylin, Pamelin and Satin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kaitlin.

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