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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Caitlynn in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Caitlynn:

  • Records indicate that 1,897 girls in the United States have been named Caitlynn since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 297 people in the U.S. were given the name Caitlynn. Those people are now 22 years old.

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    Comments about the name Caitlynn

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      37 Positive Comments

  • "My daughter who is now 3 is named Caitlynn...I love the name and wanted to name her after my mother in law who's middle name is fit! It is a beautiful name and a beautiful, semi unique spelling. We also spell her shortened version "Caity"" Aug. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn... As is most of the people who look here.. :] I have a lot of Kaitlens in my school so I go by Caitie :D it's still spelled differently... Hence the reason I chose that spelling :P" Nov. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We?re living in Holland and my daughter is 4 now. We love the name and were always sure to spell it this way. Because we love the name 'Lynn' also. Caitlin was never an option.." Sep. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "well people do often spell it wrong and i have a bf named katelyn and i'm so glad tht there are more caitlynns out there." May. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Caitlynn. I loved the spelling.I remember shopping for personalized items at a craft show and made a comment about knowing I would never find anything with the name on it. The saleslady asked what name and I told her. And she had the nerve to tell me I couldn't spell that name like that." Mar. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i spell my name the same 2! my mom thought she made it up, but i guess she was wrong, theres alot of other people 2. i luv my name! people call me catybug alot. its reallyyyy weird lol but ik cool wit it." Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names caitlynn rakestraw. but everyone calls me caiti. i like how my name is spelt." Dec. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter "Caitlynn." I liked this spelling most so I TOLD my husband that this was how we would spell her name and that he didn't have a choice in the matter! ...It's so pretty spelled this way and yes, people are already spelling it wrong, including my aunt." Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well hey there! My name's Caitlynn, and I love it! Haha, I'm always impressed when people remember how to spell it, but most people just call me Cait. Plus, I think "Caitlynn" looks a lot prettier than "Katelyn" in cursive." Sep. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and I've never seen a spelling like this. The only thing that's irritating is that all my teaches spell it wrong. I can't believe it wasn't used until around the 1990s as a popular name." Mar. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I thought I was the only one... Actually correction.. a girl was named after me.. Soo i guess I thought there was only two. Im 20.. soo you all copied from me. I am the originator" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn and I've never met anyone with the same spelling. They always spell it with a 'K' or some other way. I like my name; I think it fits because it's a unique spelling and I find myself unique also. My teachers always call me "Katherine" or "Catylin". It's aggravating at times, but also quite entertaining seeing all the different, off-beat ways people pronounce and spell it. I wouldn't change my name ever. :)" Nov. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I thought we were being unique spelling our daughters name this way. I have never seen nor heard of it being spelled like it. She will be 1 in October there are a bunch of Caitlin's but not Caitlynn's :)" Sep. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn, and I never have met anyone with the same spelling. I love my name, and i get somewhat aggravated when people spell it wrong." Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn Layne Conley. I love my name because it fits me. Im Unique just like my name. Im very outgoing. Everyone spells it wrong even my teachers. so everyone ends up calling me Cat." Jun. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is caitlynn and i didnt know that a lot of peoples names are caitlynn" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name.People are always spelling it wrong and it makes me soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mad" Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Caitlynn is my name so i think it means pure.Many people i know have this name so , Yes many people i know have the name." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "people are always spelling my name wrong, but i love it. they come up with some rall crazy ways of spelling it. its always entertainging." Dec. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my name. And people ALWAYS spell it wrong. And sometimes arent sure how to pronounce it because they think its an unusual way to spell it." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Caitlynn in 1996, The name may be common now, but spelling it this way makes it unique. We still LOVE her name!! We have never run into another Caitlynn who spells it this wasy!" Oct. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn and I think it rox.For example, it is spelled differently and it's intelligent.And it is saficated.Just like me. CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN! CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN! CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!!CAITLYNN!" Sep. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 12 years old and my name is Caitlynn. it is not spelt the common way that you would spell it because my parents wanted a reminder of my grandfather in my name. my grandfathers name was Lynn so mum and dad spelt it cait-l-y-n-n with lynn at the end as the reminder." Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Caitlynn, i think that it is a beautiful name. i thought i would spell it that way because it was unique and special. family members are just getting the hang of spelling it correctly. my daughter is only 1 and a half i am sure she will curse me for givin her a difficult name for people to spell when she is older.:)" Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people have the same name as me mine is more unique though becuase of the spelling a lot of people spell it wrong but ive gotten used to it." Mar. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah my name is Caitlynn and I'm so happy other girls are named Caitlynn too...So relieved...go to to see my page." Mar. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Caitlynn is my daughters name, she is the only girl I know with that spelling, totally unique..." Nov. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My oldest daughter is named Caitlynn. She's almost 3 now. Indeed people spell it often wrong, and also in Holland it is not always easy to make people understand how to pronounce her name. Lots of them speak out 'ketleen' or 'kaitleen'. She'll get used to it... Actually we'd like to meet another Caitlynn who's born on october 22 2003. If you know or are this other Caitlynn, please mail to: [email protected]" Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Okay, my name Caitlynn has been prounounced wrong since the day I was born. It is prounounced k-eye-tuh-lynn. I personally like my name, and im proud that I was named this way." Sep. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Caitlynn and I know people that spell my name wrong too. The sadest part is that most of the people that spell it wrong are my family members. They spell the first letter of my name with a "k" and things like that, but I have learned how to deal with it. I made up this dumb game that I try to see which family member spells it the worst on holidays. In the end, I know that I have family members that love me and are not trying to spell my name wrong." Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Caitlynn. Its amazing and wonderful, at the same time. <3" Aug. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yup, Caitlynn's my name. The name Kaitlin is pretty commen, but if you spell it Caitlynn, its unique! People NEVER spell my name right since there are so many ways to spell it. CATlin, and Caleen are only a few." Aug. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone spells it wrong. Just today someone could not understand it. They sometimes even think that I spell my own name wrong, I have never met a person that spells it like I do." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Caitlynn and im so friggin great bc i have 2 n's on my friggin name, everyone spells it wrong, it pisses me off the most. Caitlynn, 15" May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes! My name is Caitlynn, i live in the U.S. and i have never seen anyone spell it the way that i do. I have also had people pernounce it like saytleen. But i love my name!" May. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name of my youngest daughter is Caitlynn. There are some other girls named Caitlin in our town, but 'my' Caitlynn is the only one!" May. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is caitlynn. lots of people spell it wrong. as i live in germany it is rather hard to make people understand. ive had people pronounce it horribly. saytleen was the worst, i think. i dont know anyone else whith this name, eccept my cussin, who is named after me." Jun. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "i hate this name so granddaughter is Alyssa Caitlynn so she will be called "alycat" for sure. Why don't parents thinkof this sort of thing before choosing weird names.. after all it's plain and simple Alice Catherine how lovely is that?..." Oct. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

