Kaitlin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kaitlin

Kaitlin

Pronunciation: KAYT-lin (key)

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I would like to preface this by saying that I love my name, however, it has become overly common. Due to this, it has a lost a great deal of it's appeal. My name is Kaitlin E. and there is a girl who has my same first, middle, and last name who--my entire life--has been known as my "evil twin" due to her trouble with the law, dropping out of school, getting pregnant, etc. I get slapped with her reptuation while she gets slapped with mine (HS honors having graduated at 16, Dean's List, soon-to-be colleg graduate, etc). It's frustrating, and wouldn't happen if I did not have one of the most common names in America.
There is also the fact that no one seemed to know how to spell it, and you'll be called ever "K" or "C" name, but Kaitlin.

I have always liked my name too, but the whole spelling issue was a bit frustrating at times. "K" or "C", with a "Y" or "I". I still have family members who can't spell my name correctly, and I'm almost 25! I grew up not really having any friends with the same name as me. There were only a few "Kaitlin"s in my high school, so I just thought it wasn't that popular of a name. My first day of veterinary school, however, made me think differently, as there were 3 other girls in my class with the name Kaitlin. There was some spelling variation but still the same name.

Nicknames for Kaitlin: | Edit

Kai/Kay
Kay-Kay
Kait/Kate
Katie/Katy/Kaity
Lin/Linn
Linnie
Linna
Katydid/Katiedid
Kaito/Kato
Kd/Kt
Ki-Ki/Ko-Ko

Meanings and history of the name Kaitlin: | Edit

Celtic roots provide a translation of "Pure" or "Pure beauty."

Famous real-life people named Kaitlin: | Edit

Kaitlin Cullum - former child actress
Kaitlin Sandeno - American Olympic swimmer
Kaitlin Colombo - American comedian

Kaitlin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kaitlin Cooper - character from the O.C.

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