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Meaning and name origin

Cailin \ca(i)-lin\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Cailin), is pronounced KAY-lin. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cailin is "girl". Possibly a contemporary variant of Cailean (Scottish). See also Kaylin.

Cailin has 5 variant forms: Caelan, Caelyn, Caileen, Cailyn and Caylin.

For more information, see also the related girl name Colleen.


Cailin is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cailin for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cailin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cailin outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cailin and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cailin, Cailyn, Colleen and Kaylin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cailyn, Colleen, Kaylin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cailin, Cailyn, Colleen, Kaylin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cailin is also pronounced similarly to Caelin, Cailen, Cailene, Cailynn, Calen, Calin, Callan, Callen, Calyn, Caoilinn, Cauline, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylyn, Kaelin, Kailan, Kailin, Kailyn and Kalin. Other suggested similar baby names are Cailie, Caitlin, Calina, Carlin, Catlin and Ciline. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cailin.


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