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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Caitlyn
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Caitlyn in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Caitlyn:
Records indicate that 48,758 girls in the United States have been named Caitlyn since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 2,935 people in the U.S. were given the name Caitlyn. Those people are now 21 years old.
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Comments about the name Caitlyn
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271 Positive Comments
"Caitlyn is a awesome name in fact my name is Caitlyn and its meaning is PURE !❤️" Mar. 7, 2019:
"My name is Caitlyn! I know for sure that I am used to people spelling my name wrong :D The worst spelling I've had is Catilyn, and this was from my friend lol. I can't upload my pic sorry :(" Dec. 12, 2014:
"i love my name its special and its very beautiful... <3" Feb. 19, 2013:
"my name is caitlyn and im 10 i dont really like it i would rather have stephine but i could live with caitlyn cuz my parents picked it out of all the names and chose caitlyn and that name is special to me c:" Oct. 15, 2012:
"well my name is caitlyn so i love that name even my cousins name is caitlyn" Aug. 28, 2012:
"Well I have this name the u up side is that not many people have the spelling of it. The down side is that you ddont find it on many name tags and keychains unless they are customly made" May. 16, 2012:
"My name is totally groovy! I didn't know so many people have the same name,WE ROCK CAITLYNS" Mar. 5, 2012:
"My name is Caitlyn and i am 17 years old. i love my name, i think its cute. People always spell it wrong and it gets irritating sometimes but i would never change my name." Feb. 7, 2012:
"I've been a Caitlyn for 18 years... and I want to change it. Haha, it doesn't feel right. Caitlyn is a weird name. It's so commonplace and plain.
Blah." Feb. 2, 2012:
"i luv my name but i hate it when people spell it wrong my name is caitlyn and i am 8 years old" Jan. 3, 2012:
"HEY! MY NAMES CAITLYN AND IM 12 YRS OLD. I WUB SPORTS" Dec. 6, 2011:
"Most people spell it right now.(: im very liked so it's hard not to spell it right. If u do someone else will be like nope!. It's C-A-I-T-Y. Lol.(: i like the name Bambi tho...." Oct. 18, 2011:
"My name is Caitlyn and I just love it!!!
But one thing that i don't like is that people sometimes don't spell it right! :(." Jun. 24, 2011:
"My name is Caitlyn and I love my name! One thing I hate is no one knows how to spell it right and anything at stores with names on them I pretty much know 100% they wont have my name spelled right." Jun. 1, 2011:
"It's an AWESOME name! :-) I know nobody who spells it the same and it so SAD but then I just think how UNIQUE it is which just makes it all the more better! :-)" May. 10, 2011:
"I love the way Caitlyn is spelled I think it's the prettiest speeling but alot of people do spell it wrong. That's okay, it's gorgoues and I find that when you get married it goes with any last name or middle name(:" Apr. 18, 2011:
"My names caitlyn and I really like the name but there's alot of other caitlyns at my school and people automatically spell it Kaitlin and I find it really annoying" Mar. 28, 2011:
"My name is Caitlyn and people always spell it Kaitlin or Caitlin.I've only met one person with the name spelled the same way but ton of Kaitlyns or Caitins." Feb. 27, 2011:
"my name is Caitlyn i love it in my town its unique even though everyone spells it wrong most of my mates call me cat" Feb. 4, 2011:
"My name is Caitlyn! It is often misspelled, but I love it. :) I find the C much more personable than K, somehow. I also love that it has Irish roots and means "pure."" Jan. 21, 2011:
"Hey at school there is two caitlyn in one class "Caitlyn come here" "which one do you want"" Jan. 6, 2011:
"My name is Caitlyn, well it's what I go by, my name is Emily Caitlyn. I hate when people call me Emily, and I hate when people spell my name with a K. I hate when they spell it Caitlin.. my grandma always spelled it like that before she died. She never learned the right way to spell it, haha." Dec. 12, 2010:
"my name is also CAITLYN!!! i love my name but i hate when people spell it wrong. im 14 and people either call me by my last name or caitie mae, caitie, or cait. CAITLYN is a very common name but u have to learn to deal with it.....lol" Dec. 7, 2010:
"My name is Caitlyn! I love it! Even though its a common name! People call me Caity bug or Caity! I love my name! :-)" Nov. 27, 2010:
"My name is Caitlyn, And I love it!
