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Caitlin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Caitlin is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Caitlin is "pure, chaste".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "caitlyn".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 496  in baby name popularity for girls with 625 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Caitlin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Caitlin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Caitlin to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Caitlin include Caetlin, Kaitlin.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Caitlin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.