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  • "Hi I'm from Germany and my middle name is Caitlynn. I don't like my first name which is I go by Caitlynn. It's way more unique in Germany anyways since nobody knows this name back here lol." Jun. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Names Caitlynn Haire and ive never met anyone with it spelled the same way.I thought i was the only one." Jun. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn too! And I'm Canadian! Lol I have only met 1 person with the same spelling for a first name and one had caitlynn as a middle name. My own relatives can't spell it right lol. Really freaky is that all the caitlynns ( spelt anyway) have a last name starting with S..." Apr. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have the same spelling and i too have never met anyone with the same spelling. its weird!its nice to know that im not the only caitlynn" Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Caitlynn and I had no idea this many people share the same spelling as I do. Its pretty awesome to see. People get really confused by my name but I just let it go. I lvoe the spelling. I'm actually named after somebody named lynn and thats why my parents chose to spell it this way." Sep. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is caitlynn and my favorite song is since u been gone" Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name Caitlynn. i had never seen it spellt like this other than mine. i love my name because it is unique. Caitlynn, 15, US" Mar. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name Caitlynn. i had never seen it spellt like this other than mine. i love my name because it is unique." Mar. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 6 years old. My mom named me Caitlynn with a c so no one can shorten it and call me Kate" Nov. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was younger I did not like my name no body ever got the spelling right nor did they say it right... now that I am older I like it alot I have never met another girl that spells her name the way that I do in America..." Oct. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i really dont like my name, but lots of people say its very pretty. people ALLWAYS spell it wrong though and it allways bothers me" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my name is Caitlynn and i live in the U.S. i have never seen people spell it the way that i do until now!" May. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is caitlynn and i sort of like it i have ancestors that lived in germany" Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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