My name is Kaitlyn, I love my name, I've always liked it but once I did want to change it to Kaity. I used to like it when people called me Kait I honestly don't like it when people spell my nickname Kate though. I really like to be called Kaitlyn now that I'm 14. I have a couple of nicknames though, Kait, Kaity, Kitkat, Kaitkat. My name means pure in the Irish origin. I really like this simple name, I don't know if it relates to me though, but I like this name.
Kaitlynpage2006  9/17/2020
This spelling looks very modern, cutesy, and even a little harsh. I believe Caitlin is technically supposed to be pronounced similarly to Kathleen, so this spelling doesn't make so much sense either.
someone-  6/20/2020
I really do like the name Kaitlyn. I normally prefer traditional spellings, and tend not to like modern names, but I like a lot of -lyn names. Caitlin is originally an Irish name, and I love Celtic names and culture but Caitlin just looks rather bland to me and so I prefer Kaitlyn/Caitlyn, or especially Katelyn, as I have very good associations with the latter. I think it is a very youthful name though and, as another commenter wrote already, it is difficult to imagine it on an older person, I can't imagine a Kaitlyn over 40. It's a bit of a pity that Kaitlyn doesn't seem to have nice nicknames. I like Katie for Katherine related names, but since Kaitlyn is spelled a bit differently Katie is not really an obvious nickname, and I don't like Kait or even Kate very much.
mairinn  6/5/2020
Kaitlyn Marie Oliveira is an American Instagram celebrity and singer.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2020
My name is Kaitlyn and a lot of people do say my name wrong but I am glad my name is Kaitlyn because this name is part of my family.
kaitlyn93967  11/11/2019
∆Unpopular Opinion∆
I actually really like the name Kaitlyn, and I have never met anyone named Kaitlyn.
Hekate Rose  7/17/2019
My name is Kaitlyn and I’ve really hated my name for a long, long, loooong time because I know over 6-7 other Kaitlyns at my school. I used to be called “other Kaitlyn” during attendance and it really sucks because I feel so... unoriginal. I feel like I could just be replaced if I go. It sounds hideous and I pity anyone who was given this name. Although it’s not as common as Sophia and Olivia, it’s still given me a lot of confidence issues and I’ve even considered changing my name. Even though Olivia was as common as it is, I absolutely LOVED that name.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2019
My name is Kaitlyn but pronounced Kay-tlyn instead of Kate-lyn which throws everyone off and no one can say properly without practicing. Whenever I tell people the difference between how the name is pronounced and how my name is pronounced they ALWAYS say that my way is prettier but that they can't say it right! I'm always like how is it that difficult?
svartedongeribukse  2/10/2019
I know TONS of Kaitlyn's. It seems to be a very popular name upon girls. I know some spelled with a C, some spelled with a K, and some even spelled like Cat-lynn!
lily_m1102  1/18/2019
My name is Kaitlyne; and no, that is not a typo. My parents spelled my name like that because my twin sister's middle name, Jacklyne ends with -lyne. I love how unique my name is; I truly love it. Yeah, it is impossible to find my name spelled correctly in name dictionaries, so I just look up Kaitlyn. I read some comments on the name, and I believe the name is not boring in the slightest way. There are at least 5 girls with the name Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Caitlyn, Caitlynn, or mine, Kaitlyne- just in the 8th grade at my school. There are 13, 145 out of 327.16 million people in the U.S. with the first name Kaitlyn. Also, statistically, Kaitlyn is the 1684th most popular first name. I really believe the name Kaitlyn is one of the most beautiful names I have seen.
kaitlyne_11  1/13/2019
In 2018, 10 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Kaitlyn who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 364th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
I'm not Kaitlyn, but my best friend is. She is a very nice girl and she looks like a Kaitlyn, but I once met another girl with her name who spelt it differently (Kaitl'n) which I thought was a really dumb way of spelling it.
Anyways, I personally don't like how the name sounds because of personal experiences but in general, I could say it's a nice name and this is a nice way of spelling it.
WhiteHorseWhinny  6/24/2018
My name is Katlyn, I’ve never seen someone who spells it the way I do.
Katlyn7  3/29/2018
My name is Kaitlyn. I like it but I did not in 4th grade, it sounded boring but that may be because there were 3 other Kaitlyns, 2 spelled differently, in my grade. And now some boys at my school are calling me Kat.
