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Meaning of Caitlin

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The name Caitlin has the following meaning:

One who is pure. The Irish form of Catherine.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Caitlin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 128 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Caitlin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 31 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 266 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Caitlin in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Caitlin is pronounced as kate-leen


Caitlin originates from the Irish language.

See other suggested Irish girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Caitlin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Caitlin: Boys - Clarence, Dacey, Girls - Nelia, Reanna, Una, Both genders - Brian, Darby



Common nicknames for the name Caitlin are: Cait


We think the name Caitlin should fall under the following style category: Short and Catchy.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Caitlin to be: Cute and slender woman

In one word, you might describe Caitlin as a(n) "slender" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Caitlin (or its variants) are:

Caitlin Jean Stasey , born on 1 May, a famous actress. Caitlin Jean Stasey 's background: An Australian actress who is best known for her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours. Previously she played Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club.

Caitlín Brugha, born on 11 December, a famous politician. Caitlín Brugha's background: An Irish Sinn Féin politician.

Caitlin Cary , born on 28 October, a famous musician. Caitlin Cary 's background: An alt-country musician originally from Seville, Ohio, United States. Cary began playing the violin at age six. She joined the band Whiskeytown in 1994, while in college at North Carolina State University. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Eric 'Skillet' Gilmore.
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