Jaylyn originated in the 1990s for boys or girls, though this spelling alternative is mostly for the latter. It does have many variations, however, including Jalen and Jaylen to name a couple. Though no longer a top 1,000 option, Jaylyn is now ranked on the top 4,000 list at number 3,413.

Meaning of the name Jaylyn:

American: invented name

Origin of the name Jaylyn:

Jaylyn is an invented baby name that came from parents in America in the late twentieth century. Some believe that it is a variation of Jalen, popularized through Jalen Rose, an NBA player. Others, however, think this spelling specifically comes from a combination of Jay with the suffix “-lyn.”

Symbolism of the name Jaylyn:

The baby name Jaylyn did not exist in America until the late twentieth century. Most parents used it as a combination name, using the previous names Jay or James.

Style of the name Jaylyn:


Gender of the name Jaylyn:

Jaylyn is a baby name for boys or girls, though this spelling is more popular for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Jaylyn:


Number of syllables in the name Jaylyn:


Emotion evoked from the name Jaylyn:

Jaylyn feels youthful and informal. It has an outgoing feel that is quite strong.

Alternative spellings for the name Jaylyn:

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Popularity of the name Jaylyn:

Jaylyn was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 2002 to 2011. In 2002 it was number 968, and in 2011, number 976. Jaylyn did best as a top 800 name in 2006 and 2007. It ranked highest in 2007 at number 771.

Related names for the name Jaylyn:

Great middle names for Jaylyn and their meanings:

  • Maeve (purple flower, queen)
  • Claudia (lame, crippled)
  • Paige (helper, assistant)
  • Vienna (forest stream, wine country)
  • Daniel (God is my judge)
  • Xavier (new house, splendid, bright)
  • Gage (pledge, surety)
  • Keaton (place of hawks)

Famous people with the name Jaylyn:

  • Jaylyn Cole (son of reality TV star Neffie Pugh)

Jaylyns in popular culture:

No fictional characters have the name Jaylyn.