Katiebeth04  2/14/2017
My name is Cait-lynn. Exactly that, spelled with a C, a hyphen, lowercase l, y, and two n's. I love the meaning of the name, but I hate feeling so common. Almost two out of five females I have encountered have this name. And don't get me started on that Jenner person. Not only is it so common, but almost every one that I have encountered are rude, self-centered, and overall not very pleasant people, which does not relate to me at all. I have been told by many that I am the most kind, warm-hearted person they know. I do not like having a name in common with people who are downright mean. I would have rather been called Andrea like my parents originally thought, or Amanda, which is my middle name. I like the name, but not necessarily the people or the commonness.
EndlessSky  12/25/2016
The bad thing about this name is that people will constantly misspell it because there's SO many different spellings of Caitlin.
Luvbug86  11/5/2016
My name is Kaitlyn and I think its an okay name, nothing terrible but nothing special. I have ALWAYS gone by Kate or Katie. 'Kaitlyn' might sound a little childish to people but the thing I love most about my name is that there are so many nicknames to go by and you can choose whatever you want; Kate, Kait, Katie, Kaity, Lyn, KayKay... the list goes on. It's a very flexible name:)
― Anonymous User  10/13/2016
My best friend's name is Kaitlyn and I think it is a great name although I can't really imagine anyone over 30-ish with this name. Kaitlyn says that when she was born, her parents had a hard time agreeing on a name and this is what they came up with. It is a good name for her and she looks like a Kaitlyn, but there is this one girl at my school who has this name but with disgusting spelling: KAITL'N. I don't like her OR her name because of the way she spells it.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2016
My sister's name is Kaitlyn and I LOVE it. So I think people should cool it and write things that are helpful.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2016
People need to chill. How is this name not unique? Sorry it's not as bizarre as like Shanequa. Or as elderly sounding as Margret. It's over populated for a reason. People named their child Kaitlyn because it's beautiful and charming, unlike your ugly boring unoriginal name.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2016
If this name is as common as people complain it is, why is it so far down on the top 100 names of 2015? Emma, Sophia, Olivia are top three, and boy are those names overused. Can you see a Grandma named either of those three names? Lol no, you would much rather see a Kaitlyn which can be shortened to Kait. And lastly, who cares if it's not spelled your basic traditional way of "Caitlin". Like, BORING. It looks so plain that way, honestly. Maybe not everyone wanted to go full out Irish and be the same like everyone else. Kaitlyn is still derived from Katharine. It also looks MUCH prettier.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2016
My name is Kaitlyn. I love this name very much. It's not as common as people complain it is, at least where I live (it is not nearly as common as Emily or Elizabeth). The name is not "childish" or nor does it belong as a name for a baby doll. It is elegant and beautiful. As a Kaitlyn ages, she could go by Kait or Kate (depending how you'd like to spell it). I know plenty of elderly people that go by Kate and it sounds just fine. Not every person will be your typical "Colleen" or "Susan" or (insert old lady name), so get over it. If you've met all Kaityn's that were rude when you got to know them, that's just a coincidence with common society, so don't associate those negative feelings towards the name. Just wanted to clear those things up :)
― Anonymous User  3/24/2016
I personally admire this name. This name is kind of popular but I don't care! I am going to name my kid this when I get older and if anyone other than me likes this name then you have really good taste!
mmkrocks  11/1/2015
I love this name. I love everything about it! My friend's name is Kaitlyn and I love how she spells it. I don't like this name when it is spelled Katelyn or Catelyn. But I do like it when it's spelled Caitlyn. I love this name!
