Kaitlynn has a more modern feel than the more traditional and original Caitlin. This name also feels more informal compared to the name of origin, Katherine. Despite the youthfulness of the name, Kaitlynn has not been on the top 1,000 since 2015.

Meaning of the name Kaitlynn:

Irish: pure

Origin of the name Kaitlynn:

Kaitlynn is a spelling variation of the original Caitlin. Originally, this name was found in Ireland, but with an accent over the last i. Caitlin was the Gaelic version of the Old French name Cateline, which was a form of Katherine.

Symbolism of the name Kaitlynn:

The baby name Kaitlynn is an alternative spelling to Caitlin, which originated in Ireland. Caitlin is a version of Cateline which ultimately comes from Katherine. Katherine comes from the Greek word “katharos” which also means pure.

Baby name Kaitlynn

Style of the name Kaitlynn:

Traditional

Gender of the name Kaitlynn:

Kaitlynn is a popular baby name option for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Kaitlynn:

KAYT-lin

Number of syllables in the name Kaitlynn:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kaitlynn:

Kaitlynn feels young and informal. It is wholesome and natural.

Alternative spellings for the name Kaitlynn:

Nicknames for the name Kaitlynn:

  • Kait
  • Kate 
  • Kaitie
  • Kaity
  • Kaiti
  • Kat
  • Kit Kat
  • Lynn 

Popularity of the name Kaitlynn:

Kaitlynn became a top 1,000 name option in 1988 at rank 997. It became a top 500 name from 1992 to 2005, and again in 2007. The name even reached top 400 status from 1995 to 2002. As of 2015, when Kaitlynn was rank 993, it is no longer on the top 1,000 list.

Related names for the name Kaitlynn:

Great middle names for Kaitlynn and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kaitlynn:

  • Kaitlynn Carter (reality TV star, “The Hills: New Beginning”)

Kaitlynns in popular culture:

  • Kaitlynn (character from “Moxie”)
  • Kaitlynn (character from “The Babysitting Wars”)