Caitlin Name Meaning & Origin

Caitlin

Pronunciation: KAYT-lin, kaht-LEEN (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cait, Caitlyn, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelyn

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Meanings and history of the name Caitlin

Irish Gaelic form of Kathleen, a variant of Katherine, meaning "pure".

Famous real-life people named Caitlin

Caitlin Davies, English-born author
Caitlin Flanagan, American writer and social critic
Caitlin MacNamara, wife of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas
Caitlin Matthews, co-author with John Matthews of the Encyclopedia of Celtic Myth and Legend
Caitlin Moran, British journalist and columnist
Caitlin R. Kiernan, Irish-born dark fantasy and sci-fi author
Caitlin Cahow, American ice hockey player
Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
Caitlyn Carruthers, American figure skater
Caitlin Ledsome, A Bitch
Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
Caitlin O'Riordan, Irish singer
Caitlin Chisling, cheap trash author

Caitlin in song, story & screen

Caitlin, character in the second season of Heroes
Caitlin Atkins, character from Australian television series Neighbours
Caitlin Bree, character from 1994 movie Clerks
Caitlin Cooke, a character from the show 6teen
Caitlin Fairchild, character from the comic Gen¹³
Caitlin Pike, character from U.S. television series JAG
Caitlin Ryan, character from the Degrassi television series
Caitlin Todd, character from U.S. television series NCIS
Caitlyn Goodwin, fictional character from American dub of the Japanese anime series Ojamajo Doremi
Caitlin Snow, character from the comic and U.S. television series The Flash
Kaitlin Cooper, character from U.S. television series The O.C.
Caitlin Ramirez, a character from The Bold and the Beautiful
Kaitlin Joyce, character from Canadian television series and novel jPod
Catelyn Stark, a character from A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Caitlin O'Koren was the main character in Sarah Dessen's novel "Dreamland"
"Caitlin's Way", short-lived Nickelodeon TV series

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