Kaitlyn

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162k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kaitlyn

"Kaitlyn" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, one of the modern spelling variants of Caitlin.

Notable Persons Named Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn Dever is an actress. She has been prominent since 2009. Kaitlyn was born on December 21st, 1996 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe is a dance instructor. Kaitlyn was born on June 19th, 1985.

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Kaitlyn is a model (people), professional wrestling, body builder, model, and professional wrestler. Her career lasted from 2006 to 2010. Kaitlyn was given the name Celeste Beryl Bonin on October 7th, 1986 in Houston. Kaitlyn is also known as Kaitlyn; Vaughn and Ricki.

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Kaitlyn was born on June 29th, 1971 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Kaitlyn Black is an actor. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Kaitlyn was given the name Kaitlyn Elizabeth Black on July 29th, 1983 in Ohio.

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Kaitlyn was born on April 12th, 1989 in Houston.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a model (people), professional wrestling, body builder, model, and professional wrestler. Her career lasted from 2006 to 2010. Kaitlyn was given the name Celeste Beryl Bonin on October 7th, 1986 in Houston. Kaitlyn is also known as Kaitlyn; Vaughn and Ricki.

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How popular is the baby name Kaitlyn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1967 5 5 0
1971 5 5 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 14 14 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 66 66 0
1981 92 92 0
1982 137 137 0
1983 274 274 0
1984 449 449 0
1985 885 878 7
1986 1,214 1,207 7
1987 1,712 1,707 5
1988 2,697 2,687 10
1989 3,401 3,392 9 #95 girl name
1990 4,319 4,313 6 #78 girl name
1991 4,416 4,409 7 #82 girl name
1992 7,490 7,476 14 #42 girl name
1993 6,962 6,956 6 #46 girl name
1994 6,692 6,686 6 #48 girl name
1995 7,393 7,385 8 #42 girl name
1996 7,247 7,240 7 #40 girl name
1997 7,015 7,005 10 #41 girl name
1998 7,944 7,936 8 #35 girl name
1999 8,167 8,157 10 #33 girl name
2000 8,771 8,759 12 #30 girl name
2001 8,170 8,162 8 #31 girl name
2002 7,986 7,979 7 #32 girl name
2003 7,557 7,546 11 #32 girl name
2004 7,022 6,987 35 #33 girl name
2005 6,525 6,520 5 #34 girl name
2006 6,082 6,071 11 #41 girl name
2007 5,556 5,547 9 #44 girl name
2008 5,124 5,115 9 #53 girl name
2009 4,206 4,201 5 #67 girl name
2010 3,293 3,293 0 #90 girl name
2011 2,906 2,906 0 #100 girl name
2012 2,598 2,598 0
2013 2,375 2,375 0
2014 2,055 2,055 0
2015 1,656 1,656 0
2016 994 994 0

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Popularity of Kaitlyn as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Kaitlyn

  • How Popular is the name Kaitlyn? Kaitlyn is the 438th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kaitlyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 161,529 babies born with the first name Kaitlyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kaitlyn to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kaitlyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kaitlyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kaitlyn is Tuesday, May 1st, 1962.
  • What year had the most people named Kaitlyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kaitlyn was in 2000 with a total of 8,759 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kaitlyn!
  • Random Kaitlyn Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kaitlyn ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 119 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Kaitlyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyltiak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ianktyl. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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