Caitlyn Jenner: See the History of the Name 'Caitlyn'

June 1, 2015 8:39 PM

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Caitlyn Jenner: See the History of the Name 'Caitlyn'

On Monday, Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name with a bold Vanity Fair magazine feature headlined, “Call Me Caitlyn.” Formerly known as Bruce, Jenner chose 2014’s 421st most popular female name. There were 686 babies born in America last year named Caitlyn (2044 who spelled the name, “Kaitlyn”). According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, there were fewer than five baby girls born in 1949, the year Jenner was born, who were named either “Caitlyn” or “Kaitlyn.”

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