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111k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Caitlin

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #584 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
51k Caitlyn (American)
30k Cathleen (Irish)
15k Catalina (Spanish)
2k Catlin (English)
< 1k Catalin (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Caitlin" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1955550
195613130
195714140
1958660
1959880
196015150
196116160
196214140
196325250
196424240
196535350
196651510
196762620
196878780
196994940
19701011010
197176760
197278780
197368680
197480800
197596960
19761351350
19771721720
19782222220
19792552550
19806486480
19817907846
19821,1991,1918
19831,8921,8848
19842,3642,34321
19853,6193,60514#77 girl name
19863,8973,88116#69 girl name
19875,0164,99026#63 girl name
19887,2697,24128#44 girl name
19897,0727,02844#49 girl name
19907,0457,02520#50 girl name
19916,3946,38212#55 girl name
19925,4045,39212#62 girl name
19935,4305,4255#64 girl name
19944,6634,6576#78 girl name
19954,3954,38213#81 girl name
19964,2784,2708#84 girl name
19973,8683,8617#87 girl name
19984,1814,1756#78 girl name
19993,4653,4596#93 girl name
20004,1074,1025#76 girl name
20013,4553,4550#89 girl name
20022,7412,7410
20032,3112,3110
20042,0612,04912
20051,7741,7740
20061,6521,6520
20071,5271,5270
20081,4571,4570
20091,2161,2160
20109439430
20118038030
20127407400
20136526520
20146256250

Want to know about the populiarty of Caitlin? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,696 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 first appeared 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 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Caitlin" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 57 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 4,181 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Caitlin" mean?

Caitlin (Irish): Pure

The name "Caitlin" is of Irish origin and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

A is for able, for you surely are.

I is for ideals, no higher!

T is for talent, hidden or not.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Niltiac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tcinila". 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.

Where is the name Caitlin popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Caitlin in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Caitlin

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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Past life for Caitlin born Jan 9, 1999

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 Germany approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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