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I think Caitlin means strong and angered. It means so much to me, as any kind of Kaitlin (or Caitlin) or Katie means the same to me. It means happiness, sadness, joy, friendship,and other things. But best of all, it describes my firends.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2005
This name reminds me of a character from the Sunset Beach TV show!
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2005
I think this name is the best out there. It should be the name of all nice, generous, talented girls out there.
-- caitycat13  12/19/2005
It's a Gaelic interpretation of Catherine, and it means "pure".
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Caitlin is NOT an Irish forename, it is in fact a Welsh forename for Catherine.
-- jacqui.caitlin  1/29/2006
I think this is a very classic name. I'm into more of unique names, and this is not unique. But it is very classy, even if it is very, very common. I know about 5 Caitlins. But then again, my name is Lauren, so maybe I shouldn't be talking!
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2006
I love this name, very pretty. I would either go with this spelling or have it spelt Katelyn.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My name is Kaitlin but it is pronounced thae same (Kate-Lynn). I like the name it is really cool.
-- Anonymous User  9/11/2006
Pretty when it's spelled Caitlin, but so annoying when people use alternate spellings with Ks, Es, and Ys.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2006
I'm a Caitlin and while I love my name, I don't like how so many girls have it. There are three other Caitlins in my class, all with different spellings, plus a couple of Katherines/Kates. I don't know if "Caitlin" is still as popular, but I would advise anyone looking for a baby name to check the popularity of any name you might be considering, unlike my mother, rather than doom your child to twelve years of being "Caitlin with a C" or "Kaitlyn H." Uncommon names are often pretty and interesting, as long as they're not too out there.
-- splintercat  10/13/2006
I don't really know why this is such a popular name. It sounds young to me.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2006
Also people like to call me Kate (or Cate), Caity, KD, KT, or Caity-Bear. I HATE IT when people spell my name Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, or Caitlyn because it sounds odd.
-- caity-bear915  1/8/2007
A famous bearer is Caitlin Morrison - daughter of Keith Morrison, NBC newscaster and sister of Matthew Perry.
-- Janika  2/23/2007
My name is Caitlin, and I have always hated people calling me that - instead everyone calls me Cait or Caitie. Hardly anyone knows that my full name is Caitlin. Even I forget sometimes. (; But reading all the other comments makes me appreciate my name, it's beautiful and I am very happy to have such a strong name.
-- caitie  4/5/2007
I very much like Caitlin, but not all the weird spelling variants like Katelynn or anything like that. No offense but I sort of snicker at people with 'creative' spellings.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2007
This is about a few things to do with the name Caitlin. My name is Caitlin and I just wanted to share what it's like. Absolutely everyone pronounces it Kate-lin. When I was born, my mother tried to tell people it was pronounced different, as in Coit-lyn, but soon gave up because everyone knew it as the more common pronunciation. I think I might get people to start calling me the proper pronunciation now though.

Also it is a very common name these days. When I was born, apparently it wasn't, but in just my grade alone there are four Caitlin's (some with slightly different spelling) and I know all of them and I'm best friends with two of them. It's very frustrating as I have a love for unusual things. All the same, I love my name.
-- gorgeousbowneyes  5/31/2007
I this this spelling is just, bleh. I like that name and all, but I prefer it spelt Katelynn. It just looks better lol.
-- princesskisa  7/3/2007
My name is Caitlin too. My parents named me without realizing that the name was so popular! I still like the name, though I absolutely HATE it when people spell my name with a K or Y or double N or something -- my biggest pet peeve, because the meaning and history of the name are so great, and now it has become a silly, over-used kr8'iv name! I'm just snobby like that, I guess. ;) I really like that my name means 'pure' because it is something I can strive to live up to. Interestingly, I was born on the feast day of St. Catherine and bear the Irish form of St. Catherine's name, totally by coincidence. 8 )
-- Katheros  7/18/2007
This would be a lovely name if this was the only spelling.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2007
When I was young I met a girl named Caitlin, but I didn't know that that was a name, so I thought it was short for Catherine-Linda. I continued to think that for months until she finally corected me. Very awkward!
-- mhavril39  10/17/2007
I absolutely LOVE this name! I think this (the original form) is MUCH BETTER than all the other variations. I can't remember what the name of the celebrity is, but he has a daughter named Caitlin Willow. Very gorgeous.
-- Anonymous Blogger  11/3/2007
I love this original spelling of Caitlin. To me it seems classy and elegant. A name worth considering, despite its popularity. I too hate that people have changed the spelling of this beautiful name into a bunch of different variations. The true, original form is the best. I love this name.
-- Unknown Commenter  11/5/2007
Boring and preppy. Hate it. I also hate ALL of the other variations too. Katelyn, Catelynn, what the heck?
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2007
I think if you want to pronounce this name "Kate-Lyn", you should spell it "Katelyn" or something similar.

Caitlin is not pronounced this way in Ireland - Irish names always have non-intuitive pronunciation to English speakers. Caitlin is no exception - it can be anything from "Catleen" to "Coytleen" to "Coshleen"(?) depending on the area of Ireland. Never "Kate-Lyn" though.

