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What does Calyn mean?

Calyn Pronunciation of Calyn [ca-lyn] as a name for girls. The name Calyn means "pure". Calyn is an alternate form of Caitlin (Old French, Greek).

Associated with: pure (virgin).


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

19 more relations via Caitlin: Caetlin, Cait, Caiti, Caitlan, Caitlen, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Caity, Catelan, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Kaitlyn and Katelyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Celyn, Chalyn, ..

(male) Cacon, Calynt, ..

Middle name pairings:
Calyn Angeline (C.A.), ..

How popular is Calyn?

Calyn is a rare first name for women. Calyn is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Calyn (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Caelyn, Cailyn (#1343 via latest list), Caitlan, Caitlin (#609), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlynn, Catelyn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlyn (#197) and Katelyn (#239). Other forms, like Caylyn, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Calyn reached its peak 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.52%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.24%, 83.9% less), with versions such as Caitlynn becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Calyn is alike in pronunciation to Caelan, Caileen, Cailin, Caleen, Callan, Callen, Cauline, Cayleen, Coleen, Colene, Kaelyn, Kailin, Kailyn, Kalan, Kalen, Kalene, Kalin, Kallan, Kalyn, Kaylan, Kaylen, Kaylynn, Keelyn, Kylen and Kylin. Other recommended names are Ailyn, Arlyn, Avalyn, Cadye, Cain, Cali, Calina, Camryn, Caralyn, Caren, Carin, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlynn, Caron, Carryn, Cary, Caryl, Caryn, Carynn, Carys, Casen, Cason, Casy, Cay, Caye, Celyna, Chalon, Charlyn, Coralyn, Coryn, Cyn, Daryn, Delyn, Elyn, Evalyn, Evlyn, Jadyn, Jaelyn, Jalyn, Jazlyn, Jolyn, Karyn, Marlyn, Tamlyn and Valyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calyn.

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