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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kaylyn
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kaylyn in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Kaylyn:
Records indicate that 9,788 girls in the United States have been named Kaylyn since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1997, when 461 people in the U.S. were given the name Kaylyn. Those people are now 19 years old.
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Comments about the name Kaylyn
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66 Positive Comments
"My name is Kaylyn and I was born in 1984. My nickname was also KK as a kid, given to me by my brother who was 3 when I was born. I like it because it's unique but not difficult. When people see it, they generally say it right. Yes, I've been called Katelyn, Kayla, Katie, Karen, Kristi, ect. but it's never been a big deal to me. In situations where it matters that people know my name, I correct them...otherwise I don't bother. My Mom was going to name me Kaitlyn but there was a famous figure skater at the time (Kitty Carruthers) that everyone thought she was naming me after, so she decided on Kaylyn instead. I'm glad she did." Jul. 22, 2014:
"My name is kaylyn and I couldn't care less if people confuse it because when I correct them they say what a beautiful name it is ❤️ Love it so much because it's classy and unique like me x" Feb. 27, 2014:
"I named one of my twins Kaylyn Rose and she is a beautiful, intelligent, fun, kind, and loving person. I loved the name because it was different but so very feminine. Love you Kaye!" Mar. 2, 2013:
"If i ever have a girl child her name will be spelled...
Khailynn (the h is silent)" Feb. 14, 2013:
"Yea my name is Kaylyn.People say my name like Kaitlyn and I do not like it.My nickname is KK or Kay.I do meet others with my same name but spelled different.I didn't think anyone else had the same name as me. lol" May. 23, 2012:
"I named my daughter Kaylyn in 1990 because I wanted something unique. She has been called Katelyn tons of time and generally goes by Kay though her close friends call her KK which was started by her cousin when he was about 3. Which is either a really weird coincidence with one of the previous posters or she has posted here as well." Dec. 1, 2011:
"My name is Kaylyn. I was born in 1989, named after my mother's friend Kay and my grandmother Carolyn. Lyn is actually pronounced as Lun, Lynn is actually pronounced as Lin. So my name Kaylyn, is actually pronounced Kay-Lun. I have a lot of difficulty when telling others my name because they hear and say something else entirely." Jul. 31, 2011:
"thats my name :D i spell it with two N's thought
kaylynn. :) i love it. but then again people always mess up saying it. calling me katlyn of somthing. but i do like it. i wanna know some nicknames for kaylynn. so if you plz could email me some nicknames for kaylynn.
firstname.lastname@example.org" Dec. 28, 2010:
"I have a granddaughter and her name is Kaylyn. She thought that no one else had a name like hers until we looked on internet. Boy, was she surprised and pleased to see that the name Kaylyn has been around since the 1880's. WOW! Is that special or what? She is just as special as her name not to mention how beautiful and precious she is to her poppaw and me. She is 7 years old and the light of our lives." Dec. 9, 2010:
"We named our daughter Kaylyn in 2009, knowing full well she might get called Kaitlyn. She's currently 13 months, and has only ever been called Kaitlyn by my mother and aunt. What we get more often is "What's her name again? I know it's something like Kaitlyn". I reply with a smile "It's Kaylyn, K-A-Y-L-Y-N. It rhymes with Palin (Sarah Palin)", that normally does the trick :)
I had never heard the name before. My husband saw Kaylin somewhere in his name searching. After much debate we agreed on the double "y" spelling! Since then we've seen "Kaelin", "Kalin" and other spellings all other the place. So much for our unique name.
We had a hard time finding a meaning for "Kaylyn". We found a few different answers including "Slender" and Crowned". What we found most consistently is: Kay - a short form of Kathrine which means "Pure". Lynn - "Waterfall", "Pool" or "Cascade". We give her the middle name of Hope. And she is definitely "a pure cascade of hope" in our lives. She is headstrong and very creative. She also very sensitive and gets her feels hurt easily." Oct. 16, 2010:
"i love my name kaylyn! it reminds me of my mom that died! her name was kaylyn! too i love you mom" Jun. 13, 2010:
"reading all these comments made me laugh. Growing up i thought i was the only Kaylyn in the world. then in high school i met 3 others with the same name! how weird is that. anyways neither of them spell it like us. they are kaylin, kaylin, and kaylynn. I guess we are just that cool to have such a cool name. and for those who understand me when i say no one spells my name right listen to this. a teacher once wrote me a pass and when i told him my name he wrote K-LIN !!.. he was serious too." May. 17, 2010:
"I just named my daughter Kaylynn!! I combined My mother's middle name, Kay, and the short version of my sister's first name, Lynn. People always tend to think I say Katelyn when I say her name but....I make sure they get it!!" May. 7, 2010:
"My name is Kaylyn
the couple things i dont like is they always spell my name wrong but they rarely have problems mispronouncing it!
