Is the name Kaitlyn Irish?
The Irish name Caitlín which is pronounced as 'Cathleen" was picked up by American parents who apparently thought Irish Gaelic is pronounced the same as English (it's not). Caitlín is Irish, Kaitlyn is an American invention.
The name Kaitlyn is a form of the Irish Gaelic name Caitlin, which is derived from the French name Catherine. Kaitlyn simply means "pure" whether that be pure of spirit, pure of heart, or pure of thought/action. It is thought to be connected to the Greek Goddess Hecate, who was commonly known as Kaitlyn the Beautiful.
Kaitlyn is a Irish Gaelic loan name in Italian. Specifically, the name is a feminine proper noun. It is considered a variant of Katherin (Caterina). It traces its origins back to the Greek name Î‘á¼°ÎºÎ±Ï„ÎµÏÎ¯Î½Î· (Aikaterine). The pronunciation is "keht-leen" in terms of the loaner and "KAH-teh-REE-nah" in terms of the Italian equivalent.