Caitlyn

First Name
52k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Caitlyn mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Caitlyn

"Caitlyn" is a name of American origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, one of the modern spelling variants of Caitlin.

Notable Persons Named Caitlyn

They have been prominent since 1970. Caitlyn was given the name William Bruce Jenner on October 28th, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.

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Caitlyn Taylor Love is an actress, singer, musician, dancer, actor, and singing. She was most active from 2006 to present. Caitlyn was born on June 16th, 1994 in United States.

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Caitlyn Buske is a sports team member for the Sacramento Pride.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 5 5 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 10 10 0
1977 13 13 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 18 18 0
1980 42 42 0
1981 46 46 0
1982 105 105 0
1983 158 158 0
1984 212 212 0
1985 373 373 0
1986 536 536 0
1987 596 596 0
1988 1,176 1,171 5
1989 1,239 1,234 5
1990 1,585 1,585 0
1991 1,615 1,609 6
1992 1,969 1,969 0
1993 2,044 2,044 0
1994 2,172 2,172 0
1995 2,300 2,300 0
1996 2,332 2,332 0
1997 2,365 2,365 0
1998 2,943 2,937 6
1999 2,673 2,673 0
2000 2,835 2,835 0
2001 2,536 2,536 0
2002 2,266 2,266 0
2003 2,079 2,079 0
2004 2,042 2,030 12
2005 1,897 1,897 0
2006 1,754 1,754 0
2007 1,611 1,611 0
2008 1,490 1,490 0
2009 1,279 1,279 0
2010 1,070 1,070 0
2011 929 929 0
2012 825 825 0
2013 753 753 0
2014 691 691 0
2015 493 493 0
2016 247 247 0
2017 227 227 0

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Popularity of Caitlyn as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Caitlyn

  • What name lists does Caitlyn rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Caitlyn? Caitlyn is the 982nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Caitlyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 51,581 babies born with the first name Caitlyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Caitlyn to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caitlyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Caitlyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Caitlyn is Tuesday, January 27th, 1948.
  • What year had the most people named Caitlyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caitlyn was in 1998 with a total of 2,937 babies. That's a lot of babies named Caitlyn!
  • Random Caitlyn Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Caitlyn ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 12 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Caitlyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyltiac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cniatly. 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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