But i am totally in love with my name its different its unique its all ME." Apr. 16, 2010:
"MY NAME IS JASMINE IM 6 MONHTS PREGNANT AND IM NAMING MY DAUGHER "KAYLYNN" I THINK ITS A PRETTY NAME FRFOM DAY 1 WHEN I NEW I WAS HAVING A GIRL I ALWAYS OLD MYSEWFL THAT WOULD BE HER NAME NADN I HAVE SUCK O I EVERY SINCE... =)" Apr. 5, 2010:
"My daughters middle name is Kaylyn. People do tend to say "" Mar. 2, 2010:
"My name is Kaylyn. People often mispronounce it or spell it wrong. Mostly spelling. Once the person knows who you are and knows how to say it they generally don't mess up. This is the most beautiful name i could have ever recieved. I love it. Its ESPECIALLY beautiful in written cursive form." Feb. 26, 2010:
"my name is Kaylyn Marie Ponthieux, i live in Mandeville, Louisiana. i think its cool how people have the same name as me" Feb. 8, 2010:
"My name is Kaylyn Amber Hall and I'm 16 :] It's so cool reading all these other people that share my name! People all the time call me Katelin, which gets confusin cuz that's my best friends name. :] But seriously, this has made me like my name more! :D" Jan. 17, 2010:
"My husband and I named our daughter Kaylyn first because we loved the name! It worked out beatifully for us because my mother-in-law's middle name is Kay and my middle name is Lynn. Kaylyn's middle name is my mother's middle name. :) It does seem like everyone calls her Katelyn, but I just figure they're hard of hearing!" Dec. 23, 2009:
"I'm 58 and don't know many my age with the name. I was named after the ballroom dancer on the Lauren Welk show because my mom was her babysitter. I have always loved my name. Especially with my middle name which I won't tell." Dec. 12, 2009:
"Lyk omg.. i didnt know so many people had ma name, i thought i was different. my mom came up with my name by putting the last three letters of her name then putting kay= kaylyn.... Soooo cool. :)" Nov. 25, 2009:
"omggg my name is kaylyn too :) but mine is spelled with both my grandmas middle names kay and lyn :) i love my name i didnt think anyone else had it too . its so crazy" Nov. 10, 2009:
"My mother's name is Kay Lynn (two separate names) but people always called her by her full name "Kay Lynn". I like the name and it's rhythmic quality, it flows really well it's not like naming your daughter "Gretchen Erin" which (no offense to anyone out there with the name) doesn't flow very well. :(" Sep. 26, 2009:
"My name is kaylyn!! omg i didnt think people had my name too! i feel like im the only one in iowa with the name Kaylyn" Sep. 13, 2009:
"I LOVE being a Kaylyn and reading these comments just makes me appreciate my name even more. I'm 15 and I live in Hawaii. I have never see or met anyone with the same name as me. People spell my name wrong all the time. They usually spell it like Kaylin, Kaylinn, Kaylan. But I guess that's just the burden of having an awesome name like this. KAYLYN'S OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!" Aug. 25, 2009:
"I named my daughter Kaylyn after my mother-in-law who is Lynn Kay. Everyone calls her Kaitlyn though, its very annoying! She always used to get mad and correct people when she was little! Now she's just like "whatever!". Hate that you never can find anything with her name printed on it like on pencils and things." May. 6, 2009:
"i absolutely love my name..
my parents combined my great aunt kay's name with my grandmother's middle name lyn.
and now i'm Kaylyn.
it is misspelled and pronounced wrong all the time, but i love it..
