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What does Kalin mean?

Kalin /kal-in/ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Kalin) is of Gaelic derivation. Kalin is a version, with the suffix -in, of Kaelan (Gaelic): meaning uncertain.

Associated with: gaelic.


Kalin has 5 variants: Caelan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen and Kellen.

Kalin has 2 more alternative forms via Kaelan: Kael and Kaley.

Kalin has 1 feminine form: Caoilainn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kalinny, Kalwin, ..

(female) Kalinne, Kalna, ..

How popular is Kalin?

Kalin is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#16972 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kalin for boys. Kalin entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #1185 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kalin and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Kalin listed in the Top 2000 are Kellen (#444 in recent rankings), Kael (#1170), Kalen (#1886), Kaelin, Kaelan, Caelan and Kalan. Adoption of these forms of Kalin was widespread among parents 3 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today. Kellen is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalin, Caelan, Kael, Kaelan, Kaelin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalan, Kalen, Kellen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kalin is pronounced similarly to Caelen, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Caolain, Caolan, Colin, Collin, Colwin, Colyn, Kealan, Keallan, Keallin, Keelan, Keelin, Keilan, Kelan, Kellan, Kellin, Kelwin, Kelwinn, Kelwyn, Kilean, Killian and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Arlin, Calvin, Carlin, Dain, Eadin, Edlin, Fagin, Farin, Galin, Garin, Glin, Iain, Jalin, Jaylin, Kadin, Kadon, Kadyn, Kagen, Kahan, Kahlil, Kahn, Kaidin, Kain, Kaine, Kalani, Kale, Kalil, Kalvin, Karli, Karlin, Kasim, Katlin, Kavan, Kelvin, Kevin, Klein, Kline, Koltin, Larin, Malin, Malvin, Maslin, Nalin, Nolin, Pain, Talin, Tallin, Tarin, Tavin and Wain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalin.