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What does Catlin mean?

Catlin Pronunciation of Catlin [catlin] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Catlin) is of Irish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Catlin is "pure". Variant of Catherine. Surname. George Catlin was an American traveler and artist of the mid 19th century who is famous for his penetrating portraits of Native Americans.

Associated with: irish, greek, pure, surname, 19th century, famous.


Catlin has 3 variants: Cattlin, Katlin and Kattlin.

Creative forms:
(male) Camlin, Canlin, ..

(female) Catlan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Catlin Otis (C.O.), ..

How popular is Catlin?

Catlin is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#6792 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Catlin entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #1808 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Catherine is the only other prominent alternative form of Catlin rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Catlin was at its most widespread in the 1900s.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catlin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caelan, Caelen, Caidin, Cailin, Cain, Calan, Callan, Callis, Calvin, Camdin, Caolain, Caolan, Cardin, Carlin, Carling, Carmin, Cathan, Caydin, Chaplin, Colin, Collin, Conlin, Cullin, Dallin, Daylin, Galin, Gamlin, Garlin, Gaylin, Hamlin, Harlin, Jaelin, Jailin, Jalin, Jaylin, Kaelin, Kalin, Karlin, Malin, Mallin, Marlin, Maslin, Nalin, Patin, Pattin, Paulin, Talin, Tallin and Waylin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Catlin.

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