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In Irish, sometimes a pet form of Cait (with fada over 'a') is used, 'Caitlin' (with fada over 'a' and second 'i'), meaning 'little Cait' (with fada over 'a'). Some Irish people spell Kathleen this way.
-- katiefionnuala  3/2/2006
I have a dear friend named Caitlyn who goes by Cait. I think her name is very pretty and suits her well. She is as individual as the spelling. I've always loved the Kate family of names. :)
-- Belle  12/29/2006
I've seen this name pronounced as "Kath" more than once.
-- ragexprincess  1/21/2007
Cáit (kawcht) is Irish for Kate. Cáitín (Kawcht-een) is Katie.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
Famous bearer - Cait O'Riordan, formerly of the Pogues. She was married to Elvis Costello until 2002.

PS. I like this version of the 'Kate' family most. My middle name is Caitlin, though, so maybe I'm biased. Would totally use it if I ever needed to change my name.
-- vattenkvinna  4/11/2007
Pronounced Kah tch.
-- AngelicGE  9/27/2007
Cáit is also pronounced KAWTCH in Ireland.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2009
Pronunciation: http://forvo.com/search/Cait/ga/
-- LMS  5/16/2016
Given Name CAIT

GENDER: Feminine

USAGE: English

PRONOUNCED: KAYT

OTHER FORMS: Kait, Cate, Kate, Cayt, Kayt.

CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 2/21/2008

LAST EDITOR: LMS on 3/1/2014 [revision history]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Caitlin and Catherine.
-- LMS  1/13/2017

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