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What does Caleigh mean?

Caleigh \c(a)-lei-gh\ as a girls' name. Caleigh's name origins are Irish and Gaelic, and Caleigh means "slim and fair; slender". Caleigh is a form of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Caleigh is also a form of Kaylee (Gaelic).


Caleigh has 35 variants: Caela, Caila, Caileigh, Cailey, Cailie, Caley, Callie, Caylee, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylia, Caylie, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

Caleigh has 4 more alternative forms via Cayla, Kaylee: Cayleen, Ceili, Kayleen and Kaylene.


Caleigh is an uncommon given name for females. Caleigh is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Caleigh for girls. Caleigh was first listed in 1998 and reached its top position of #703 in the U.S. in the year 1999, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleigh name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caleigh outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Caleigh are Callie (#186 last year), Cayla, Caylee (#676), Kailee (#859), Kailey (#476), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kalie, Kayla (#102), Kaylee (#52), Kayleen, Kayleigh (#278), Kaylene, Kayley, Kayli and Kaylie (#517). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1999 (usage of 0.4558%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2913%, down 36.1%), with forms like Caleigh, Caylee, Kailee, Kaleigh and Kayley becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy girl names among these are Callie (#186), Kailey (#476), Kayla (#102), Kaylee (#52) and Kayleigh (#278), with Callie undergoing a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Caleigh and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleigh, Callie, Cayla, Caylee, Kailee, Kailey, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaylee, Kayleen, Kayleigh, Kaylene, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caleigh is alike in pronunciation to Kyleigh. Other recommended similar baby names are Baleigh, Carleigh, Ceileigh, Haleigh and Raleigh. Like Caleigh, these names are not commonly used.