US Popularity:1754
Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Narrows, channel, strait; Rye land
Kylen is a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin. It translates to “narrows,” “channel,” or “strait” in Gaelic and is an alternate version of the name Kyle. Kyle was initially used as a Scottish Gaelic last name and has since become a staple given name, being used for all genders and spawning derivations like Kylie or Kyla. The variation Kylen offers an edge on a classic, giving it a modern spin with its binary-breaking tone. It may also be derived from the names Rylan and Ryland, both borrowed from a place name that means “rye land” in Old English.

Kylen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kylen is currently #2560 on The Bump
Boy:Kylen is currently #1774 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kylen is currently #1434 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kylen is currently #1754 in U.S. births
Boy:Kylen is currently #1846 in U.S. births
Girl:Kylen is currently #12034 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 3157
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Kylen, January 2023

  • Behind the Name, Kylan, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Kyle, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Rylan, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Ryland, November 2020

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