- The name Kaitlyn was ranked 41 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
- Kaitlyn is a perfect example of a fad name gone out-of-control. It jumped onto the charts at 631 in 1983. It sped up the charts and broke into the top 100 at 95 in 1989. It reached an alltime high of 30 in 2000. It may not seem like an incredibly popular name, but the many spelling variations on the top 1000 chart show how the popularity has been spread among them.
Reasons for Popularity
- It follows the “K” trend.
- It follows the add-a-Y trend.
- It’s a more modern version of Katherine.
- Kaitlyn is an Irish form of Katherine
- Kait, Kaity, Lyn, Lynnie
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