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What does Cailyn mean?

Cailyn /cai-lyn/ as a girls' name. Cailyn's name origin is Gaelic, and the name Cailyn means "girl; pure". Cailyn is a variant form of Cailin (Gaelic) with the suffix -yn. 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.

Cailyn has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Cailynna, Cailynnia, ..

(male) Cailynne, Cailynt, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Cailyn for girls. 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 #1333. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Cailyn (#1333 the previous year) are Caelyn (#1715 the previous year), Cailin, Caitlan, Caitlin (#496), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlynn, Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlan, Kaitlin (#1036), Kaitlyn (#158), Kaitlynn (#928) and Katelyn (#172). These relations of Cailyn reached the top of their popularity 14 years ago (average #1039) and have become significantly less popular since (#1353, 78.6% 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.