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Template:Infobox Given Name Caitlin is a female given name of Irish origin. Historically, the Irish name Caitlín was anglicized as Cathleen or Kathleen. In the 1970s, however, non-Irish speakers began pronouncing the name according to English spelling rules as KAYT-lin, which led to many variations in spelling such as Caitlin, Catelynn, Caitlyn, Katlyn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Katelyn and Katelynn.

It is the Irish version of the Old French name Cateline which comes from Catherine, which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterine). Catherine is attributed to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Along with the many other variants of Catherine, it is generally believed to mean "pure" because of its long association with the Greek adjective καθαρός katharos (pure), though the name did not evolve from this word.

Notable people


  • Caitlin Brennan, pseudonym of Judith Tarr, American fantasy writer
  • Cait Brennan, American screenwriter and performer
  • Caitlin Davies, English writer
  • Caitlin Flanagan, American writer and social critic
  • Caitlin R. Kiernan, American dark fantasy and sci-fi author
  • Caitlin Matthews, British author
  • Caitlin Moran, English journalist and columnist
  • Caitlin Thomas, formerly Caitlin Macnamara, British author, wife of poet and writer Dylan Thomas

Film and television

  • Caitlin Carmichael, American movie actress
  • Caitlin Clarke, American theatre and film actress
  • Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress
  • Caitlin Wachs, American actress
  • Caitlin FitzGerald, American actress and filmmaker
  • Caitlin Carmichael, American child actress
  • Caitlin Sanchez, American voice of the animated character Dora the Explorer
  • Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
  • Caitlin McCarthy, American actress
  • Kaitlin Colombo, American comedian
  • Caitlin/Caity Lotz, American actress, dancer, singer


  • Caitlin Cary, American alternative country musician
  • Caitlin Hanford, American and Canadian singer/songwriter and member of Quartette and The Marigolds
  • Caitlin Lynn, of the country music duo Caitlin & Will
  • Caitlín Maude, Irish poet, singer and language activist
  • Kaitlyn Maher, American singer from America's Got Talent
  • Caitlín O'Riordan, British bass guitarist (The Pogues)
  • Katelyn Tarver, American singer/songwriter
  • Caitlyn Taylor Love, American singer/actress
  • Caitlin Rose, American singer


  • Caitlín Brugha, née Kingston, Irish politician


  • Caitlin Bassett, Australian netball player
  • Caitlin Campbell, New Zealand footballer
  • Caitlin Cahow, American ice hockey player
  • Caitlin Carruthers, better known as Kitty Carruthers, American figure skater
  • Katlyn Chookagian, American MMA fighter
  • Caitlin Clark, American basketball player
  • Caitlin Cooper, Australian association footballer
  • Caitlin Cunningham, Australian basketball player
  • Caitlyn Edwards, Australian rules footballer
  • Caitlyn Jenner, American track & field athlete, gold medalist at the 1976 Olympics
  • Kaitlyn Lawes, Canadian curler
  • Caitlin Lever, Canadian softball player and Olympian
  • Caitlin Leverenz, American swimmer
  • Caitlin Lowe, American softball player and Olympian
  • Caitlin Mallory, American-born ice dancer
  • Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
  • Caitlin Munoz, Australian association footballer
  • Katelyn Ohashi, American gymnast
  • Caitlin Parker (born 1996), Australian boxer
  • Caitlin Rooskrantz (born 2001), South African gymnast
  • Caitlin Ryan, New Zealand canoeist
  • Kaitlyn (wrestler), ring name of American professional wrestler Celeste Bonin in WWE
  • Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
  • Kaitlyn Vincie, American sports presenter and journalist


  • Caitlin Brunell, Miss Alabama 2015
  • Katelynn Cusanelli, American reality TV personality from The Real World: Brooklyn
  • Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (username "stageTheHill88")
  • Caitlin Kinney, American dancer and So You Think You Can Dance (season 5) contestant
  • Catelynn Lowell, American reality TV personality of the MTV shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom
  • Caitlin Myers, American professor of economics
  • Caitlin Rivers, American epidemiologist

Other uses of the name

  • Typhoon Caitlin (disambiguation), two tropical cyclones
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