klc0625  11/1/2015
My name is Kaitlyn and I love it. Yes there are a lot of people I know with the same name but to merit is not childish, it's who I am. I believe when I get older the name won't sound childish because it would have aged with me. Like people with the names Edith and Milly, when they were younger those names weren't old but to us now they seem like older names. I love my name being Kaitlyn so for all you haters... get over it. :)
― Anonymous User  9/1/2015
This is an awesome name. I know nobody with this exact spelling. This is my name and I know only 2 other people with this name and again it isn't even spelled this way, and frankly I don't like the other ways you spell it. It doesn't make sense that the name Kaitlyn would have a C at the beginning, if you say the word it literally sounds like you are saying K-TLYN it doesn't sound like C-TLYN, it has the word k in it. P.S. the two people I know are not nice with the names Kaitlyn but spelled Caitlyn and Katelin. Not saying it's the way it's spelled, I just wanted to say that.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2015
My name is Kaitlyn and I love it! Unfortunately, I got stuck with the nickname Katie, which I don't like as much. To me, Katie sounds childish.(Although considering the fact that I gave myself the nickname Kit-Kat, I can't say much) I think everyone is too harsh about this name. It means Purity, which is a lovely thing to have. I got this off an urban dictionary and it describes me to a 'T': A Kaitlyn is someone who is absolutely amazing. She is sweet and kind and will always care. Is a fighter for love but hates fighting in any other situation. Doesn't care what the hell anyone thinks because she knows she is beautiful inside and out. Often brunette and brown eyed. Oh... and always smiling. And don't forget about those crazy faces :)
― Anonymous User  6/6/2015
My name is Kaitlyn, and I think a lot of you are really harsh about the name, I thinks it's a pretty name, and I don't know where you guys are in the world or whatever, but in England the name is not widely used, at least not where I am, and where I am, no one else spells it the same way I do, so it's pretty unique over here. It is hard to find a nickname for it though, in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2014
My name is Kaitlyn I most certainly think it's a beautiful name I love it very much. Yes there are proper spellings I guess. But I still haven't met one person who spelled their name the same way as me and I think it's pretty cool that my name isn't spelled as the original one is. I personally don't think that this name is overused.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2014
I really don't understand the massive popularity of this name, in all 144+ spelling variations I've seen. Weren't there already enough of them 15-20 years ago? Not only does it seem like a dull and unoriginal naming choice these days, but it also seems very childish and insubstantial.
Anyechka  6/12/2013
Sorry but this is another one of those I bet I can tell what year you were born names. Way overused and it's worn out. Do not like this one at all.
blake7134  10/25/2011
My name is Kaitlyn and my name has grown on me. When I was little I used to hate my name, but now I love it. I love the nicknames like Katy or Katie (however you like to spell it) and Kate. I do hate having to always spell it for people, and every time I spell it out people say "Oh I've never seen that spelling before." And some people read my name and think it's pronounced Kathleen, Katlyn Katherine, not sure how they get that. My parents thought it was going to be an original name, but when we moved to Florida I did meet a lot of Kaitlyn's. I actually have a best friends named Kaitlin.
Kaitlyn90  3/31/2011
My name is Kaitlyn and while I do like my name for the most part, I find it really annoying that there are also ten million other Kaitlyn, Catlin, Katlins in the US alone! Please do not add another Kaitlyn on top of that!
luvtolaugh  3/11/2011
Wow I am so sick of these million and one variants of the name Caitlin.

And everyone who has it says "My parents were trying to be unique and they didn't realise that the ridiculous spelling of my name was going to be used by, like, everyone. About 5 minutes after they signed the birth certificate".

How gullible do you think we ARE?!
keepitreal  1/26/2011
What does that have to do with gullibility? Sometimes parents do not anticipate the trendiness of a name, and that's why they give it to their child. I don't understand why someone would intentionally make their kid have a popular name? To make them fit in better? That's just lame.

Just because the people on this site (myself included) are avid name fans, does not mean everyone is. Some people base the popularity of name by how often they hear it, not by stats. Some people don't like to get so technical when they're naming their child. Some people don't have the access. So, no, this is not about how gullible people perceive others to be. It never was, and to assume such is more than a little childish.
Book_Reader22  1/31/2011
This is my name. It is not trendy or anything. Although my mother wanted the traditional spelling, my father wanted something different. They did not anticipate the popularity that my name would garnish a few years after my birth. I've only known 2 or 3 Kaitlyns that spell it the same as I do, but its variations are quite popular. It is a bit of a shame. As far as nicknames go, friends and the public just call me Kaitlyn, but my family sometimes call me Kait or Kaity. I was named after my mother's sister Kathleen.
Book_Reader22  1/25/2011
I hate this spelling. If you have a child, name her Caitlin or Katelyn. One or the other. Anything between is ridiculous.
Dawson  12/9/2010
I used to love the name Kaitlyn but now it's become so overused I can't stand it.
