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What does Keelyn mean?

Keelyn Pronunciation of Keelyn [keelyn] as a name for girls is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of Keelyn is "slender, pretty". Keelyn is an alternate form of Keely (Gaelic): from Caoilinn.

Associated with: gaelic, slender (little), pretty (beautiful).


10 different relations via Keely: Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keili, Keilie, Keyley and Keylie.

Creative forms:
(female) Kerlyn, ..

(male) Keeken, Keery, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keelyn Vivianna (K.V.), ..

How popular is Keelyn?

Keelyn is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Keelyn is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Keelyn (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Keeley (#1943 via latest list) and Keely. These forms of Keelyn were at the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #679) and have become significantly less conventional since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keeley, Keely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keelyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keelyn is alike in pronunciation to Caelan, Caelyn, Cailyn, Calyn, Caylyn, Kaelene, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailan, Kailyn, Kalan, Kalen, Kalyn, Kayelin, Kayelyn, Kaylan, Kaylen, Kaylin, Kaylynn, Keelan, Keelin, Kellan, Kelleen, Kellyn and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Adelyn, Avelyn, Bevlyn, Breelyn, Cecelyn, Daelyn, Delyn, Emelyn, Evelyn, Geelan, Jaelyn, Jerelyn, Jeslyn, Jewelyn, Kamlyn, Karelyn, Karlyn, Katelyn, Katlyn, Keela, Keilana, Keilani, Kellina, Kelly, Kellye, Kerilyn, Kerryn, Keryn, Kevyn, Keyely, Kitlyn, Merlyn, Neely, Neelya, Raelyn, Seely, Suelyn and Terelyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keelyn.

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