Caitlin

Caitlin - A very unique female name



  Apr 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Caitlin, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1957 on position #2166. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Caitlin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Caitlin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Caitlin. The baby girl name Caitlin was given to 711 baby girls in 2012, ranking #417 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,988 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Caitlin peaked in popularity 31 years ago in 1988 on position 44.



Famous with this name

Caitlin Wachs
Caitlin Stasey
James Caitlin


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Caitlin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Caitlin is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #186 - and is the least popular in Indiana at position #1,031.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Caitlin is where you live.


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Caitlin origin and meaning

Caitlin is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Caitlin, pop culture references for the name Caitlin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Caitlin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Caitlin, sorted by popularity.

Caitlyn / Cathleen / Catalina / Caitlynn / Catelyn / Caitlan / Catlin / Chastelyn / Cathlene / Catelynn /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012417
2011392
2010342
2009265
2008235
2007232
2006208
2005191
2004160
2003142
2002124
200189
200075
199993
199878
199787
199684
199581
199478
199364
199262
199155
199050
198949
198844
198763
198669
198577
1984118
1983153
1982221
1981310
1980368
1979679
1978694
1977867
1976932
19751221
19741260
19731273
19721162
19711311
19701120
19691088
19681123
19671176
19661451
19652130
19642077
19612338
19572166

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts186
Rhode Island209
Connecticut225
Maryland259
Virginia269
New Jersey274
Pennsylvania281
Wisconsin323
New York340
Iowa356
Missouri357
Colorado385
Oregon391
Ohio393
Tennessee398
Illinois401
Kansas404
Georgia406
Mississippi418
Washington422
North Carolina462
Nebraska464
California466
Michigan471
Oklahoma511
South Carolina523
Utah526
Minnesota536
Arizona537
Florida538
Alabama546
Texas552
Nevada585
Kentucky736
Louisiana910
Indiana1031

Even more about Caitlin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Caitlin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Caitlin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1988
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Caitlin
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,988
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1957
2012 births +711

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