Caitlyn should be the only way to spell it, Other spellings are dumb!" Nov. 26, 2010:
"well people call me cat. i also look like my friend Barbara werid right any way people might spell it Kaitlyn or Kaitlin or Caitlin but nevr Caitlyn its a rip off" Nov. 18, 2010:
"being Caitlyn is great and yeah like my short spelling is caity. its fun noone knowss how to spell it rite...... i have to many nicknames thou" Nov. 12, 2010:
"No one ever spells it the right way! It's with a "y" people!" Oct. 13, 2010:
"Great!I have a friend named Kaitlin and in a way its annoying but cool!lololololol!)" Sep. 24, 2010:
"WOOO the name caitlyn rocks anyone who hates it has no sense =D" Sep. 7, 2010:
""My name is Caitlyn, and there is one other caitin i know at my school. And i aslo nwo this Caitlin where i live in apartments but the thing is she's moving. But the only thing that some times gets me mad is that people spell my name wrong. But they all think it starts with a k i think C's are better well goobye if your name is Caitlyn, Caitin ,Katelin, and Katelyn.Or who ever is reading bye....." Aug. 27, 2010:
"My name is Caitlynn, with two n's and a C. I love my name and I think its beautiful, and I like the origins it came from. Everyone spells my name wrong. Im used to it, and I expect themt o do it wrong. Im waiting for someone to spell it right the first time. I think Caitlynn is a special name, and not many people spell it with two n's now. I hate how so many people are using it, when its so special. Go pick another name and leave this one alone now. :l Still, awesome name!" Jun. 27, 2010:
"Caitlin is a very old family name, for years I planned on naming my future daughter this. When she was born I changed the second "i" to a "y" to modernize the 200+year old family name. She loves it but most people spell it wrong" Jun. 18, 2010:
"my name is caitlyn n this is how u spell it C.A.I.T.L.Y.N.
it is a very beautiful name. and u say it like cah-et-lin.
and yes i hav alot of friends named that and they spell it different" Jun. 9, 2010:
"My name is Caitlyn. Everyone always spells it worng but its okay. Its diffrent! :]" Jun. 2, 2010:
"My name is Caitlyn and im 13 and i like it but people spell it wrong all the time and there is a girl in my class thats name is kalyn and if you say my name fast it sounds like kalyn" May. 16, 2010:
"my names Caitlyn and im 12 i love my name but its way too common for example in my orchestra class there are 4 caitlyns but not speled like mine." May. 9, 2010:
"My name is caitlyn and i love my name. People usually say it right but spell it wrong :(" Apr. 26, 2010:
"my name is Caitlyn and im 13 years old i luv my name i also hate that ill see something i like but they spelled it wrong." Apr. 9, 2010:
"im just confused whether the origin of caitlyn is greek, irish or hebrew??? but i still love the fact that i know my name is spelt the best way :)" Mar. 17, 2010:
"i am 19 years old and love my name. I have met tons of different ways to spell it, but only about three people that spell it the way i do." Mar. 17, 2010:
"'Caitlyn' is by far the best way of spelling the name! and is by far the best name of all!! i love my name :)" Feb. 27, 2010:
"My name is Caitlyn , im 19 &i lovee my namee . Just soo many people have that name now . Caitlin , Kaitlyn , Kaitlin , Katelynn , Katelyn , Katelin . i like Caitlynn . ( Double 'n's ] Not one person i know spells it with a C and double 'n's . i love my name , But seriously thinkinq about chanqinq it for alot Of reasons . Maybe i'll put it as another middle name . i already have 2 middle names thouqh . lol ." Feb. 4, 2010:
"yeah my name caitlyn,but i go caity everybody spells it wrong ,but i really dont care anymore ,i'm use to it" Jan. 25, 2010:
"My name is Caitlyn, I'm 13 right now.
I love my name!!! =)
but people always spell my name wrong, =(" Jan. 3, 2010:
"i love my name!(=. its a vary common name but with a "y". but i bet lots of people dont like it wen other people spells it wrong. and that theres not that much stuff with our name on it...well who cares?our name is unique and it shouldnt be on a cup or keychain...it should be more special then that, right?" Dec. 27, 2009:
"I really love my name; CaitlYn. Y beats i by a mile :)" Dec. 7, 2009:
"No one ever says or spells it wrong, since her mother tells people how to. She's a baby! She can do whatever she wants! YAY! Ok, I'm totally off topic, but, yeah, that's about Lil' Catie." Nov. 29, 2009:
"I love having this name! It's different yet somewhat common^^
However I hate it when people spell my name wrong -_-' But I especially love the "y" in my name. To all of you with this name: HI! So cool that other people have this name" Nov. 22, 2009:
"I love my name as CAITLYN!!! HA! right now my computer thinks i spelled it wrong. Anyways, i love my name and i was born in 1996. One time my coach spelled it wrong like this, Catilin, so everyone now calls me (cat-i-lin)." Nov. 15, 2009:
"HEY THIS IS SO COOL THAT SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE SAVE NAME AS ME AND ITS SPELLED THE SAME AS MINE SO I FIND THAT SO COOL.I SAID HEY HO HEY HO HEY HO." Nov. 10, 2009:
"my name is Caitlyn and I go by Caity most of the time. I had no idea there were this many Caitys. We ROCK!" Oct. 30, 2009:
"I named my daughter Caitlyn! and I love it
Then again, I would! =) I also wanted an Irish name, I just put a twist on it as many have." Oct. 6, 2009:
"my name is Caitlyn too! people are right! you can look everyware for something that says our name on it, but its always spelt Kaitlin or Kaitlyn or even Caitlin! its terrible..." Oct. 2, 2009:
"My daughter is Caitlyn Alexis and I love it! I think the "y" adds to it, the only downside is I can never get things with her name preprinted. Oh well!" Sep. 18, 2009:
"It's my name i love it but evryone spells my name wrong. idc its kind of silly" Aug. 14, 2009:
"caitlyn is a awesome but i hate it when you look at stuff that has your name on it and it always spells my name like kaitlyn or kaitlin" Jul. 17, 2009:
"hey,my name is caitlyn.when go to stores and look for things with my name on it,i find it but they spell my name wrong:(" Jul. 15, 2009:
"That is my name. I know alot of caitlyn but i olnly have known one that spells her name the same, and she has the same last name!!!
