Kaylyn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kaylyn

Kaylyn

Pronunciation: KAY-lin (key)

Origin of the name Kaylin:

Modern coinage combining the names Kay and Lynn.

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We named our daughter Kaylyn in 2009, knowing full well she might get called Kaitlyn. She's currently 13 months, and has only ever been called Kaitlyn by my mother and aunt. However, what we get more often is "What's her name again? I know it's something like Kaitlyn". I reply with a smile "It's Kaylyn, K-A-Y-L-Y-N. It rhymes with Palin (Sarah Palin)", that normally does the trick :)

I had never heard the name before. My husband saw Kaylin somewhere in his name searching. After much debate we agreed on the double "y" spelling! Since then we've seen "Kaelin", "Kalin" and other spellings all other the place. So much for our unique name.

We had a hard time finding a meaning for "Kaylyn". We found a few different answers including "Slender" and Crowned". What we found most consistently is: Kay - a short form of Kathrine which means "Pure". Lynn - "Waterfall", "Pool" or "Cascade". We give her the middle name of Hope. And she is definitely "a pure cascade of hope" in our lives. She is headstrong and very creative. She also very sensitive and gets her feels hurt easily.

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My name is Kaylyn and I was born in 1957. The first time I saw my name, spelled exactly that way, in a "baby name" book was in 1999. My family jokes that's when I became a real person. :)

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