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Kellin is a spelling variation of the more popular, Kellen. It still goes back to the ancient Irish Caolan, however, which means “slender.” Kellin is not a top 1,000 option, but it ranks at number 5,315.

Meaning of the name Kellin:

Irish: slender

Origin of the name Kellin:

Kellin is a spelling variation of Kellen. The latter is the anglicized version of Caolan, an ancient Gaelic name. It comes from the Irish word “caol” and the suffix “-an.” Kellin and Kellan only became popular in America in the late twentieth century.

Symbolism of the name Kellin:

Kellin means “slender” as it has the same meaning as Kellen. Remember, both of these names go back to the Gaelic, Caolan. The word “caol” used to form the latter means “slender.”

Style of the name Kellin:


Gender of the name Kellin:

Kellin is a youthful name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Kellin:


Number of syllables in the name Kellin:


Emotion evoked from the name Kellin:

Kellin feels natural and youthful. It is free-spirited and kind.

Alternative spellings for the name Kellin:

Nicknames for the name Kellin:

  • Kell
  • Kelly 
  • Kelli
  • Kelli
  • Key
  • KK

Popularity of the name Kellin:

Kellin is the less popular version of Kellen. While Kellen is a top 800 name, Kellin is not even on the top 1,000 list. It is, however, a top 5,400 option at rank 5,315.

Related names for the name Kellin:

Great middle names for Kellin and their meanings:

  • Rune (secret)
  • Ervin (friend, beautiful)
  • Moore (open land, bog)
  • Tobin (God is good)
  • Bran (raven)
  • Neil (champion, cloud)
  • Galloway (place of the foreign Gaels, foreigner, stranger)
  • Murphy (sea warrior)

Famous people with the name Kellin:

  • Kellin Quinn (lead singer of Sleeping with Sirens band)

Kellins in popular culture:

  • Kellin (character from the “Star Trek” franchise)
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