What does the baby name Kailyn mean? Learn about what Kailyn means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Kailyn - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Kailyn
K-A-I-L-Y-N, is a 6-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Kailyn
KAY lin
Meaning of Kailyn
Laurel, slender.
Origin of Kailyn
The name 'Kailyn' is of American origin. It emerged in the United States in the late 20th century and is considered a modern invented name. It does not have any historical or cultural roots.
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Popularity of Kailyn
The popularity of the name 'Kailyn' has fluctuated over the years. It gained attention and began to rise in popularity in the early 2000s. It reached its peak in the mid-2000s and has since experienced a decline in usage. While it is not as popular as some traditional names, 'Kailyn' still maintains a moderate level of popularity in the United States.
Kailyn currently has 175 likes, and is in the top 5% of liked girl's names. The name Melina is slightly more popular than Kailyn.

Etymology of Kailyn

The etymology of the name 'Kailyn' is not rooted in any specific language or meaning. It is a combination of the names 'Kay' and 'Lynn', both of which are of English origin. 'Kay' is derived from the Greek name 'Katherine', meaning 'pure', while 'Lynn' is derived from the Old English word 'līn', meaning 'lake' or 'waterfall'. Therefore, 'Kailyn' can be interpreted as a combination of these meanings, but it does not have a unique or specific meaning of its own.

Cultural Significance of Kailyn

As an invented name, 'Kailyn' does not hold any particular cultural significance. It does not have any traditional or historical associations with specific cultures or communities.