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Caitlin

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Meaning and origin
Caitlin is a Celtic girl name. The meaning of the name is `Welsh pure `.


Where is it used?
The name Caitlin is mainly used in Irish and in English.

It is an abbreviated form of
Catrin, used in Welsh.


How do they say it elsewhere?
Kathleen (In Irish and in English)
Kaitlynn (In English)
Katelin (In English)
Kaitlyn (In English)
Kaitlin (In English)
Katherine (In English)
Caitlyn (In English)
Katelynn (In English)
Katelyn (In English)
Katlyn (In English)
Kathlyn (In English)
Caetlin (In Other languages)


See also
In Swedish and in Finnish: Karin
In Swedish: Kajsa
In Spanish: Catalina
In Spanish: Catherina
In Scandinavian: Kaia
In Russian and in Bulgarian: Ekaterina
In Romanian: Ecaterina
In Polish: Katarzyna
In Norwegian: Kari
In Jewish: Reina
In Italian and in Portuguese: Catarina
In Italian and in Catalan: Caterina
In Irish and in Scottish: Catriona
In Irish and in English: Cathleen
In Irish: Caitria
In Hungarian: Katalin
In Greek: Aikaterine
In German, Swedish, Hungarian, Croatian and in Serbian: Katarina
In German and in English: Katharine
In German, Danish, Dutch and in Polish: Katrine
In German: Katarine
In German: Käthe
In German: Katharina
In German: Katja
In Finnish: Katariina
In Finnish: Kaisa
In English and in French: Catherine
In English: Kate
In English: Kitty
In English: Kathryn
In English: Kathy
In English: Kathie
In English: Kathi
In English: Katherina
In English: Kit
In English: Kara
In English: Kat
In English: Cathryn
In Dutch: Katrien
In Danish and in English: Karen
In Czech: Katerina
In Breton: Katarin
In Other languages: Khara


What Caitlin`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    Many people compliment me on what a pretty name it is.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Having to spell it for everyone and it's still NEVER spelled correctly. Don't try to put a Y in it or I will punch you in the face. LOL Also, a teacher in grade school used to call me CaitLYN with an emphasis on the Lynn, and that was annoying. And I had another teacher who called me CATlin...which was also annoying, because A+I clearly = long A sound. UGHHH
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    The other name my parents were considering was Eve. Or, if I had been a boy, Matthew.
    Extra information:
  2. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    Its quite a rare name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People never spell it right (with a K -___-)
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    Martha, Rachael, Sorcha
    Extra information:
    Please learn how to spell 'Caitlin'
  3. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    It's quite a nice name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I'm living in Germany and nobody has any idea how to pronounce or spell it.
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    I'd be Katie.
    Extra information:
    God damn Germans.
  4. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    People say it's pretty
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's often spelt wrong and difficult to understand on the phone, I've been called Katie, Kim and even Katrina many times during phone calls
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    It would be Tilda (Thanks dad for saving me!)
    Extra information:
    A friend of mine kept spelling my name like Catlin so Cat became my nickname - it's easier to remember and I think it's cool!
  5. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    I haven't met many people with the name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    people often spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    Catherine or Amy
    Extra information:
  6. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    It's peppy
    The worst thing about the name:
    Spelling
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    Olivia phsyc it will be kaetlynne
    Extra information:
    I love lagoons spongebob
  7. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    Nothing much
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everything that can be explained
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    It would be Lexi or Lucy
    Extra information:
    Nope
  8. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    everything
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    it would be rose
    Extra information:
    i hate this name
  9. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    my mum chose it and i love my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    people spell it wrong others try to shorten it and call me kate which i don't like
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    i do like the name abigail.
    Extra information:
    my name is spelt with a c not a k which many people get wrong and others want to call me kate.
  10. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    its awesome when ya say hey caitlin and they say hi caitlin
    The worst thing about the name:
    every one spells it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    then my parents would call something else
    Extra information:
    every one thinks its spelt with a y or a k but its a c and a i
  11. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    I know a ton of people with my name! Its so fun to say Hi Caitlin then get answered with Hi Caitlin
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone spells it wrong unless its there name
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    my mom says it would be Molly which is cool
    Extra information:
    Everyone who spells it wrong spells it with a y not an i
  12. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    I enjoy having a name this is of Irish origin.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is sort of a common name.
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    I'd want it to be something exotic and unique.
    Extra information:
    Everyone ALWAYS assumes that my name is spelled with a 'K' and that's not even the true spelling!
  13. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    It is a nice name and i like how it was the name my mum gave me
    The worst thing about the name:
    After my mum named me Caitlin everyone else seemed to be called it too!
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    I wouldnt be me or be unique. I would probably be called Bethany, yuck
    Extra information:
    It is annoying when people ask 'how do you spell that?' and they get it wrong. But im glad im called Caitlin
  14. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    Its a unique spelling and there is many options for nixk names... I go by Cait... used to go by Catie... have never gone by lin but I still like it... its nice...
    The worst thing about the name:
    People often dont know how to say it people have called me CATlin... someow have worked an e sound in ther as in beep... its odd...
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    Id probley have an average name... and wouldnt like it...
    Extra information:
    Caitlin in nice...
  15. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    No one spells it like that
    The worst thing about the name:
    no one spells it right
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:
    nope
    Extra information:
  16. The best thing about the name Caitlin:
    It's a great Irish name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone butchers the spelling.
    If my name wasn`t Caitlin....:

    Extra information:


More `Caitlin` links
Caitlin as abbreviation
Actors named Caitlin
Caitlin in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Caitlin

Caitlin appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 230. The name reached the top-100 12 times. 1990 was a `top year` for the name Caitlin. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #50. The last time Caitlin appeared among the most common names was in 1980. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007230
2006209
2005193
2004161
2003143
2002123
200189
200075
199993
199878
199787
199684
199582
199478
199366
199262
199155
199050
1980365
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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this is just the best name ever
Skyler
This will be my little princess's name (: her daddy picked it out, spelling and all and i loved it!


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