Everyone spells my name wrong." Jul. 2, 2009:
"i love my name caitlyn its so cool becuse i will walk in a roon and peopel will be like hey what up caitlyn. also my mom named me caitlyn becuse i an so unique" Jun. 29, 2009:
"I love my name (which is Caitlyn)!I had no idea that it was so popular. What I don't like is that people just can't spell it right. I go by Caity most of the time" Jun. 24, 2009:
"My name is Caitlyn and I didn't know that the name was so poppular! But now I do." Jun. 11, 2009:
"It's my name. I think this is the best spelling. My mom thought the spelling "caity" is unique, but i have a friend who spells it like that too, but her name is with a "I"" Jun. 9, 2009:
"my youngest grandaughter is named caitlyn i love it not usually confused with a boy name. But she has a sister named kaylah and they do sound similar other than that it's great to here her name." May. 30, 2009:
"I'm offended by the comment implying that Caitlyn is a name good parents wouldn't call their child... I was born before 1992 in the suburbs in a city in New Zealand, to parents with post-graduate degrees, and I'm currently studying medicine. Caitlyn is a classy name! I like that it's a wee bit different to the horde of kids that have a similar name." May. 20, 2009:
"My name is Caitlyn and everyone spells it with an 'i' instead of a 'y'." May. 19, 2009:
"I am always surprised when people spell my name right with a y, instead of an i!" May. 13, 2009:
"my name is caitlyn and i love it but several people at skool have the same name so my friends call me cautlyn...pronounced .cot.lyn. i respond to that more than caitlyn!!!" May. 6, 2009:
"i never knew so many were called caitlyn like ME!!!" Apr. 30, 2009:
"heyy all yhu gurlz dat got the name caitlyn i lv min3 i nluv how i spell iit (caitlyn) datz the best way 2 spell iit iif yhu got difernet den yhu suck hehehehheh lol buh lyuv iit" Apr. 22, 2009:
"the name Caitlyn rocks of how alot of people have the name but i spell mine the way other people dont so i am kool!" Apr. 14, 2009:
"My name is Caitlin it is weird so me times because in my school there are about4 Caitlin's and i have met people that's spell it different ways like Katelyn or Katelynn and Caitlin , Caitlyn. I just love my name that was picked out by my mother and farther." Apr. 4, 2009:
"I am Caitlyn, and I love my name! I love that it's Gaelic and means "pure." I used to meet no Caitlyns, but it's not nearly such an uncommon name anymore. I get incorrect spellings ALL the time. The default spelling when people write my name seems to be Kaitlin. The weirdest one I got recently was Catlyin...what the heck??" Mar. 25, 2009:
"hi my name is caitlyn my friends name is caitlin and my cousins name is caitlyn" Mar. 23, 2009:
"My Name is Caitlyn... and my Best Friends name is Kaitlyn... i love all the different spellings! I didnt know anyone who spelled it the same as me until i found this sight!" Mar. 23, 2009:
"My name is Caitlyn also and people always spell it wrong. I love it because it is very unique and lovely. I mean, not to sound cocky but it makes me different. =)" Mar. 18, 2009:
"BEYOND AMAZING NAME.
its totally the best way to spell our name, and it should be the number one name in american because its the prettiest of them all. the person who doesn't like our name 2 commnets above mine needs to eff off, its goregeous and you are just jealous. buh bye. and to all you that is named caitlyn you should be reallllllllly happy because you have something in common with MEH." Mar. 8, 2009:
"hi my name is Caitlyn and I'm shocked to see how many girls and women are called either Caitlyn, Kaitlyn or Caitlin.
Any person who's called Caitlyn our name ROCKS!!" Mar. 2, 2009:
"Hey dude, my name is Caitlyn and I DID grow up in a trailer park!
Suck on that!" Feb. 25, 2009:
"HAE !!! my names Caitlyn-Rose and i love my name !.x
all the Caitlyns out there you ROCK !!! :P :D :)
But OMG ! its so anoying when teachers and stuff alwayes spell my name with a k ! ew C is way better !!.xxxx" Feb. 16, 2009:
"My name is Caitlyn and a lot of people think that i'm black because of the i spell it (Caitlyn) but my parents spelled it that way cuz it was "different" and it was stronger i guess...but now it is really popular!!! LOL
And have u all noticed that there arent a lot of older people (age 30 n up) named caitlyn lol
I like my name =D" Jan. 26, 2009:
"i love it because it is my name :) but most people tell me that i have spelled my name wrong"