i go by kk, so when i meet people that is what i go by. it keeps them from screwing my name up. ;P" Mar. 17, 2009:
"My name is Kaylynn, and I'm 20 years old. My mother fell in love with the name, and so have I, I think it's a beautiful name. A lot of people say that you get it misspelled or said wrong and it's true.. many people cannot spell it right or even say it correctly. But, for all those ladies out there who are in doubt.. please name your children this. Yah, you will have people who can't say your kids name but really, it's NOT that agitating. You get over it and in time you simply laugh about it; it becomes an inside joke between you and the world. My mother thought long and hard about a beautiful name to pick for me, and I appreciate it because it IS in fact a flawless name... any child would be happy to be named Kaylyn/Kaylynn/Kaylin/Cailin/Cailyn/Kailyn.. etc. :)" Mar. 13, 2009:
"my name is kaylyn too and i love it alot of people say thats thats a pretty name ya it does got annoying when people spell it wrong but hey its unique!!" Mar. 10, 2009:
"Uhm, Kaylynn is definetly not the worst name, i mean what about Shaniqua?! My names Kaylynn & i love it! It amazing! (: Yeah it does get pretty annoying when people dont know how to speel it or say "Caitlin" But i still love it! & So what if you think its a kids name, how would you like having an adult name when you a kid?! I mean names are names!" Mar. 3, 2009:
"My name is Kaylyn... and it IS NOT the worst name ever! i love my name!!" Feb. 24, 2009:
"My name is Kaylyn and I'm constantly having to tell people how to spell it and pronounce it. When I meet people and tell them my name I say "Hi I'm Kaylyn, like Kaitlyn without the T." I've been doing this for about 5 years now. :P" Feb. 16, 2009:
"My name is Kaylyn. I love my name but i hate how people spell it wrong and say they cant pronounce it. i mean serisoly how hard is it. the most annoying thing is when people call me caitlin, it drives me insane." Feb. 5, 2009:
"never EVER name your kid kaylyn its THE worst name in tht world!!! no one can spell it no one can say it it may be cute when they r little but when ur kid grows up they will be stuck with a little kid name!!!" Feb. 5, 2009:
"My parents named me Kaylyn because my mom wanted to name me kaylynne and my dad didnt so they broke it down in to kaylyn and i really love this name i am 13! and know one even has my name that i know about!!!" Jan. 31, 2009:
"My name is also Kaylyn and I love it. I hate when people pronounce it Katelyn or Kaylee and spell it wrong. No one can spell it right. So far the worst spelling I've gotten is Cailinn from my social studies teacher. One of my friends who i've been friends with for years says it like Kay Lynn. I've met one other Kaylyn who spells it the same and it was weird because it was my best friend's sister's best friend. The sister's both had a best friend named Kaylyn." Jan. 30, 2009:
"My name is Kaylyn im 19 and i love it! ive only met one other Kaylyn and shes spells hers with an I instead of a Y. people do get it mixed up with Kaitlyn all the time, but most of my family and Friends just call me Kay :) its easier and plus i think its a cute nickname" Jan. 27, 2009:
"my name is Kaylyn and i love it! one thing i hate about it is how people pronounce it...kaitlyn, kaylee, kasey, and all that other stuff! its really annoying but i still love it! i think kaylyn means keeper of the keys (saw it in a website), but i dont really know.Kaylyn is a very beautiful name and its also unique. isnt it weird and annoying how people emphisize the lyn part of kaylyn, it needs to flow not sound all choppy! Kaylyn is the best name eva! <3" Jan. 25, 2009:
"Hey im kaylyn and i lovee it!!its soo different which i am!!i got from my mom and my dad.my moms middle name is kaye and my dads middle name is lynn.so they just toke off the last later of both their names and it made me kaylyn.i love this people spell it different and stuff but im okay with it.some people say they want to name their girl after me and one did.its crazy and i lovve itt!!" Dec. 28, 2008:
"Hi my name is Kaylyn too.I thought i was the only Kaylyn in the world,because no one has it around here that i know of.I have the same problem too where everybody pronounces or spells it wrong.I LOVE my name because i'm the only one in my school that has that name.I just turned 14 on August,30th,2008." Dec. 28, 2008:
"Does anyone say the name Kaylyn with the accent on "lyn"?" Dec. 22, 2008:
"My dad's middle name is McKay, and my mom's is Lynn. :) They combined it and came up with Kaylyn! I love my name, it's awesome. I don't mind the misspellings and mispronunciations because it's common with a large majority of names. People make mistakes and learn over time, ya know?" Dec. 4, 2008:
"I am a Kaylyn just like everyone else here. My older brother died before I was born and his name was Kyle. I was born a few months after he died so my parents were going to name me Kylee but knew it was too close to Kyle. So somehow they decided on Kaylyn. I love the name. It is a very special name for me and I would not have it any other way. =]" Nov. 29, 2008:
"I named my daughter Kaylyn on February 10th 2007. I love this name and i think when she gets old she will too! But it is annoying how everyone always calls her kaitlyn." Oct. 22, 2008:
"my name is kaylyn and i thought that i was the only in the world with that name wow" Oct. 10, 2008:
"My name is Kaylyn! I don't like when people say Kaitlin or spell it with an "i" or "u" at the end instead of "Y". I think the new meaning of it means a pool of water below a waterfall. But that was in a baby book." Jul. 2, 2008:
"omg my name is Kaylyn and i have met other Kaylyn's but they have never spelled it the same way
and i even have met a guy named Kaylyn but spelled w/ a i
so Kaylyn is a guy and girl name but i dont care cuz i love my name and wouldnt change it for the world!!!" Jun. 12, 2008:
"my name is Kaylyn. and honestly, i love it. its strong and different. so far, i've never actually met someone with my name, which is good. you want people to remember your name and Kaylyn is ALWAYS remembered." Jun. 8, 2008:
"my name is kaylyn. i love it i've always been mixed up and been called katlyn, kailyn, or anything else. i told people thy can just call me kay or give me a nickname, even though i love my name." May. 31, 2008:
"I LLOOVVEE my name ahah.
