What does Kaitlyn mean?
Kaitlyn [kait-lyn] as a girls' name has its root in 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).
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.
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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Kaitly, Kaittlin, ..
(male) Kaitby, Kaitny, .. Middle name pairings:
Kaitlyn Aleyna (K.A.), ..
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)
Kaitlyn entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #30 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #197 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kaitlyn (#197 via latest list) are Katherine (#84 via latest list), Katelyn (#239), Kathryn (#319), Caitlyn (#599), Caitlin (#609), Kaylin (#619), Katelynn (#654), Kaitlynn (#997), Cailyn (#1343), Kaitlin (#1347), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Kitty, Kathlyn, Katya, Karyn, Catelyn, Caitlynn, Caitlan, Catlin, Kaitlan, Katelin, Caelyn 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 (#1369, down 76%).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.