Meadow  11/6/2009
I like this name (despite the fact that it is quite common), particularly when spelled this way. Somehow the "C" always seem less strong, or something, and I love the letter "i". I also don't think this name is tied to any any age group, young or old, and that it is cute when paired with the middle name "Jean."
teensyalmond  6/3/2009
My mom named me this. I like the name. It makes me me, and consequently, not all people who have this name are mean. We may be really really crazy, but not mean.
keh1989  1/24/2009
This is my name. I usually just go Kate or Katie, occasionally Kat, so yeah the name is very flexible. There's many different spellings for this name, but I believe this is the cutest way to spell it.
katechaos  8/2/2008
This is my sister's name. My mom wanted it spelt this way because she thought it would be easier for our relatives to pronounce - where they are from it's not a common name at all, and she didn't wan't my sister called Cat-lin. Personally, perhaps because I am biased in this case, I think it's a beautiful spelling of this name.
dark_sorceress  5/17/2008
I think Kaitlyn is cute. I don't understand why people make such a big deal about the spelling. I've seen a lot worse. I don't understand why people don't like it. I'd like to use it on a baby girl one day, if I ever get pregnant. I think Kaitlyn is pretty.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2008
Cute but far too common. I think it works well as a middle name though.
pandasayscynical  12/30/2007
Silly name. Little girls' dolls should have this name, not real little girls.
johann14  9/25/2007
Ok you know what, my name is Kaitlyn and I love it. Kaitlyn is not a baby doll's name!
― Anonymous User  10/12/2007
If people spelled it right, it wouldn't seem so childish! The Irish alphabet does not contain K or Y. Although this spelling is closer to the Greek roots of the name (K and Y *are* frequently used in *that* alphabet), and is an interesting modern example of the evolution of language and names, it is WAY overused and much too trendy. Please, please, give your child a name with some substance -- like Caitlin!
― Anonymous User  8/16/2007
I agree with the Anonymous User. This name wouldn't be so `childish` if it was spelled the right way -- Caitlin. The original form is the classiest, the one with most elegance. Adding the K's and the Y's is ruining this beautiful name Caitlin.
I Am A Commenter  11/6/2007
Well, my name is Kaitlyn, and as I've grown older people have began calling me "Kaitie, Katester" all those names. I don't like my name being Kaitlyn. It sounds childish and immature.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
I think Kaitlyn is a very beautiful name. But where I live, there are way too many people with that name - in fact, there are at least 4 in my school. A friend of mine is named Kaitlyn, but she hates the name since it's so ordinary.
Inu-chan  2/17/2007
I love this name and spelling. Kaitlyn does sound youthful, but that can be an advantage. It is much better than Edith, or Ellen.
Emma McHnery  12/16/2006
Kaitlyn is a beautiful name. It's my 4th favorite. It does sound very youthful but when she gets older, she could be called Kate or something.
hahaha  11/13/2006
Kaitlyn is a beautiful name. If I have a daughter someday I would name her Kaitlyn. It's just so feminine and sweet sounding. It also sounds very dignified and classy. As she grew older she could go by Kate. I disagree about Kaitlyn not sounding "very professional". A lot of very great people are named Kaitlyn or Kate. Silly to say that.
maddysmama  10/11/2006
This is my name, and while I like it, it seems to me to be a very youthful name, and not very professional. It also tends to be spelled incorrectly a lot, since there are a million variations of the spelling.
eostre  8/3/2006
Kate lyn. I think it's classic yet charming, very girly.
qtofireland  7/18/2006
I prefer the original Caitlin spelling of the name, although I do like the name itself. I like the cute melodic charm.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2006
I'm sorry but I for one don't like the name Kaitlyn no matter which way it's spelled. Yes, "Kaitlyn" is the best way of spelling it but everyone I've known with this name has appeared nice at first until you got to know them.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2005
Kaitlyn is a name of strength and beauty. It represents courage and honor. As well as intelligence. Kaitlyn is poetic, and here is a taste.

Strength resides within my self being
I am not conceded though confident
Head strong I am as well, though I am neither rash nor stubborn
I am also intelligent and quite clever
Blessed I am, for all I have and have attained
I am a graceful ballerina
Independent and self-reliant too
Additionally, I am a faithful friend and trustworthy listener
Honesty is crucial within my morals
Responsible and mindful both describe my beliefs
I enjoy literature, fine art, and photography
Dance is my addiction and I am always sure to overdose with each evening
Love and hope is my religion and I practice it with every day
I live in the moment and never give up
I am inspiring and courageous
Accepting of change and new phases
Or quite simply, I am me and this is how I see
I am Kaitlyn"
Kaitlyn123456  3/8/2005

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