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What does Cailey mean?

Cailey \ca(i)-ley\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Cailey). Cailey's name origins are Irish, Gaelic and Arabic, and the name Cailey means "slim and fair; darling, beloved". Cailey is a form of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Cailey is also a variant of Kalila (Arabic).


Cailey has 23 variants: Caela, Caila, Caileigh, Cailie, Caleigh, Caley, Callie, Caylee, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylia, Caylie, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kailie, Kaleigh, Kalie, Kaly, Kayla, Kaylee, Kayleigh, Kayley and Kayllie.

Cailey has 5 more related variations via Cayla, Kalila: Cayleen, Kaleila, Kalilah, Kylila and Kylilah.


Cailey is a rare first name for women. Cailey is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kaylee (#52 last year), Kayla (#102), Callie (#186), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476), Caylee (#676), Kaleigh (#902), Kayley, Cayla, Caleigh and Kalie are the prominent related forms of Cailey (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in 1999 (usage of 0.529%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3935%, down 25.6%), with the forms Caylee, Kaleigh, Caleigh, Kayley and Cayla falling out of fashion. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Callie (#186), Kaylee (#52), Kayleigh (#278), Kayla (#102) and Kailey (#476), with Callie going through a rekindling in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Cailey and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleigh, Callie, Cayla, Caylee, Kailey, Kaleigh, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylee, Kayleigh, Kayley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylee, Kayleigh outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cailey is pronounced similarly to Calee, Callee, Calley, Cally, Coley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailee, Kaley, Kalley and Kiley. Other suggested similar baby names are Bailey, Cailen, Caisey, Caitey, Carley, Ceileh, Cile, Cilly, Hailey and Railey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cailey.