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What does Caleigh mean?

Caleigh /ca-lei-gh/ as a girls' name. Caleigh's name origin is Gaelic, and Caleigh means "slim and fair; slender". Caleigh is an alternate form, with the suffix -eigh, of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Caleigh is also a form of Kaylee (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, fair (beautiful), slender (little)


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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Calleigh, Chaleigh, ..

(male) Caleier, Caleiri, ..

How popular is Caleigh?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Caleigh for girls. Caleigh was first listed in 1993 and reached its top position of #703 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #1334. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caleigh name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Caleigh (#1334 from recent data) are Cailey, Caley, Callie (#186 from recent data), Cayla (#1448), Caylee (#676), Cayleigh (#1961), Cayley, Caylie, Kaeli, Kailee (#859), Kaileigh, Kailey (#476), Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh (#902), Kaley (#1054), Kalie, Kayla (#102), Kaylea, Kaylee (#52), Kaylei, Kayleigh (#278), Kayley (#1527), Kayli (#1796) and Kaylie (#517). Other forms, like Kaeleigh, are uncommon. These relations of Caleigh were popular 2 decades ago (usage of 1.78%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.91%, down 49%). Callie has generally been preferred by parents, though Kaylee is now the most fashionable, while forms such as Kayley have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caleigh, Cailey, Caley, Callie, Cayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caylee, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylie, Kaeli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylee, Kaylei, Kayleigh, 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 Calee, Cali, Calie, Calli, Callia, Kaleah, Kalei, Kelleigh and Kyleigh. Other recommended names are Analeigh, Ansleigh, Arleigh, Ashleigh, Baileigh, Baleigh, Bayleigh, Bradleigh, Breigh, Bryleigh, Caleen, Caleena, Calen, Calesta, Calico, Calida, Calin, Calina, Callida, Calvina, Calvine, Caragh, Carleah, Carleigh, Carlein, Ceileigh, Charleigh, Chelseigh, Chesleigh, Dafneigh, Darceigh, Darseigh, Deneigh, Emmaleigh, Hadleigh, Haileigh, Haleigh, Harleigh, Hayleigh, Hedleigh (see Hadley), Holleigh, Joleigh, Karleigh, Kelbeigh (see Kelby), Kelseigh, Langleigh, Leigh, Lesleigh, Marleigh, Nataleigh, Nelseigh, Raileigh, Raleigh, Rawleigh, Rileigh, Selbeigh (see Selby) and Tereigh. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caleigh.