I'm not hating on Katelyn though - I actually much prefer this to both the spelling and the Irish pronunciation of Caitlin!
-- aquamarina  2/27/2008
I think it's cute, but overused. I would not name a child this.
-- Wilted  7/6/2008
There is a character, Caitlin Ryan played by Stacie Mistysyn in the tv Degrassi series.
-- x_songbird_x  8/30/2008
I love this name! I knew a Katelyn in sixth grade, have known a few Kaitlyn's, and my best friend Caitlin always jokes that she spells it the "right way." I used to like the trendier spellings but this one grew on me because of Caitlin Jeanne. Hehe. So when I hear Caitlin, I think small, dark-haired, sweet songbird girl.
-- a_lovers_charm  11/3/2008
Beautiful. My mom almost named me Caitlin Nicole, which is so beautiful together.
-- _0TophasNails_1  12/17/2008
I like being called Caitlin, bar the fact that everyone seems to be called that nowadays. According to my mother it wasn't popular at the time and I suppose I can't blame her for the fact that there's another Caitlin in my class.
Plus a downer is that no one can spell it. I HATE it when people ruin it by adding a K, E, or Y. A lot of the time it's even Catlin. The worst spelling, so far, has been Katlyn. So if you're thinking of calling your child Caitlin, just make sure that:
a) it's lowered in popularity in recent years
b) this is the commonest spelling. Don't condemn your child to an endless lifetime of "No, that's not how to spell it. CAITLIN." But this is the best spelling :)
-- sumi123  1/10/2009
The deceased character Caitlin "Kate" Todd from NCIS is what comes to mind for me when I think of this name. Definitely a pretty name, but sometimes the spelling variations irk me.
-- slinkyobsession  4/11/2009
Their name would not be Caitlin when spoken aloud, but "Caitlin with a C and an I". Too overused and too many variants.
-- Kerules  8/8/2009
PLEASE, forget about this "kate-lyn" deformity. You want "kate-lyn" then name your child "Kate-Lyn" and spell it the same way.
-- Saoirse_1  4/17/2010
I like it, but it's too popular!
-- Chrila96  8/6/2010
Caitlin O'Koren is the main character in Sarah Dessen's novel "Dreamland", a novel about abusive high school relationships.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2010
In Irish, this name is lovely.

In English, this name sounds like the name of a ditzy cheerleader.
-- Chrila96  12/3/2010
The British journalist, 'twitterati' and author of "How to Be a Woman" Caitlin Moran is a famous bearer. She pronounces the first syllable 'cat', like the animal.
-- Epicoene  7/25/2011
Such a lovely name and has grown to be so popular which could be its downfall as so many girls will be called this. It will have lost its uniqueness. Nice name though.
-- Kimberley  8/19/2011
It's actually the Irish version of Kathleen. Catriona is the Irish version of Catherine.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2011
I have the name Caitlin, but I believe that it is close to annoying. It's quite pretty and classic, but the amount of ways to spell it can get out of hand. There's Kaitlin, Katelyn, Caitlyn, Catelynn, Kaitlyn, etc. It's hard making yourself known as Caitlin with a C, and I can't even tell you how many times I've had to spell my name out in my lifetime. If you take a liking to this name, be prepared to spell it over and over.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2011
I really don't like this name. It just sounds so youthful and childish to me. I see a grown woman named Caitlin and it feels so awkward and unfitting. And it's just so /girly/. I almost literally see pink and butterflies and ponies when I hear this name. It really wouldn't fit a strong and serious woman at all. Take Kate Todd from NCIS, for example. When I found out her first name was really Caitlin, and not Katherine like I had originally perceived, I could hardly believe it. Caitlin didn't fit her at all.

It's better than Katelyn, though. I'll give it that.
-- Black_X  10/9/2011
My mother gave me the name Caitlyn, I like it, but hate it at the same time. I hate having to tell people that they spelt it wrong. To me, the name is a blonde pretty name, and doesn't fit me at all. Most people will assume I prefer being call Cait or Caity, and I hate it. The name is cute, but over used and just not for me.
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2012
I love this name simply for the spelling. I named my daughter Caitlin.
-- jess2248  7/11/2012
Caitlin Leverenz (born 1991 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American swimmer.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2012
Caitlin Carmichael (born 2004 in Tifton, Georgia) is an American child actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
Caitlin is the name of a Psychic-type Trainer in the Pokemon games. She is introduced at the Battle Frontier in Platinum. She also appears as an Elite Four member in Black and White.
-- zaki95  9/15/2012
No matter how you spell it, this is a dumb name. I don't know why, but Kate Lynn sounds perfectly fine, however katelyn/Caitlin/Kaitlin/Caitlyn/katelynne/or whatever "creative" way you want to spell it, there are dozens, they all just sound so juvenile and trendy. Not a big fan of this name or its many variants at all.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2013
My name is Caitlin. I have known a few other Caitlins throughout my life but I am the only one in my year which I like. When I was younger I didn't really like my name but it has grown on me a lot. There are so many opportunities for nicknames with this name (Catie, Cate/Kate, Lynn) but I am never called a nickname. It's always just Caitlin and I believe the name is strong enough to stand on it's own. My friends sometimes call me Caketin but that's it haha. It is a very pretty name and I like having it because it suited me as a little girl but also ages very well. I think it looks and sounds very classy and I'm glad my parents gave me this spelling instead of any tacky variations like Kaitlyn, Kaitlin, Caitlyn or Katelynn. I am currently 17 years old and confident that my name will age well with me and I am thankful to have this name.
-- caitlinjade  5/27/2014
I hate this name and all the other trashy, butchered, bastardized variations it has. It sounds so ugly and immature. I don't get why the hell it's even become so trendy. Catherine/Katherine is a similar name to Caitlin that is at least decent, offering the cute possible nickname Kitty.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/29/2014

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