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Caitlin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Caitlin?

Ranking 1,423rd in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Caitlin is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Caitlin has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #44 in 1988 with 7,245 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Caitlin was less than 5, most recently in 1954.

Approximately during the years 1959-1969, and 1974-1988, the name Caitlin took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1991-1995, and 2000-2016.

Caitlin became more popular as a girls name in 1955.

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Caitlin be?

Caitlin's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Caitlin for their newborn has dropped dramatically.

The name Caitlin is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Caitlin has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Caitlin (Girl)Caitlin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 159 1,423 < 5 --
2016 217 1,152 < 5 --
2015 477 609 < 5 --
2014 628 496 < 5 --
2013 653 469 < 5 --
2012 740 424 < 5 --
2011 803 393 < 5 --
2010 944 340 < 5 --
2009 1,216 267 < 5 --
2008 1,459 235 < 5 --
2007 1,528 230 < 5 --
2006 1,653 209 < 5 --
2005 1,777 193 < 5 --
2004 2,049 161 12 6,192
2003 2,311 142 < 5 --
2002 2,741 123 < 5 --
2001 3,455 89 < 5 --
2000 4,102 76 5 10,584
1999 3,461 93 6 8,845
1998 4,175 78 6 8,613
1997 3,862 87 7 7,384
1996 4,270 84 8 6,579
1995 4,381 81 13 4,547
1994 4,657 78 6 7,902
1993 5,426 64 5 8,890
1992 5,392 62 12 4,599
1991 6,382 55 12 4,521
1990 7,026 50 20 3,070
1989 7,025 49 44 1,738
1988 7,245 44 28 2,203
1987 4,990 63 26 2,217
1986 3,880 69 16 3,019
1985 3,607 76 14 3,239
1984 2,343 118 21 2,372
1983 1,885 153 8 4,556
1982 1,191 219 8 4,650
1981 784 309 6 5,589
1980 649 365 < 5 --
1979 255 676 < 5 --
1978 222 710 < 5 --
1977 172 855 < 5 --
1976 135 947 < 5 --
1975 96 1,202 < 5 --
1974 80 1,322 < 5 --
1973 68 1,433 < 5 --
1972 77 1,313 < 5 --
1971 77 1,376 < 5 --
1970 100 1,155 < 5 --
1969 94 1,148 < 5 --
1968 77 1,246 < 5 --
1967 62 1,402 < 5 --
1966 51 1,571 < 5 --
1965 34 2,000 < 5 --
1964 24 2,534 < 5 --
1963 25 2,428 < 5 --
1962 14 3,447 < 5 --
1961 16 3,196 < 5 --
1960 15 3,221 < 5 --
1959 8 4,671 < 5 --
1958 6 5,480 < 5 --
1957 14 3,163 < 5 --
1956 13 3,347 < 5 --
1955 5 5,930 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.