Kailyn is a charming contemporary baby name for girls. Prominent during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, this name displays laid-back elements designed to embrace a promising life. Kailyn is the heir to the Shaddan throne in the Star Trek series, and Kailyn Bailyn is the protagonist of Show & Tell by Sharmaine Hobbs. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Kailyn:

Greek, Welsh: Pure lake
Japanese, Hawaiian: Ocean

Origin of the name Kailyn:

Kailyn is a modern baby name with two possible origins. The first origin is that the name combines the names Kay (derived from the Greek word καθαρός to mean “pure”) and Lyn (derived from the Welsh suffix –lyn and meaning “lake”). Alternatively, Kailyn may also combine the suffix –lyn with the Japanese (海) and Hawaiian word kai (meaning “ocean”).

Symbolism of the name Kailyn:

Kailyn originates from the Greek root element for “pure” or from the Hawaiian word for “ocean.” In contemporary culture, the Hawaiian symbol of the ocean is the fishhook or wave.

Style of the name Kailyn:

Modern

Gender of the name Kailyn:

Kailyn is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Kailyn:

KAY-lin

Number of syllables in the name Kailyn:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kailyn:

The name Kailyn evokes feelings of resurgence and respect.

Alternative spellings for the name Kailyn:

  • Kailynn
  • Kailin
  • Kailynne
  • Cailyn 
  • Cailin
  • Kaelyn
  • Keilyn

Nicknames for the name Kailyn:

Popularity of the name Kailyn:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Kailyn was the 1,184th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Kailyn:

Great middle names for Kailyn and their meanings:

  • Atarah (crown)
  • Brionne (high, noble, hill)
  • Desiree (desired, wished for)
  • Elise (my God is an oath)
  • Georgia (farmer, earth worker)
  • Hannah (grace, favor)
  • Jurnee (voyage, trip, adventure)
  • Meadow (pasture, grassland, field)
  • Phoebe (bright, clear, radiant)
  • Priya (beloved, favorite, dear)
  • Ramona (wise counsel, protective advisor)
  • Simone (God has heard)
  • Zyla (woodland)

Famous people with the name Kailyn:

  • Kailyn Andrews (actress)
  • Kailyn Brown (journalist)
  • Kailyn Davis (actress)
  • Kailyn Rae Lowry (reality television personality)
  • Kailyn Morrison (daughter of ice hockey player Brendan Morrison)
  • Kailyn Marie Perez (pageant titleholder)
  • Kailyn De Los Rios (television producer)
  • Kailyn Smith (soccer player)
  • Kailyn Brooke Stewart (reality television personality)

Kailyn in popular culture:

  • Kailyn (main character in the Star Trek series)
  • Kailyn Bailyn (protagonist of the children's tale Show & Tell by Sharmaine Hobbs)