US Popularity:7495
Other Origin(s):German, Greek, Irish, Spanish, Welsh
Meaning:Keeper of the keys; Pure
Kaylan is a modern gender-neutral name with roots in several languages. Kaylan takes inspiration from the Irish name Caolán, meaning “slender.” Kaylan and similar monikers are often thought to be combinations of the names Kay and Lyn, giving little ones who carry these titles plenty of meanings to consider. Kay derives from the Greek word katharós, meaning “clean” or “pure,” perhaps symbolizing baby’s kind and loving spirit. Lyn is closely linked to the Welsh word lyn, meaning “lake,” and the name Linda, which translates to “beautiful” in Spanish or “soft” and “tender” in German.

Kaylan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kaylan is currently #4395 on The Bump
Boy:Kaylan is currently #2447 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kaylan is currently #2968 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kaylan is currently #7495 in U.S. births
Boy:Kaylan is currently #4959 in U.S. births
Girl:Kaylan is currently #8236 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 1902
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Kaylan, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Caolán, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Kaylyn, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Kay (2)

  • Behind the Name, Lynn, June 2019

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