US Popularity:2598
Other Origin(s):German, Greek, Spanish, Welsh
Meaning:Clean, pure; Lake; Soft, flexible, tender; Beautiful
Kaylin is a form of Kaylyn, a modern American creation that blends the melodic Kay and Lyn. But let’s not leave it at that—Kay is ultimately of Greek origin, stemming from Aikaterī́nē, believed to mean “clean” and “pure” but also linked to the Greek goddess of witchcraft, Hekate. Lyn comes from many languages, often derived from Linda, which means “beautiful” in Spanish and “soft,” “flexible,” and “tender” in German. Parents seeking an elemental touch may like that lynn means “lake” in Welsh, lending a water-inspired name to your little sprite. Kaylin not only looks good on paper but is easy to pronounce and graces the ears with elegant simplicity—perfectly versatile for a baby planning to travel far and wide.

Kaylin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kaylin is currently #2483 on The Bump
Girl:Kaylin is currently #1724 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kaylin is currently #2598 in U.S. births
Girl:Kaylin is currently #1496 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 245
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 184

  • Behind the Name, Kaylin, January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Kaylyn, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Lynn, June 2019

  • Name Doctor, Kaylin

  • Behind the Name, Linda, December 2022

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