Cailin

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cailin

"Cailin" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Girl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From caile (“maid”) +‎ -ín (“diminutive”).

  1. girl; young, unmarried woman
  2. girlfriend
  3. female servant, maid
  4. useful thing (referring to a feminine noun)
    Is í an druil an chun na hoibre.
    The drill is the right tool for the job.

Notable Persons Named Cailin

Cailin Michie is an athlete for the Hibernian L.F.C.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Cailin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 9 9 0
1973 6 6 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 17 17 0
1982 35 35 0
1983 44 44 0
1984 47 47 0
1985 39 39 0
1986 40 40 0
1987 64 64 0
1988 59 59 0
1989 59 59 0
1990 71 71 0
1991 62 62 0
1992 56 56 0
1993 75 75 0
1994 129 129 0
1995 127 127 0
1996 129 123 6
1997 143 143 0
1998 169 162 7
1999 131 131 0
2000 150 150 0
2001 146 146 0
2002 160 153 7
2003 164 164 0
2004 147 147 0
2005 144 144 0
2006 132 132 0
2007 142 137 5
2008 137 137 0
2009 120 115 5
2010 133 133 0
2011 100 100 0
2012 81 81 0
2013 65 65 0
2014 60 60 0
2015 50 50 0
2016 24 24 0
2017 29 29 0

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Popularity of Cailin as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cailin

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  • How Popular is the name Cailin? Cailin is the 4,693rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cailin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,561 babies born with the first name Cailin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cailin to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cailin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Cailin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cailin is Tuesday, April 18th, 1939.
  • What year had the most people named Cailin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cailin was in 2003 with a total of 164 babies.
  • Random Cailin Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cailin is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Cailin: Your name in reverse order is Niliac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niclai. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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