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What does Kathlyn mean?

Kathlyn \k(a)-thl-yn, kath-lyn\ as a name for girls. Kathlyn's roots are Irish and Greek, and the meaning of Kathlyn is "pure". Kathlyn is a variant of Kaitlin: phonetic form of Caitlin. Kathlyn is also a derivative of Kathleen (Irish, Greek).


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

Kathlyn has 28 more different forms via Kaitlin, Kathleen: Caitlin, Caitlyn, Cathaleen, Cathaline, Kaitlan, Kaitleen, Kaitlinn, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlynne, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katelynne, Katha, Kathaleen, Kathaleya, Kathaleyna, Kathaline, Kathelina, Katheline, Kathleena, Kathlena, Kathyline, Kathylyne, Katleen, Katlin, Katline and Katlyne.


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)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kathlyn for girls. Kathlyn was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #794 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kathlyn and related names. Caitlin (#496 the previous year), Caitlyn (#463), Cathleen, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn (#158), Kaitlynn (#928), Katelyn (#172), Katelynn (#567), Kathaleen, Kathleen (#674) and Katlin are the prominent varying forms of Kathlyn. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1995 (usage of 0.6028%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2952%, down 51%), with versions such as Kaitlin, Kaitlynn, Kathleen, Kathlyn and Katlin becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names here are Caitlin (#496), Caitlyn (#463), Kaitlyn (#158), Katelyn (#172) and Katelynn (#567). (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Caitlyn, Cathleen, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kathaleen, Kathleen in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Kathlyn is alike in pronunciation to Cathlyne and Kathlyne. Other recommended similar baby names are Katalin, Katelan, Katelin, Kathryn, Katilyn, Katlyn, Katlynn and Kitlyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kathlyn.