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What does Cailyn mean?

Cailyn \ca(il)-yn\ as a girls' name. Cailyn's name origins are Gaelic, Old French and Greek, and the name Cailyn means "girl; pure". Cailyn is a variant of Cailin (Gaelic). Cailyn is also a variant of Caitlin (Old French, Greek).


Cailyn has 17 variants: Caelan, Caelin, Caelyn, Caileen, Cailen, Cailene, Cailynn, Calen, Calin, Calyn, Calynn, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn, Kayelin and Kayelyn.

Cailyn has 37 more different forms via Cailin, Caitlin: Caetlin, Cait, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitland, Caitlandt, Caitlann, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Caitrin, Caity, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Catriona, Kaitlan, Kaitlann, Kaitlin, Kaitlinn, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn and Katelynn.


Cailyn is a rare given name for women. Cailyn is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Cailyn for girls. Cailyn entered the list in 2006 and reached its top position of #722 in the U.S. in the year 2009, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Cailyn are Caitlin (#496 the previous year), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlynn, Catriona, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn (#158), Kaitlynn (#928), Katelin, Katelyn (#172) and Katelynn (#567). These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 1998 (usage of 0.6095%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2924%, down 52%), with the versions Cailyn, Caitlynn, Kaitlin, Kaitlynn and Katelin becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable names for newborns here are Caitlin (#496), Caitlyn (#463), Kaitlyn (#158), Katelyn (#172) and Katelynn (#567). Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Cailyn and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cailyn, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Caitlyn, Catriona, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Katelyn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cailyn is pronounced similarly to Callan, Callen, Kaelyn, Kailan, Kailin, Kailyn, Kalyn and Kaylyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Carilyn and Carlyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cailyn.