How do you pronounce Katlyn?
I heard someone say it like Katelyn and it blew me away. I can’t see how they came up with that.
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
Kat-lynn. There’s no phonetic way to get Kate-lynn out of this.
- conley39Lv 75 months ago
CAT Lin as it's spelled
- lenpol7Lv 76 months ago
There are various spellings. However, it is the Irish (Gaelic) given name usually spelled as 'Caitlin' . Its pronunciation is the Gaelic language is as 'Kathleen'.
In the phonetics of the Gaelic Language 'ai' us pronounced short as in 'a' in 'cat' . The 'i' is pronounced as 'ee' as in 'seen'.
The usual modern Anglicised pronunciations of 'Caitlin', with respect to the Gaelic language, are incorrect. The Anglicised spelling is 'Kathleen'.
Caitlin/Kathleen are the Gaelic equivalents of 'Catherine'.
- LitaLv 66 months ago
I would think Cat-lyn, not Katelyn or Caitlin.
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- Tri-HarderLv 76 months ago
It's unfortunately Kat-lin, but you can see how some would get confused and default to an actual name.
- MarkLv 76 months ago
I wouldn't. The person could have semi-literacy or thought it was "cute and unique" to leave out the "e", or they could think it is "cute and unique" to name their daughter "Catlyn". In the past 40 or so years, people have been adding or subtracting letters to real names or just plain totally mispelling them (like "Puhtrishuh" for "Patricia").
- skeptikLv 76 months ago
Ask the person whose name it is how they pronounce it. Or the parents who came up with it.
Anything else would be pure speculation.