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What does Cailyn mean?

Cailyn Pronunciation of Cailyn [cai-lyn] as a girls' name is a Gaelic name, and the name Cailyn means "girl; pure". Cailyn is a variant form of Cailin (Gaelic). Cailyn is also a variant of Caitlin (Old French, Greek).

Associated with: gaelic, pure (virgin).


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

28 more different relations via Cailin, Caitlin: Caetlin, Cait, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitland, Caitlann, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Caitrin, Caity, Catelan, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Kaitlan, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn and Katelyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Cailan, Clilyn, ..

(male) Caian, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cailyn Elaina (C.E.), ..

How popular is Cailyn?

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

Cailyn entered the list in 1994 and reached its top position of #722 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is presently at #1343. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cailyn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Cailyn (#1343 the previous year) are Caelyn, Cailin, Caitlan, Caitlin (#609 the previous year), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlynn, Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlan, Kaitlin (#1347), Kaitlyn (#197), Kaitlynn (#997) and Katelyn (#239). These relations of Cailyn reached the top of their popularity 15 years ago (average #1039) and have become significantly less popular since (#1422, 84.4% less usage), with versions such as Kaitlynn becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cailyn, Caelyn, Cailin, Caitlan, Caitlin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlan, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cailyn is pronounced similarly to Callan, Callen, Caoilinn, Cauleyne, Cauline, Cayleen, Kaelin, Kaelynn, Kaileen, Kailin, Kailyn, Kailynne, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kallan, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kaylan, Kaylen, Kaylin, Kaylyn, Kaylynn, Keelyn and Kellyn. Other suggested similar names are Ailyn, Baily, Caila, Cailey, Cailie, Cain, Calina, Cally, Camryn, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carly, Carlye, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolyn, Caryn, Ceilena, Celyna, Chalon, Charilyn, Charlyn, Ciline, Daelyn, Darlyn, Evilyn, Fallyn, Haily, Jaclyn, Jaelyn, Jaklyn, Jalyn, Jamilyn, Jaslyn, Jazlyn, Kamlyn, Karilyn, Karlyn, Katilyn, Laily, Madlyn, Raelyn, Tamilyn, Tamlyn and Taylyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cailyn.

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