Gender: Female Meaning of Kaitlyn: "pure" Origin of Kaitlyn: Spelling variation of Caitlin Kaitlyn's Popularity in 2019: #444

Kaitlyn Origin and Meaning

The name Kaitlyn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "pure".

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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Rank in US: #444

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Renee5322 Says:


Perhaps the most stereotypical Gen Z name, the equivalent of Aidan for a boy

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