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111k
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Caitlin

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #591 All Time
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51k Caitlyn (American)
30k Cathleen (Irish)
16k Catalina (Spanish)
2k Catlin (English)
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How popular is the baby name Caitlin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1955 5 5 0
1956 13 13 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 16 16 0
1962 14 14 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 24 24 0
1965 35 35 0
1966 51 51 0
1967 62 62 0
1968 78 78 0
1969 94 94 0
1970 101 101 0
1971 77 77 0
1972 78 78 0
1973 68 68 0
1974 80 80 0
1975 96 96 0
1976 135 135 0
1977 172 172 0
1978 222 222 0
1979 255 255 0
1980 648 648 0
1981 790 784 6
1982 1,199 1,191 8
1983 1,893 1,885 8
1984 2,364 2,343 21
1985 3,621 3,607 14 #77 girl name
1986 3,896 3,880 16 #69 girl name
1987 5,017 4,991 26 #63 girl name
1988 7,269 7,241 28 #44 girl name
1989 7,072 7,028 44 #49 girl name
1990 7,046 7,026 20 #50 girl name
1991 6,394 6,382 12 #55 girl name
1992 5,404 5,392 12 #62 girl name
1993 5,431 5,426 5 #64 girl name
1994 4,662 4,656 6 #78 girl name
1995 4,395 4,382 13 #81 girl name
1996 4,278 4,270 8 #84 girl name
1997 3,869 3,862 7 #87 girl name
1998 4,181 4,175 6 #78 girl name
1999 3,465 3,459 6 #93 girl name
2000 4,107 4,102 5 #76 girl name
2001 3,455 3,455 0 #89 girl name
2002 2,741 2,741 0
2003 2,311 2,311 0
2004 2,061 2,049 12
2005 1,774 1,774 0
2006 1,652 1,652 0
2007 1,527 1,527 0
2008 1,457 1,457 0
2009 1,216 1,216 0
2010 943 943 0
2011 803 803 0
2012 740 740 0
2013 652 652 0
2014 627 627 0
2015 473 473 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Caitlin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111,177 babies born with the name Caitlin in the United States. That's more than enough Caitlins to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Caitlin" was in 1988 with a total of 7,241 babies. (That's a lot of baby Caitlins)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Caitlin" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 16 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 2,364 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Caitlin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Caitlin as well as things modernly associated with the name Caitlin such as celebrities named Caitlin.

Origin and Meaning of Caitlin

The name "Caitlin" is of Irish origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Caitlin

Caitlin is a given name. Caitlin was born in 1976.

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Caitlin Wachs

Caitlin Wachs is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Caitlin was born in 1989 in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Caitlin

Caitlin Fitzgerald
Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Rice
Caitlin Roth
Caitlin Snow
Caitlin Gerard
Caitlin Stasey

Alternative Meanings

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

L is for lucky, who is more?

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Niltiac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nitailc". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Caitlin born Jan 9, 2006

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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