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Girl Names Ending with -lin

Lin ending baby names and what they mean, with 72 results. These girl names were at the top of their popularity 25 years ago (usage of 0.6%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1%, 82% less), with names like Caitlin becoming less stylish. Aylin (#367) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, while Fallin (top 9%) and Wallin (3%) are common -lin last names. Here is the list of -lin names for boys.

-lin names

Adalin - Cheralin | Christalin - Jasolin | Jessalin - Mandalin | Maralin - Taylin

Adalin - Cheralin

Var. of Adelaide. From Old German element. "Noble kind." Adelin is a moderately common girl's name. See also Adali.

Aibhlin, var. Aibhilin
Based on Irish, Gaelic element. Aibhlín is a variant of .. Unusual. Compare Aibhlin, Aibhilin with common -lin last names Applin (upper 18%), Arlin (52%).

Form of Aileen. Stems fr. Norman. Scottish variant of Eileen, which possibly .. Uncommon as a girls' name, but Aillin is similar to the more popular Allyn. See also Aylin.

Aillin2, Eilin
Var. of Eileen. One of two anglicized forms of .. Aillin and Eilin are rarely adopted as baby names.

Form of Aislinn. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Dream, vision." Aislin is unique as a girls' name. See also Aillin.

Ashlynn and variantsAshlin, Ayslin
Var. of Ashlynn. Based on Irish, Gaelic language. "Dream." Ayslin and forms rose in popularity in 2007.

Derived fr. Turkish element. "Moon halo." Used widely as a children's name, Aylin is similar to the familiar Allyn. See also Alina.

Form of Brittany. From Latin element. "From Brittany or Britain." Brittlin is not a Top 2000 name.

Cailin and variantsCailin, var. Caylin1
From Gaelic language. "Girl." Unusual. Cailin and Caylin are not listed in the US Census.

Catherine and variantsCaitlin1, Catalin1, Cathelin, Kaitlin1, Katalin1
Var. of Catherine. From Greek. "Pure." Used widely as birth names, Kaitlin, Caitlin, etc. sound like the familiar Kaitlynn.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lin names: Ashlin, Aylin, Cailin, Caitlin, Carolin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lin names: Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlin, Katelin, Kaylin

Katherine and variantsCaitlin2, Catalin2, Kaitlin2, Katalin2, Kaylin
Forms of Katherine. Based on Greek element. "Pure." Usage of Kaitlin and forms was expansive 25 years ago and has become less, with Kaitlin becoming less stylish.

Caitlin and variantsCaitlin3, var. Caelin, Caetlin, Caitilin, Calin, Catlin1, Cayelin, Kaitlin3, Caylin2, Katelin, Kayelin
Derived fr. Old French, Greek. "Pure." Usage of Caitlin and variants as children's names in 2015 was down 81.4% compared to a decade ago.

Form of Cara. Stems fr. Latin, Irish, Gaelic languages. "Beloved; friend." Not in Top 2000. See also Carolein.

Caroline and variantsCaralin2, Carlin1, Carolin1, Karolin
Var. of Caroline. From Old German language. "Free man." Somewhat popular as children's names, Caralin, Carolin, etc. sound like the conventional Coraline.

Carlin2, Carolin2
Var. of Carol. Stems fr. Old German. "Free man." Carolin is a commonly occurring (upper 79%) given name, while Carlin is sparsely used.

Based on Gaelic word. "Little champion." Carlin is seldom used as a girls' name. Cross-gender use.

Form of Carla. Source fr. Old German word. "Free man." Compare last names Carlini (upper 19%), Carling (18%). Also used for boys.

Form of Cathleen. Source fr. Greek element. "Pure." Cross-gender use. Catlin is scarcely used as a women's name, registering regularly (top 5%) as a surname.

Charalin, Charelin, Cheralin1, Cherilin, Cherrilin, Cherrylin, Sharalin, Cherylin, Sheralin1, Sherilin, Sherralin, Sherylin
Forms of Cherilyn. Based on French word. "Dear." Unique. Cherylin, var. (compare Charmin, Carlin) ends with -in.

Cheralin2, Sheralin2
Forms of Sheryl. Source fr. English, Old German elements. "Free man." Unusual. Cheralin, Sheralin, like Caralin, use the unusual androgynous -alin ending.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -lin names for girls.

1. Adalin - Cheralin
Adelaide [Adalin], Aibhlin [Aibhilin], Aileen [Aillin], Eileen [Eilin, Aillin], Aislinn [Aislin], Ashlynn [Ashlin, Ayslin], Aylin, Brittany [Brittlin], Cailin [Caylin], Catherine [Catalin, Kaitlin, Katalin, Cathelin, ..], Katherine [Kaylin, Catalin, Katalin, Kaitlin, ..], Caitlin [Caylin, Kaitlin, Katelin, Kayelin, ..], Cara [Caralin], Caroline [Carlin, Caralin, Carolin, Karolin], Carol [Carlin, Carolin], Carlin, Carla [Carlin], Cathleen [Catlin], Cherilyn [Sherilin, Sherylin, Sheralin, Sherralin, ..], Sheryl [Cheralin, Sheralin]

Crystal [Krystalin, Christalin], Cora [Coralin], Daryl [Darylin, Darrylin], Egelina [Eaglin], Edlyn [Edlin], Eibhlin [Aibhlin, Eibhilin], Elin, Elen [Elin], Ellen [Elin, Ellin], Eleanor [Ellin], Helen [Ellin], Emeline [Emylin], Ethel [Ethlin, Ethelin], Ethelinda [Ethlin], Evelyn [Evlin, Evalin, Evelin], Evlin, Gwendolen [Guendolin, Gwendolin], Jacqueline [Jaclin, Jacklin, Jaquelin, Jacquelin, ..], Jay [Jalin], Jocelyn [Joslin, Josilin, Jossalin, Joycelin, ..]

Jessica [Jessalin], Joelle [Joelin, Joellin], Jolene [Jolin], Kathleen [Katlin, Kaitlin, Kathlin], Kaitlin [Caitlin, Kathlin], Kate [Kaitlin], Caoilainn [Kalin, Keelin], Karleen [Karlin], Carlene [Karlin], Katelyn [Katlin, Katelin], Kayla [Kaylin], Kaylin [Kalin, Kaelin, Kailin], Kay [Kaylin], Kimberly [Kimberlin], Kylie [Kylin], Lynn [Lin], Lin, Linda [Lin], Madeline [Madlin, Maighdlin], Mandoline [Mandelin, Mandolin, Mandalin, Mandellin]

Marilyn [Marilin, Marylin, Maralin, Marrilin], Mary [Marilin, Marylin], Marlen [Marlin], Marlene [Marlin], Marlin [Marrlin], Michaela [Michalin], Nolan [Nolin], Pamela [Pamelin], Rose [Rosalin], Rosalyn [Rosalin], Rosalind [Rosalin, Roselin, Rozalin, Rozelin], Tayla [Taylin]

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