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Meaning and name origin

Calyn \c(a)-lyn, cal-yn\ as a girl's name is of Old French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Calyn is "pure". Calyn is 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.


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


Calyn 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Calyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caitlin (#496) and Cailyn. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Calyn is also pronounced similarly to Caelan, Cailin, Caleen, Callan, Callen, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kalyn, Kalynn and Kaylyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Calina, Carlyn, Caryn, Catlyn, Celyna, Chalon, Jalyn and Valyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calyn.