Katelynn is another example of the recent American trend to add the suffix -lynn to the ends of names. Katelynn itself is rather unique, though, in that it also is a variant of a pre-existing name. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Katelynn:

Irish: Pure

Origin of the name Katelynn:

Kaitlynn is a name of American origin that comes from the Irish name Caitlin, which itself means “pure”.

Symbolism of the name Katelynn:

Katelynn is a name that symbolizes a parent's desire to be modern and urbane without necessarily venturing too far from the beaten path.

Style of the name Katelynn:


Gender of the name Katelynn:

Katelynn is almost exclusively used as a name for female children.

Pronunciation of the name Katelynn:


Number of syllables in the name Katelynn:


Emotion evoked from the name Katelynn:

Katelynn largely evokes positive emotions, ranging from general happiness to whimsy.

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Popularity of the name Katelynn:

According to the Social Security Administration, this name last ranked as one of the one thousand most popular baby names in the United States in 2015 as the 653rd most popular name for baby girls. It peaked in popularity in 1998 as the 210th most popular girl's name.

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Famous people with the name Katelynn:

  • Katelynn Flaherty (American basketball player)
  • Katelynn Cusanelli (American media figure)

Katelynns in popular culture:

  • Katelynn Zales (character from The Most Popular Girls in School)