What does Kaitlyn mean?
Kaitlyn \ka(i)-tl-yn, kait-lyn\ as a girls' name. Kaitlyn's roots are Old French and Greek, and the name Kaitlyn means "pure". Kaitlyn is a form of Caitlin (Old French, Greek). Kaitlyn is also a variation of Kaitlin. Kaitlyn is also used as a derivative of Katherine (Greek).
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▼.
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Kaitlyn (#158 a year ago) are Katherine (#83 a year ago), Katelyn (#172), Kathryn (#293), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlin (#496), Kaylin (#547), Katelynn (#567), Kaitlynn (#928), Kitty, Katy, Kathy, Katelin, Caitlynn, Kaitlin, Karyn, Cailyn and Kathlyn. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in 1998 (usage of 0.5385%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2941%, down 45.4%), with versions like Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Cailyn, Kathryn and Kathlyn becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Katelyn (#172), Kaitlyn (#158), Kaylin (#547), Caitlyn (#463) and Caitlin (#496). Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kaitlyn and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Kaitlyn is alike in pronunciation to Katlin▼, Katlyn▼, Katlyne, Katlynn and Kitlyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Kailyn and Katilyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kaitlyn.