Kaitlyn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kaitlyn | Girls
Origin of the name Kaitlyn:
Borrowed from the Irish, Caitlin is a variant of CaitrÍona, the Gaelic form of Catherine (pure, unsullied).
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- Comments and insights on the name Kaitlyn: | Edit
I am 23 and named Kaitlyn. Immediately following my birth in 1987 Kaitlyn became very popular (spelled many different ways- Caitlin, Kaitlin, Katelynn, etc.) As a result I have known many many many people with my name. However, I do like that the name stayed popular for a long period of time (still fairly popular today) because at least its not one of those names rooted in a time period (like Kelly, Brittany, etc)I generally go by Kait, NEVER Katie because I'm not really the cutesy soft spoken type. Overall I think Kaitlyn is a decent name, just not very unique.
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My name is unfortunantly Kaitlyn. I'm seventeen now, and i've never liked it. I've always tried to change it, or have people use nicknames, but no one will do it. I absolutley HATE Katie and Kate and whatnot, because they're even less unique than Kaitlyn. I wish my parents had at least spelled it weird...Keightlon or Kaetlynn or Kaetleynn or something....
I've seen many good nicknames like Krackers, KK, Kicklin, Kicklie, and i've tried to go by Kab, which is my initials, but no one will do it. Sigh. I really don't like how un-unique this is, but it could be MUCH worse (Brittany, Jessica, Ashley....blah blah blah).
My parents considered Zoey and Layne and some other things, all of which were pretty much better...As one of about 6 million Kaitlyns, i advise you to pick a different spelling. Go to an Irish baby name website. You'll thank me later.
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- Meanings and history of the name Kaitlyn: | Edit
Kaitlyn is a form of Kathryn or Catherine, meaning pure. It is irish, and has many alternative (better and more unique) spellings.
- Famous real-life people named Kaitlyn: | Edit
Kaitlyn Maher, American singer from America's Got Talent
- Kaitlyn in song, story & screen: | Edit
Kait(lyn), fictional character in the webcomic Freakangels
Kaitlyn Fairchild, fictional character in the trilogy Dark Visions Trilogy by L. J. Smith (author)
Global Popularity of the Name Kaitlyn
- #32 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #35 in Canada (Ontario)
- #47 in Canada (Alberta)
- #53 in United States
- #107 in Scotland