Everyone ALWAYS says my name wrong or spells it wrong.
After a while most of the time, i just dont care anymore, and just let them call me what they want.
I get tired of telling them soo many times." Apr. 14, 2008:
"Kaylyn is my name as well and although I used to hate it, I love it now. The only thing I dont like is that it has no meaning so I'll give it one. Hmmmm how about sweet spirited, and a hard worker? feel free to add to that!" Mar. 28, 2008:
"My name is Kaylyn and i love it, except the fact people cannot prenounce it! or spell it! it is very unique, and not very many people kno of anyone else named kaylyn so i feel very lucky for my parents to have named me!" Mar. 19, 2008:
"hey my name is Kaylyn! an i am 18 years old. an i absolutely LOVE my name. i think it sounds pretty an it's kind of unique. i've only met a few people in my life with this name. people do tend to pronounce it wrong which drives me nuts. haha. they say kaitlyn instead of kaylyn. but it's worth it. i really do like my name." Oct. 11, 2007:
"My nieces name is Kaylyn, she is the most beautiful, wonderful girl that ever was. Aunty Val." Jul. 16, 2007:
"My name is Kaylyn too!
I always get the "t" added in there or an "i" instead of one of the "y"s...drives me crazy, but I wouldn't ever change the spelling of my name!" Jul. 10, 2007:
"my name is kaylyn and i don't think there has been one person (exept my mom and dad) that have spelled it right the first, second, or even the third time. they sometimes even put a "t" in it. it drives me crazy, but i still think "kaylyn" is a kool name. I haven't met one person who has the same name as me spelled like i spell it and u cant find those little key chains that say peoples names on them to say "kaylyn" on them .. which really stinks." Jun. 30, 2007:
"My name is Kaylynn and sometimes I get the "t" too. I do also love my name." Jun. 16, 2007:
"My name is Kaylyn. It drives me crazy when people add a "t" when they say it. I love my name though. :)" Apr. 16, 2007:
"My names Kaylyn and I hate that some people can't even pronounce it with out saying Katlin but its ok because i love the name anyways =)" Jan. 16, 2007:
"We are naming our 1st baby Kaylyn, due next week! We immediately fell in love with the name and it was the only girl name my husband and I both liked. I have a feeling she will always have to spell it out for people, but my name is like that too so I think it is something she will learn to deal with." Nov. 12, 2006:
"I love my name... its very unheard of. well it was when i was born. there used to not be anyone named kaylyn around where i live and now there is probably 6 or 7 with diffrent pronuciations. But im the 1st!" Mar. 27, 2006:
"my name is kaylyn and yea... people spell it wrong all the time it kinda gets annoying but i love my name!" Mar. 7, 2006:
"my bffs name was kaylyn so i just had 2 name my baby it." Dec. 25, 2005:
"My daughters name is Kaylyn. We wanted a name that was not to popular. I love the name. It fits my daughter perfectly." Jul. 18, 2005:
"My best friends name is Kaylyn.Its a beautiful name for a beautiful person.Either one of our names are very common in 2004 mine being Ava and hers Kaylyn so we just kind of go together." Jun. 11, 2005:
6 Negative Comments
"Has nobody done any research into this name ?? The irish name Caoilainn is pronounced Kaylyn, maybe just maybe thats where it comes from. My daughter is named Caoilainn (in Ireland when they call her name it sounds like they are saying "qui lin"" Mar. 10, 2010:
"My name is Kaylyn, and despite that it is a really beautiful name i don't think you should put your child through the torture of having this name. They will have it mispronounced and misspelled for their whole lives, and if they're quite like me, they won't always correct people repeatedly. It gets exhausting always having to tell teachers they spelled your name wrong, or tell people that "no, that isn't my name". Even my best friends that KNOW my name is Kaylyn, and even correct people when they call me something else mess my name up sometimes. I've been called everything from Katelyn, to Kayla, to Kora, to Katherine, to Kaylee, to Kylie, to Korn, even to Jeff. So, despite how beautiful I think Kaylyn is as a name, I would not recommend naming your child that." Nov. 26, 2008:
"Nah! Go with another K name if you want a K. This spelling looks too choppy.
