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What does Shailyn mean?

Shailyn Pronunciation of Shailyn [shai-lyn] as a name for girls is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of the name Shailyn is "from the fairy palace". Shailyn is an alternate spelling of Shayla (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, fairy.


Shailyn has 7 variants: Shae-lyn, Shayleen, Shaylene, Shaylyn, Shaylynn, Shaylynne and Shealynn.

4 more alternative forms via Shayla: Shaela, Shaila, Shailagh and Shaylah.

Creative forms:
(female) Shaisan, Silyn, ..

(male) Shailon, Shaisan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shailyn Mya (S.M.), ..

How popular is Shailyn?

Shailyn is an unusual given name for women. Shailyn is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Shailyn (outside Top 2000) are Shaila, Shayla (#800 last year), Shaylyn and Shaylynn. These forms of Shailyn were favored by parents 16 years ago (average #1550) and have become much less conventional since (#1700, 75.1% less usage), with the form Shayla becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaila, Shayla, Shaylyn, Shaylynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shailyn is alike in pronunciation to Chalon, Shalane, Shalene, Shalynn and Sheileen. Other suggested similar names are Cailyn, Charilyn, Charlyn, Kailyn, Shaili, Shalana, Shalena, Shalina, Shalini, Shalom, Shannyn, Sharalyn, Sharelyn, Sharilynn (see Cherilyn), Sharlan, Sharly, Sharlyn, Sharlyne, Sharmyn, Sharolyn, Sharyn, Sheilya, Sherilyn, Shilom, Shirlyn, Starlyn and Suelyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shailyn.

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