CAITLIN f Irish, English Pronounced: KAYT-lin Irish form of Cateline, the Old French form of KATHERINE. -->
Note that Caitlin was originally pronounced coyt-LEEN.
KATHERINE f English Pronounced: KATH-u-rin, KATH-rin From the Greek name Aikaterine. The etymology is debated: it could derive from the earlier Greek name Hekaterine, which came from hekateros "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess HECATE; it could be related to Greek aikia "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". The Romans falsely derived it from Greek katharos "pure" and changed their spelling from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this. The name belonged to a 4th-century saint and martyr from Alexandria who was tortured on the famous Catherine wheel. This name was also borne by two empresses of Russia, including Catherine the Great, and by three of Henry VIII's wives.