US Popularity:1636
Add "Kate" to "Lyn," and you get Katelyn, another modern variation of the classic Caitlin, a pretty Irish name that comes from the Celtic Catherine, which itself is from the Greek Aikaterine. However you choose to spell it—other variants include Katelynn, Kaitlynn and Kaitlen—the name's meaning translates to "pure." No surprise then that St. Caitlin was associated with courage and purity. While Kaitlyn wins the top spot among spelling preferences, Katelyn isn't too far behind.

Katelyn Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Katelyn is currently #1615 on The Bump
Girl:Katelyn is currently #1157 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Katelyn is currently #1636 in U.S. births
Girl:Katelyn is currently #852 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 49
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 182

  • Name Doctor, Katelyn

  • Behind the Name, Katelyn, July 2008

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