Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn - A very unique female name



  Feb 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kaitlyn, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1977 on position #2515. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kaitlyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kaitlyn? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kaitlyn. The baby girl name Kaitlyn was given to 2,569 baby girls in 2012, ranking #119 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 550 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kaitlyn peaked in popularity 19 years ago in 2000 on position 30.



Famous with this name

Kaitlyn Leeb
Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Alexander


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Kaitlyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kaitlyn is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #66 - and is the least popular in Hawaii at position #223.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kaitlyn is where you live.


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Kaitlyn origin and meaning

Kaitlyn is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Kaitlyn, pop culture references for the name Kaitlyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kaitlyn

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kaitlyn, sorted by popularity.

Kathleen / Katelyn / Kaitlin / Katelynn / Katlyn / Kaitlynn / Katelin / Katlin / Katlynn / Kaytlin /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012119
2011100
201090
200966
200853
200744
200641
200534
200433
200332
200232
200131
200030
199933
199836
199741
199640
199542
199448
199346
199242
199182
199078
198995
1988107
1987164
1986223
1985287
1984476
1983611
19821061
19811263
19801605
19792312
19782613
19772515

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi66
New Jersey71
Idaho81
Alabama84
South Dakota89
New York93
Georgia96
North Carolina100
Nebraska101
Virginia104
West Virginia104
Connecticut105
Pennsylvania107
Texas116
California118
Tennessee118
Wisconsin119
Indiana120
Delaware121
Maine124
Louisiana124
Ohio124
Minnesota126
Montana129
New Mexico129
Arizona131
Maryland134
Missouri136
Florida138
Kentucky138
Arkansas139
Alaska143
Iowa144
Washington145
Utah146
Illinois146
Michigan153
Massachusetts156
South Carolina157
Kansas159
Colorado163
New Hampshire169
Oregon171
Oklahoma182
Rhode Island187
Nevada203
Hawaii223

Even more about Kaitlyn


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kaitlyn a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kaitlyn?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2000
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kaitlyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 550
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1977
2012 births +2,569

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