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Origin and meaning of Kaelyn

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The meaning of Kaelyn is "Slender" and " fair".
Its origin is "Variant of the Modern English name Kaylyn".

This name is mostly being used as a girls name. Last year it ranked 521st in the U.S. Social Security Administration list of most popular baby girl names. Show popularity chart

Kaelyn is an alternate spelling of the name Kaylyn.

Kaylyn is a modern name which appeared in the 1960s but gained popularity in the 1980s. It is likely that Kaylyn first appeared as a given name as a Modern English creation combining the popular prefix "Kay" with the common suffix "lyn". Similar names Caitlin and Katelyn probably influenced its popularity as well; both were becoming popular around the same time as Kaylyn.

It is also likely that Kaylyn is a modern respelling of the Irish name Caelan, which derives from "cael," meaning "slender". This potential origin is probably not the most accurate as the name Kaylyn predates the trend of respelling Irish names.
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Baby names rank over the past 10 years:

Source: US SSA
2007 667 338 -
2008 699 352 -
2009 655 334 8642
2010 665 339 11363
2011 755 385 -
2012 811 417 9230
2013 864 441 -
2014 1096 575 -
2015 996 521 9099
2016 - - -

Percentage used per gender (past 5 years):


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Meaning of Kaelyn: Kaelyn is an alternate spelling of the name Kaylyn

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