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Gender: Female Meaning of Kaitlyn: "pure" Origin of Kaitlyn: Spelling variation of Caitlin Kaitlyn's Popularity in 2017: #345

The name Kaitlyn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "pure". Kaitlyn is ranked #345 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Pure and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".

From the experts:

A huge name in the late 90's and most of the 00's, Kaitlyn's been on a downward trend in recent years. Kaitlyn has at this point been considerably overused and can no longer be seen as stylish. It's especially popular in Canada.

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Famous People Named Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Canadian reality TV personality ("The Bachelorette")
Kaitlyn Ashley Maher, American singer/actress
Kaitlyn Brooke Farrington, American snowboarder
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Weaver, Canadian-American ice dancer
Kaitlyn Dever, American actress
Kaitlyn Gilliland, American ballerina
Kaitlyn Alexander, Canadian actress
Kaitlyn, ring name of Celeste Beryl Braun, American pro wrestler
Kaitlyn Ashley, American adult film actress

Pop Culture References for the name Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn, character in "The Fault in Our Stars"


Ella Says:


I prefer "Katelyn"

roseofjune Says:


I think everyone can agree that Kaitlyn has been overused. If you live in America, you'll know at least 4 Kaitlyns!

Elvie23 Says:


My name is from the 1800s and I still like it... Maybe style is in the eye of the beholder, but I agree some of these name descriptions can be a little offensive to those who bear the name.
Love, Elvie

kaitlyn Says:


"no longer even vaguely stylish" is funny because i don't think that names can go out of style unless your name is something from the 1800s.
Love, Kaitlyn