Kellyn

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kellyn

"Kellyn" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the brightheaded one". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Notable Persons Named Kellyn

Kellyn Acosta is a soccer player for the FC Dallas, IMG Academy, United States men's national under-17 soccer team, United States men's national under-18 soccer team, and United States men's national under-20 soccer team. Kellyn was born on July 24th, 1995 in Plano, Texas, United States.

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Kellyn was born in 1958. She died in 2009.

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Kellyn Morris is a television presenter, actress, singer, and dancer. Kellyn was born on August 4th, 1989.

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Kellyn George is a researcher. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present.

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Kellyn Farrell is an athlete for the Seattle Sounders Women.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 9 9 0
1965 5 5 0
1967 5 5 0
1968 8 8 0
1970 7 7 0
1971 6 6 0
1977 5 5 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 10 5 5
1981 17 17 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 40 40 0
1984 70 63 7
1985 97 97 0
1986 93 86 7
1987 86 86 0
1988 87 80 7
1989 73 73 0
1990 34 34 0
1991 46 46 0
1992 40 35 5
1993 52 45 7
1994 44 44 0
1995 48 41 7
1996 61 56 5
1997 43 37 6
1998 35 35 0
1999 47 47 0
2000 47 47 0
2001 38 38 0
2002 32 32 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 46 46 0
2005 53 47 6
2006 42 42 0
2007 68 61 7
2008 75 67 8
2009 46 46 0
2010 69 56 13
2011 53 45 8
2012 58 50 8
2013 64 45 19
2014 54 43 11
2015 49 40 9
2016 41 32 9

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Popularity of Kellyn as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Kellyn

  • How Popular is the name Kellyn? Kellyn is the 6,715th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kellyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,978 babies born with the first name Kellyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kellyn to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kellyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Kellyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kellyn was in 1985 with a total of 97 babies.
  • Random Kellyn Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kellyn is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Kellyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyllek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lkylen. 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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