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What does Katelyn mean?

Katelyn Pronunciation of Katelyn [kate-lyn] as a girls' name is pronounced KAYT-len. It is of English origin. Alternate form of Caitlin, an Irish form of Katherine. Kateline is a medieval English form. See also Kaitlin.

Associated with: irish (gaelic), medieval.


Katelyn has 9 variants: Katelin, Kateline, Katelinn, Katelynn, Katlin, Katlyn, Katlynn, Katlynne and Kitlyn.

68 more alternative forms via Caitlin, Kaitlin, Katherine: Caelin, Caelyn, Cailyn, Caitlyn, Calyn, Catalin, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catheryn, Cathlyne, Cathryn, Catlin, Catlyn, Catlynn, Cayelin, Caylyn, Kaitlan, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Karen, Karyn, Kataleen, Katalin, Katalina, Katchen, Kate, Katee, Katelan, Katell, Katelle, Katelynne, Katena, Katenka, Katerina, Katey, Katharyn, Kathelina, Katheline, Katherin, Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathiryn, Kathleen, Kathlene, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathline, Kathlyn, Kathlyne, Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kathy, Katla, Katleen, Katline, Katrien, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kayelin, Kayelyn and Kaylin.

Creative forms:
(female) Kateen, Kateli, ..

(male) Kateley, Kateton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Katelyn Isabela (K.I.), ..

How popular is Katelyn?

Katelyn is a very prominent first name for women (#882 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Katelyn entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #52 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is presently at #239. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katelyn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Katelyn (#239 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Caelyn, Cailyn (#1343 from recent data), Caitlin (#609), Caitlyn (#599), Catelyn, Catheryn, Cathryn, Catlin, Kaitlan, Kaitlin (#1347), Kaitlyn (#197), Kaitlynn (#997), Karen (#504), Karyn, Katalina (#787), Kate (#222), Katelin, Katelynn (#654), Katelynne, Katerina (#1158), Katey, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherine (#84), Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathleen (#830), Kathlene, Kathlyn, Kathryn (#319), Kathryne, Kathy (#1676), Katlin, Katlyn, Katlynn, Katy (#1547), Katya and Kaylin (#619). Adoption of these forms of Katelyn was at its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 5.18%) and is now much lower (usage 0.8%, 84.6% less), with versions like Katherine becoming less stylish. Katalina is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katelyn, Caelyn, Cailyn, Caitlin, Caitlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catelyn, Catheryn, Cathryn, Catlin, Kaitlan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Karen, Karyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katalina, Kate, Katelin, Katelynn, Katelynne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katerina, Katey, Katharyn, Katherin, Katherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathleen, Kathlene, Kathlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathy, Katlin, Katlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katlynn, Katy, Katya, Kaylin in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Katelyn is pronounced similarly to Katelijn and Katilyn. Other suggested similar names are Daelyn, Jacelyn, Jaelyn, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karlyn, Karolyn, Kathlena, Kathlynn, Kathylyne (see Kathleen), Katlyne, Kaylyn, Keelyn, Madelyn, Marelyn, Nately, Pamelyn and Raelyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Katelyn.

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