With a first name of Caitlin, you are an adventure seeker—always looking for new and exciting experiences and people to share them with. You are also creative and original, and you are always coming up with inventive and innovative ideas. What’s important for you, though, is to stay focused on finishing what you start. Because of your adventuresome and versatile nature, you might be inclined to jump to the next experience or idea before fully realizing or completing the current one. Focus your attention and keep your interests grounded, and you will find that you are better able to finish what you start.
As you are planning your next experience and adventure, you become enthusiastic and immersed in the idea, and not really keen on listening to anyone who expresses concern or opposing viewpoints. You are not about to let anyone or anything get in your way, but be careful not to let your risk-taking, headstrong nature damage your relationships with those important to you. The opinions of family and friends might be just what you need to hear and could keep you from making costly mistakes. Take time to listen to and value the opinions of others, there is nothing to fear. Your own intuition in combination with the wisdom of others will certainly lead you in the right direction.
Starting all the way back with the Greek name Aikaterine, the name Caitlin is a variation of a variation of variation that gets changed as it is adopted by the people of different countries. The Greek Aikaterine is believed to be related to the Greek word katharos, meaning “pure.” The Latinzed forms of the Greek were Katharina or Katherine. The Old French form of Katherine was Cateline, which was then adopted by the Irish, and later the English, as Caitlin.
Caitlin came to popular usage in the United States in 1975, and was in the Top 100 by 1985. In the late 1980s, it came to the Top 50, and then American parents began a string of respellings and variations, which they ended up preferring to the original Irish Caitlin. The original Caitlin remains very popular in Northern Ireland and Scotland as well as in England, Wales, Australia, and Northern Ireland.
One of the most famous celebs named Caitlin is one we actually never see. She’s Caitlin Sanchez, voice of the extraordinarily popular animated character Dora the Explorer. We also have some Caitlins from the world of sports: Olympic softball player Caitlin Lowe and figure skater Caitlin “Kitty Carruthers.” There are also some country musicians on the list, Caitlin Cary and Caitlin Lynn of the country music duo Caitlin & Will. 1970s teen idol, singer and Hardy Boy Shaun Cassidy favored the name Caitlin so much that he gave it to his daughter.