Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Kaylen

In 1987 in the United States the names Kaylyn and Kaylin landed positions on the Top 1000 list of baby girl names. They were most likely inspired by popular names like Kayla and Caitlin. As invented names, “Kaylyn” and her respelled sisters don’t really have any specific meaning; rather, they were coined for their appealing and/or trendy sounds. Kaylyn could be said to mean “Kay’s lake” from the name Kay plus Lynn (“llyn” being the Welsh word for “lake”). But this is a stretch. In truth, Kaylyn was just another stylish name choice of the time. Kayla, Kaylee, Katelyn, Kayleen, etc. Not only that, but American parents just love to respell these types of names in all sorts of creative ways. Just consider the eight spellings currently in play: Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kaylin, Kaylynn, Kaylyn, Kaylen, Cailyn and Kaelynn (roughly in order of popularity). None of these names is as popular as they once were, but they all remain on America’s Top 1000 list.

All About the Baby Name – Kaylen

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME KAYLEN

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME KAYLEN

Kaylen has been around since 1998 and has always been one of the least popular of all the Kaylyn spellings. The highest point Kaylen has ever achieved on the Top 1000 list is position #690 in 2009 (which demonstrates pretty low usage). Collectively, because there are so many variant spellings of Kaylen in circulation, the name is actually more popular than first meets the eye. However, most of them are trending backwards at this point. It seems she may be headed out of style. Not to mention, she has even more competition from the Jaelynn and Raelynn crowd.

Quick Facts

ON KAYLEN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

937

PRONUNCIATION:

KAY-lәn

SIMPLE MEANING:

No meaning

Characteristics

OF KAYLEN

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Kaylen

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME KAYLEN

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ON KAYLEN

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Famous People

NAMED KAYLEN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED KAYLEN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KAYLEN

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