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What does Kalin mean?

Kalin \k(a)-lin\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Kalin) is of Gaelic derivation. Kalin is a derivative of Kaelan (Gaelic): meaning uncertain. A unique birth name for males.


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.


Kalin is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#24568 out of 88799, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kalin and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Kalin (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Kellen (#444 in 2014), Kalen and Kael. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 2009 and is somewhat lower today. Kellen (#444) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kael, 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 Cailin, Calan, Colin, Kealan, Keallin, Kealon, Keelin, Kelan, Kellin, Kelwin, Kilian, Kylan and Kylen. Other suggested similar baby names are Galin, Jalin, Kadin, Kain, Kalani, Kalil, Kalvin, Karlin, Katlin, Klein, Kline, Malin, Nalin and Talin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalin.