Caitlyn

Caitlyn - A very unique female name



  Mar 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Caitlyn appeared on the charts for the first time in 1980 on position #1817. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Caitlyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Caitlyn? 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 Caitlyn. The baby girl name Caitlyn was given to 793 baby girls in 2012, ranking #377 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,782 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Caitlyn peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1998 on position 115.



Famous with this name

Caitlyn Folley
Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Geerlings


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Caitlyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Caitlyn is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #135 - and is the least popular in Washington at position #961.

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 Caitlyn is where you live.


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Caitlyn origin and meaning

Caitlyn is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Caitlyn, pop culture references for the name Caitlyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Caitlyn

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

Caitlin / 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
2012377
2011347
2010305
2009256
2008228
2007212
2006200
2005181
2004162
2003160
2002146
2001133
2000117
1999124
1998115
1997133
1996137
1995137
1994148
1993153
1992155
1991184
1990182
1989220
1988220
1987386
1986423
1985545
1984839
1983899
19821230
19812375
19801817

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii135
Alaska168
Maryland222
Georgia228
Pennsylvania275
Tennessee277
South Carolina295
Michigan298
Massachusetts308
New York316
New Jersey331
Nebraska341
Virginia348
Missouri358
West Virginia370
Alabama374
North Carolina382
Connecticut386
Arizona387
California398
Utah405
Louisiana412
Oklahoma415
Mississippi417
Idaho429
Oregon432
Texas435
Florida443
Wisconsin444
Ohio455
Illinois456
Minnesota460
Indiana476
Colorado483
Kansas486
Arkansas508
Washington961

Even more about Caitlyn


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 Caitlyn 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 Caitlyn?

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
1998
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Caitlyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,782
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1980
2012 births +793

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