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Caitlin

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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

Fun Facts about the name Caitlin

  • How many people with the first name Caitlin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111,177 babies born with the first name Caitlin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Caitlin to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caitlin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Caitlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Caitlin is Thursday, October 1st, 1942.
  • What year had the most people named Caitlin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caitlin was in 1988 with a total of 7,241 babies. That's a lot of babies named Caitlin!
  • Random Caitlin Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Caitlin ranks 75th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 36 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Caitlin: Your name in reverse order is Niltiac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lncitia. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Caitlin as a first name

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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.

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Origin and Meaning of Caitlin

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

Wiktionary

Modern anglicized spelling and pronunciation of Irish Caitlín, a form of Catherine.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Caitlin

Caitlin Stasey

Caitlin Stasey is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2003 to present. Caitlin was given the name Caitlin Jean Stasey on May 1st, 1990 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran is a journalist, author, and broadcaster. Caitlin was given the name Catherine Elizabeth Moran on April 5th, 1975 in Brighton, England.

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Caitlin FitzGerald

Caitlin FitzGerald is an actress. Caitlin was born in 1982 in Camden, Maine, U.S.

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Caitlin "Kate" Todd

Caitlin "Kate" Todd is a special agent, major case response team field agent, former special agent, and united states secret service.

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Caitlin Glass

Caitlin Glass is a voice actress, adr director, adr scriptwriter, singer, and dubbing (filmmaking). She has had major accomplishments since 2004. Caitlin was given the name Caitlin Tiffany Glass on November 16th, 1981 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Caitlin Upton

Caitlin Upton is a famed person. She holds the title Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007 and Miss South Carolina Teen USA2007. Caitlin was given the name Lauren Caitlin Upton on March 27th, 1989.

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  • Cat Marnell
    (writer)
  • Caitlin Gerard
    (famous person)
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan
    (writer)
  • Caitlin Sanchez
    (actress)
  • Caitlin O'Heaney
    (actress)
  • Caitlin Doughty
    (list of youtubers)
  • Caitlin Cary
    (musician)
  • Caitlin Foord
    (soccer player)
  • Caitlin Rose
    (musician)
  • Caitlin Leverenz
    (famed human)
  • Caitlin Cahow
    (ice hockey player)
  • Caitlin Crosby
    (musician)
  • Caitlin Canty
    (musician)
  • Caitlin Van Zandt
    (actor)

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What does the name Caitlin mean?

Cis for compassion, your finest side.

Ais for altruism, the unselfish you.

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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