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What does Kaitlyn mean?

Kaitlyn /kait-lyn/ as a girls' name. Kaitlyn's root is Greek, and the name Kaitlyn means "pure". Kaitlyn is an alternate form of Caitlin (Old French, Greek). Kaitlyn is also a variation of Kaitlin. Kaitlyn is also used as a derivative of Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin)


Kaitlyn has 20 variants: Caetlin, Caitlan, Caitlann, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlyne, Caitlynn, Catlain, Catlin, Catline, Catlyn, Catlynn, Kaitlan, Kaitlann, Kaitleen, Kaitlinn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlynne, Katleen and Katline.

Kaitlyn has 41 more related forms via Caitlin, Kaitlin, Katherine: Caelyn, Cailen, Cailyn, Cailynn, Caitilin, Caitland, Caitlen, Caitrin, Caity, Calyn, Catelyn, Caylyn, Kait, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaitrin, Kaitrine, Kaitrinn, Kaity, Karyn, Katalin, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katey, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathlyn, Kathlyne, Kathryn, Kathy, Katla, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kayelin, Kayelyn, Kaylin and Kitty.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kaitlen, Kaitly, ..

(male) Kaitby, Kaitley, ..

How popular is Kaitlyn?

Kaitlyn is a very prominent first name for females (#1043 out of 4276, Top 24%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Kaitlyn for girls. Kaitlyn entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #30 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #158 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Kaitlyn (#158 via latest list) are Katherine (#83 via latest list), Katelyn (#172), Kathryn (#293), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlin (#496), Kaylin (#547), Katelynn (#567), Kaitlynn (#928), Kaitlin (#1036), Katy (#1300), Cailyn (#1333), Kathy (#1547), Caelyn (#1715), Kathlyn, Katya, Kitty, Karyn, Caitlynn, Caitlan, Catelyn, Catlin, Katelin, Kaitlan and Katey. Other variants, like Caitland, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Kaitlyn was widespread among parents in 2000 (median #1002) and is now significantly lower (#1305, down 72%).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Catelyn, Catlin, Kaitlan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Karyn, Katelin, Katelyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katelynn, Katey, Katherine, Kathlyn, Kathryn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathy, Katy, Katya, Kaylin, Kitty in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katherine, Kathryn outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kaitlyn is alike in pronunciation to Kaitlinne, Katlin, Katlyn, Katlyne, Katlynn, Katlynne and Kitlyn. Other recommended names are Aislyn, Brityn, Darlyn, Darolyn, Darylyn, Fallyn, Jacalyn, Jacelyn, Jaclyn, Jacolyn, Jacqlyn, Jaklyn, Jamilyn, Janalyn, Jaslyn, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaila, Kailan, Kaileen, Kailene, Kailin, Kailyn, Kaite, Kaitey, Kaitrina, Kaitrona, Kalen, Kalin, Kallan, Kally, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kamlyn, Kamryn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karlye, Karlyn, Karlyne, Karlynn, Karolin, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolynn, Karryn, Kathlynn, Kathya, Katilyn, Katrin, Kaylan, Kaylen, Kaylyn, Kaylynn, Keelyn, Kerilyn, Kristyn, Madalyn, Madelyn, Marillyn, Raelyn, Saralyn, Shailyn, Tamilyn, Tamlyn and Taralyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kaitlyn.