Meaning and name origin
Kaitlyn \ka(i)-tl-yn, kait-lyn\ as a girl's name is of Old French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kaitlyn is "pure". Kaitlyn 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 a very popular first name for females (#1043 out of 4276, Top 24%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kaitlyn for girls. Kaitlyn reached its highest rank of #30 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kaitlyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Kaitlyn (#158), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlin (#496), Kaitlynn (#928), Kaitlin and Caitlynn. (2014 statistics).
Kaitlyn is also pronounced similarly to Katlin▼, Katlyn▼, Katlyne, Katlynn and Kitlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Kailyn▲, Katelyn, Kathlyn▼ and Katilyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kaitlyn.