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Caitlin

Origin: China
gender-female
Region Origin: Eastern Asia

Caitlin is a female given name of Irish origin, meaning "pure". It is the Gaelic form of Catherine and has Greek roots, stemming from the word "katharos," which means "clear, clean, and pure". The name Caitlin is traditionally considered feminine and is primarily used for girls. It is a variant of the name Catherine and shares the same roots as Katie and Cathleen. Historically, the Irish name Caitlín was anglicized as Cathleen or Kathleen. In the 1970s, however, the name Caitlin gained popularity in its current form. The name has numerous variations in spelling across languages, such as Catelynn, Katlyn, Kaitlin, and Katelynn. Some abbreviated forms of Caitlin include Cat, Cathy, Caty, Kit, and Cait.

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