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What does Katelyn mean?

Katelyn \k(a)-tel-yn, kat(e)-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.


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

Katelyn has 20 more alternative forms via Caitlin, Kaitlin, Katherine: Caelyn, Catelan, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catlyn, Kaitlyn, Katalin, Katelan, Katell, Katelle, Katelynne, Katey, Katheryn, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathlyn, Kathlyne, Kathryn, Kayelin and Kayelyn.


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)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Katelyn for girls. 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 #172. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Katelyn (#172 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Caitlin (#496 last year), Kaitlin, Kaitlyn (#158), Katelin, Katelynn (#567), Katherine (#83), Katheryn, Kathlyn, Kathryn (#293), Katlin, Katlyn and Katlynn. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 1995 (usage of 0.6303%) and is now much lower (usage 0.3255%, down 48.4%), with versions like Kaitlin, Kathlyn, Kathryn, Katlin and Katlyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Caitlin (#496), Kaitlyn (#158), Katelyn (#172) and Katelynn (#567) are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Katelyn and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katherine, Katheryn, Kathlyn, Kathryn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katlin, Katlyn, Katlynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Katelyn is pronounced similarly to Katelijn and Katilyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Kaelyn, Karelyn, Kathlynn and Katlyne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Katelyn.