Popularity:3925
Origin:Irish
Meaning:Pure
The love a parent feels for baby is one of the purest feelings in the world. A name that symbolizes the clear and precious innocence of parental love is Caitlin, an Irish name for girls. It means "pure" and is the Gaelic form of Catherine. Caitlin has Greek roots, stemming from the word katharos, meaning “clear, clean, and pure.” The term catharsis evolved from the Greek and points to something that helps a person find relief from stress or strife. If you love the sound of Caitlin but are seeking a contemporary twist, you can spell it Kaitlyn with a K and a Y, for an updated feel!
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