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Meaning and Name Origin

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): Caitlín is the Irish Gaelic form of Cateline, which is the Old French form of Katherine, whose source is the Greek name Aikaterine. Kaitlyn is also a variation of Kaitlin: phonetic form of Caitlin; Irish form of Catherine (Greek) "pure".


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaitlyn name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kaitlyn and associated names. Popular variation forms of Kaitlyn (#158 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 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 the year 1998 and is now significantly lower, with versions like Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Cailyn, Kathryn and Kathy becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Katelyn (#172), Kaitlyn (#158), Kaylin (#547), Caitlyn (#463) and Caitlin (#496). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cailyn, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Karyn, Katelin, Katelyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katelynn, Katherine, Kathlyn, Kathryn, Kathy, Katy, Kaylin, Kitty in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

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.