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Meaning and name origin

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


Catelyn has 9 variant forms: Caitilin, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelynn, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn.


Catelyn 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 Catelyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katelyn (#172), Caitlin (#496), Katelynn (#567) and Katelin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Catelyn is also pronounced similarly to Catalin and Katilyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Caelyn, Caitlyn, Cathelin, Cathlyne, Catlin, Catlyn and Catlynn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Catelyn.