Caitlann Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Caitlin:
Borrowed from the Irish, Caitlin is a variant of CaitrÍona, the Gaelic form of Catherine (pure, unsullied). Var: Caitlyn, Catelin, Catelyn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn.
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Caitlann is a variation of the Gaelic for Catherine. It incorporates the additional name of Ann to become Catherine Ann. Its meaning is pure, pretty.
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Caite, Kate, Katie, Kates, Cait
- Meanings and history of the name Caitlann
The name has an Irish origin and means "pure". Caitlin was originally an Irish Gaelic form of Catherine. The original pronunciation in Gaelic was similar to Kathleen and sometimes more like /koyt-hleen/ or /Cotch-LEEN/ but in the later 20th century the pronunciation of "Kate-lynn" was commonly used in English speaking countries, and led to the numerous respellings. According to a name etymology website Katherine (from which Caitlin ultimately derives)could also be derived from Hecate, a Greek goddess originally a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth .
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