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Meaning and name origin

Kaitlyn \ka(i)-tl-yn, kait-lyn\ as a girl's name has the meaning "pure" and 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. Also a variant of Kaitlin: phonetic form of Caitlin; Irish form of Catherine (Greek) "pure".

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

Kaitlyn is also pronounced similarly to Katlin, Katlyn, Katlyne, Katlynn and Kitlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Kailyn, Katelyn, Kathlyn and Katilyn.


Kaitlyn is a very popular first name for females (#1043 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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