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What does Calin mean?

Calin Pronunciation of Calin [calin] as a girls' name means "pure". Calin is an alternate form of Caitlin (Old French, Greek).

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Calin has 15 variants: Caelin, Caelyn, Cailen, Cailene, Cailyn, Cailynn, Calen, Calyn, Calynn, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn, Kayelin and Kayelyn.

22 more related forms via Caitlin: Caetlin, Cait, Caiti, Caitie, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitrin, Caity, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelyn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Kaitlin and Katelin.

Creative forms:
(female) Calna, Camin, ..

(male) Calint, Calrie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Calin Kenya (C.K.), ..

How popular is Calin?

Calin is an uncommon first name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#81100 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Calin (outside Top 2000) are Caelyn, Cailyn (#1343 via latest list), Caitlan, Caitlin (#609), Caitlyn (#599), Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlin (#1347) and Katelin. Other variants, like Calyn, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Calin was more pronounced among parents in the year 1990 (median #1257) and has become significantly reduced since (#1589, 91%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlin, Katelin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Calin is pronounced similarly to Caelainn, Caelan, Callan, Callen, Caoilinn, Cauline, Coleen, Colene, Coline, Colline, Kaelin, Kailin, Kalaine, Kalan, Kalen, Kalene, Kalin, Kalynn, Kaylan, Kaylin, Kaylinn, Kaylyn, Keelin, Kylen and Kylin. Other recommended names are Adalin, Aylin, Cacie, Cadi, Cain, Cal, Cali, Calico, Calie, Calina, Callia, Callie, Cally, Calvine, Camia, Cardin, Cari, Carin, Carina, Carine, Carlein, Carlin, Carline, Carlis, Carrin, Casie, Cason, Cati, Catie, Caylia, Celia, Celie, Celina, Celine, Chalina, Chalon, Charin, Cili, Cilia, Ciline, Colina, Edlin, Elin, Ellin, Evalin, Jaclin, Jalin, Jolin, Madlin and Tarin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calin.

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