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What does Kathlyn mean?

Kathlyn Pronunciation of Kathlyn [kath-lyn] as a name for girls has the meaning "pure". Kathlyn is a variant form of Kaitlin: phonetic transcription of Caitlin. Kathlyn is also a derivative of Kathleen (Irish, Greek).

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Kathlyn has 7 variants: Cathleen, Kathlene, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathline, Kathlinne and Kathlynn.

22 more different relations via Kaitlin, Kathleen: Caitlyn, Kaitlan, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katelynne, Katha, Kathaleen, Kathaleya, Kathaleyna, Kathaline, Kathelina, Katheline, Kathleena, Kathlena, Kathyline, Kathylyne, Katleen, Katlin, Katline and Katlyne.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaslyn, Kathli, ..

(male) Kathler, Kathton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kathlyn Annalynn (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kathlyn?

Kathlyn is a very prominent first name for women (#1926 out of 4276, Top 45%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kathlyn was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #803 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Caitlyn (#599 the previous year), Cathleen, Kaitlan, Kaitlin (#1347), Kaitlyn (#197), Kaitlynn (#997), Katelyn (#239), Katelynn (#654), Katelynne, Kathaleen, Kathleen (#830), Kathlene and Katlin are the prominent varying forms of Kathlyn. Other variants, like Katha, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kathlyn reached its most widespread in the year 2000 (usage of 1.5%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.3%, 82.6% less), with versions such as Cathleen becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathlyn, Caitlyn, Cathleen, Kaitlan, Kaitlin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katelynne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathaleen, Kathleen, Kathlene, Katlin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kathlyn is alike in pronunciation to Cathlene, Cathline, Cathlyne and Kathlyne. Other recommended names are Catelyn, Cathryn, Catlyn, Ethlyn, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karlyn, Karolyn, Kataleen, Katalin, Katalina, Katelan, Katelin, Kateline, Katelinn (see Katelyn), Katharyn, Katheryn, Kathey, Kathileen, Kathiryn (see Catherine), Kathryn, Kathryne, Kathrynn, Kathy, Kathya, Kathyleen, Katilyn, Katlyn, Katlynn, Katlynne, Kayelyn, Kaylyn and Kitlyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kathlyn.

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