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My name is Katelyn. It is a cute name. Some think it is a mix of Kate and Lyn, but I ahve found proof that it is not. The truth is it descends from the name Caitlyn, which means "pure and virginal". Lol, laugh out loud.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2005
I love the name Katelyn. I like it because the spelling looks very elegant and sophisticated. This is my favourite spelling of this name - it has so many different variations. I also like the name Kate which is why I wouldn't mind if it was shortened. That is another reason why I wouldn't spell Katelyn with a C. For a similar name for a boy, I would go for Kayden, which often gets shortened to Kade, which sounds like Kate, LOL.
-- magiclozzachick  12/21/2005
This name looks less Irish than Caitlin.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2006
I have always liked the name Katelyn. Such a pretty name. The other spelling I like is Caitlin.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I personally just love this name and how it is spelled. It is way more proper and elegant sounding than any of the other spelling possibilities.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
Best there ever was! I like to spell it this way, sooooooo elegant! I am so partial though, because it's my first name!
-- katielion  6/5/2006
I know a Katelyn, a Caitlin, a Kaitlynne, a Kaitlin, a Caitlyn, and a Catelynn. It gets a bit old.
-- wefrox  11/4/2006
I don’t see what’s so great about this name. Kate is a great name, Lyn is nice. But Katelyn? This name just doesn’t do it for me.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2006
I think Katielyn is so much more cuter and prettier than Katelyn.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2007
I think that Katelyn is the best name for a girl! And it looks much better spelled this way.
-- Anonymous User  4/8/2007
This is my name and I love it! I only know one other Katelyn and she spells it Caitlin, and I know a Kaelyn. The only thing is, at P.E. our teacher does not say which Katelyn, so we always wind up playing for the wrong team.
-- Anonymous User  9/29/2007
I named my daughter Katelyn. I think it's an elegant name with this spelling. Especially with the nickname Kate. The other spelling of Caitlin seems like such a differant name. It's amazing how the same name spelled differently can change a whole name.
-- Makena78  11/2/2007
I'm not a great fan of this, but I do think that it's the best possible way to spell a name pronounced Kate-lyn. 'Caitlin' annoys the hell out of me. It is an Irish name, people! And it's pronounced Kat-leen! It's like deciding to pronounce 'Juan' as Jew-ann.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2007
Hate it! It's like someone couldn't decide between Kate (the most over-used nickname for the name Catherine) and Lyn/Lynn (the most over-used middle name ever). Or it's like someone didn't know how to spell "Caitlin" right.
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2008
Although Katelyn is thought of as a variant of Caitlin, Caitlin is pronounced completely differently in Ireland. I prefer to think of Katelyn as a combination of Kate and Lyn. Kate (from Katherine) has traditionally been thought to mean 'pure', although this is now thought to be a mistake, and Lyn apparently comes from a Welsh word for 'lake'.

So you could take Katelyn to mean "pure lake" - that's quite a cool meaning!
-- aquamarina  2/29/2008
Love love love this name -- this spelling -- but popularity and a countless amount of variants really bugs me.
-- WilderThanBridget  10/20/2008
A trashy butchering of the name Caitlin.
-- vomiting  3/10/2009
I was going to use Kaitlyn, but this spelling was given to me as a suggestion on another Web site. If you want to honor someone with a name like Kathryn, it's a good way to do it. It may be popular now, but it may not be in a few years which is fine with me.
-- Lumiereslove  3/12/2009
Very trashy and dumb looking. If you want to call your kid Katie name her Katherine. You can't picture a business woman called Katelyn.
-- Chrila96  11/21/2010
Oh flipping heck, another flipping variation of Caitlin!
-- keepitreal  1/27/2011
This is my name. My mum wanted to name me it because she liked the nickname Kate and Lyn(n) is a family name, plus she liked how they sounded together.
Caitlin/Kaitlyn/etc is quite common for girls of my generation (I was born in the 90s) in Canada. There are always others with this name in my class and I am one of many Katelyns/etc that my friends are friends with. I also always have to spell my name whenever someone asks, as they always want to stick Is in it. Even though this spelling is quite common, I can never find a keychain or whatever with my name spelled correctly on it.

It's not that great of name and it's still rather common. I've always thought this spelling looks quite juvenile, too.
If someone were asking me if they should name their daughter Caitlin or Katelyn (or any other variant spelling), I'd tell them to pick Caitlin.

That being said, it's my name, and it suits me well. I'd never change it.
-- K.G Valentina  4/20/2012
It's an okay name, if you look like a "Katelyn".
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2014

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