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Meaning and name origin

Cailyn \ca(il)-yn\ as a girl's name is of Gaelic, Old French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cailyn is "girl; pure". Cailyn is a variant of Cailin (Gaelic): possibly a contemporary variant of Cailean (Scottish). Also a variant of Caitlin (Old French, Greek): Caitlín is the Irish Gaelic form of Cateline, which is the Old French form of Katherine, whose source is the Greek name Aikaterine.

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


Cailyn 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 Cailyn for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

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


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