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What does Catelyn mean?

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

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Catelyn has 9 variants: Caitilin, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelynn, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn and Katelynn.

27 more different relations via Caitlin: Caelin, Caelyn, Caetlin, Cailen, Cailyn, Cailynn, Caitlan, Caitlen, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Calen, Calin, Calyn, Calynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn, Kaitlyn, Kayelin and Kayelyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Caillyn, Cantelyn, ..

(male) Catelynt, Cateon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Catelyn Margaret (C.M.), ..

How popular is Catelyn?

Catelyn is an uncommon first name for women. Catelyn is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Catelyn was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak rank of #1869 in the U.S. in the year 2000, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Catelyn are Caelyn, Cailyn (#1343 via latest list), Caitlan, Caitlin (#609), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlynn, Catlin, Caylin, Kaitlyn (#197), Katelin, Katelyn (#239) and Katelynn (#654). Other variants, like Catlyn, are seldom used. These relations of Catelyn were popular 2 decades ago (average #971) and have become significantly less common since (#1357, down 83%), with forms like Katelyn becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Catelyn is alike in pronunciation to Cataleen, Catalin, Cataline, Katalin, Katelijn, Kateline, Katelinn, Katelynne and Katilyn. Other recommended names are Caelan, Cameryn, Caralyn, Carely, Carilyn, Carlyn, Carolyn, Catalina, Catey, Cathelin, Cathelina, Catheryn, Cathleen, Cathlene, Cathline, Cathlyne, Cathryn, Catleen, Catlina, Cecelyn, Charelyn, Daelyn, Jacelyn, Jaelyn, Kaelyn, Karelyn, Kathlyn, Katlyn, Madelyn, Marelyn, Nately, Pamelyn and Raelyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Catelyn.

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