Kay reminds me of an old woman or a name from the 70's. Also, Kay is still used for boy names. 1 in my son's prek class now. As far as Lyn? Who decided to drop the N? It doesn't look right. The 2 names combined are making your daughter 50 already." Mar. 4, 2008:
"It sounds ok, just ok though when you are saying it! As long as you are saying it correctly, as the girls have mentioned. But sorry I look at it over and over and it reminds of one of those names that someone comes up with and just spells incorrectly to "try" to be unique! Unfortunately, you end up looking illiterate. I go with something else and save your poor daughter the trouble down the line." Mar. 4, 2008:
"EWW I HATE THIS NAME! its like a wannabee katlyn..
which is my name. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" May. 29, 2007:
"I honestly just do not names like Kimmy,Cassie,Kasey,Kaylyn,things that like because thats my sisters name and is NEVER taken seriously. I think Kaylyn is cute when your young or as a nickname, but not as a name." Apr. 18, 2006:
32 Neutral Comments
"I named my son Kaylen as that name just came to my head a few years b4 he was even born, he never liked it at first but does now, I've heard the girl name kaytlyn but not. Kaylen I've never met another Kaylen yet its alimited edition" Oct. 6, 2014:
"My name is Kaylyn. My mother named me from my grandpas mom Kay and an her mom Lyn as you can see stuck together it's Kaylyn. Yes I like my name I think it sounds pretty, but it's also very aggravating when every teacher or sub calls me katelyn. I absolutely hate the name Katelyn just because of that. When my older sister was young she couldn't say my name so she called me Kk. And ever since it has stuck, I love the name kk it's simple and short and easy. But sometimes I do wish people still called me Kaylyn. It gets my attention way faster than Kk. Anyways that is my name and I love it💖" Aug. 18, 2014:
"I named my daughter Kaylyn. Kay is my Grandmother's maiden name and my middle name is Linda. I just liked the look of both 'y', it makes the name look very feminine. Most call her Kaylz as a nickname. She is 18 years old" Apr. 29, 2012:
"My name Kaylyn also and like a lot of other people my mom made up my name using kay and lyn. My name is Kaylyn Ann, but people call me kay. I love my name, and I think it is awesome that so many have it as theirs" Mar. 2, 2011:
"My name is Kaylyn and people always call me kaylya. My friends call me KK because that is my nickname. Most people call me Kaylyn." Jan. 17, 2011:
"I was born in 1960. I've know a number of other Kaylyn, KayeLynne, Kaylynn who are also born in the 50's and 60's. Most of our parents were combining Kay and Lyn to honor 2 people when we were named. I'm glad to see a new generation of Kaylyn's. And yes, it is too phonetic of a name for many to pronounce or spell, go figure." Jan. 14, 2011:
"OMG! My name is Kaylyn and it is often pronounced incorrectly and spelled incorrectly my teachers have spelled it kaylin, kaylynn, kaylan, and a few other ways. I often get called Kaitlynn and Kay Lynn. I'm so glad to meet other people with the same name as me!:)" Dec. 8, 2010:
"My husband and I want to name our new born daughter kaylynn, and we didn't know that so many people have the same name, when combined together would mean PURE WATERFALL. Kay = form of Katherine (meaning PURE) &
Lynn = Waterfall" Aug. 26, 2010:
"I am naming my baby girl kaylyn to combine my mom's middle name kay and the beginning of my maiden name lynch. I honestly thought I made this up until researching it more." Aug. 12, 2010:
"im sooo thankul my name now and its all thanks 2 this website...thanks for helping me relize that my name is so beautiful" Jun. 24, 2010:
"My name is Kaylynn and I am so surprised by how my individuals share my unique name. I mean my dad always told me that is was becoming more popular but I never thought that it would be this well known. I always get annoyed because people either miss spell my name or mispronounce it such as Katelyn,Kaylee, Kayla, Kayleigh, Kathleen and even Katherine but at heart I absolutely adore my name because it is so special and I have never meet another kaylynn and so every kaylynn in the world should feel special that we all have such a beautiful and precious name even thought there is no meaning for our name!!!"