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What does Cayla mean?

Cayla Pronunciation of Cayla [cay-la] as a girls' name is pronounced KAY-lah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cayla is "slim and fair". From Caoilainn. Also possibly from the Yiddish name Kelila meaning "crown of laurel", or used as a short form of Michaela. Variant of Kayla. Cayley and other variants follow the rhyming patterns of Bailey and Kaylee.

Associated with: irish, fair (beautiful), crown (queen), laurel (tree).


Cayla has 22 variants: Caela, Caila, Caileigh, Cailey, Cailie, Caleigh, Caley, Callie, Caylee, Cayleen, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylia, Caylie, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kailie, Kaleigh, Kayla, Kaylee, Kayleigh and Kayley.

Related girl name: Kaila.

42 more relations via Bailey, Caoilainn, Cayley, Kayla, Kaylee, Kelila, Michaela: Baily, Bali, Bayla, Baylee, Bayley, Baylie, Bayly, Caelan, Caelyn, Caihla, Cala, Calla, Ceili, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kaeli, Kahla, Kaila, Kailah, Kaili, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kaylha, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylla, Kaylyn, Keyla, Kyla, Kyle, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mikayla and Mikyla.

Creative forms:
(female) Casla, Cayda, ..

(male) Cayall, Cayly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cayla Ava (C.A.), ..

How popular is Cayla?

Cayla is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4172 out of 4276, Top 98%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cayla was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #509 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #1731 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Cayla (#1731 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Bailey (#108 last year), Baily, Baylee (#406), Bayley, Baylie, Caelyn, Cailey, Caleigh (#1261), Caley, Calla (#1565), Callie (#196), Caylee (#840), Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylie, Kaela, Kaeli, Kaila (#1558), Kailah, Kaileigh, Kailey (#532), Kaili, Kaleigh (#1051), Kayla (#115), Kaylah (#1684), Kayle, Kaylea, Kaylee (#61), Kaylei, Kayleigh (#326), Kayley (#1627), Kayli (#1790), Kaylie (#551), Kaylin (#619), Kaylyn (#1270), Keyla (#807), Kyla (#356), Kyle, Makayla (#143), Makyla, Mckayla (#1027), Michaela (#496) and Mikayla (#349). These forms of Cayla were popular 2 decades ago (adoption of 2.98%) and have become much less common since (adoption 1.36%, 54%), with forms such as Kayley becoming less stylish. Baylee, Callie, Kayleigh and Keyla are four of the more fashionable birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayla, Bailey, Baily, Baylee, Bayley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baylie, Caelyn, Cailey, Caleigh, Caley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calla, Callie, Caylee, Cayleigh, Cayley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caylie, Kaela, Kaeli, Kaila, Kailah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kaleigh, Kayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayleigh, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylyn, Keyla, Kyla, Kyle, Makayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Makyla, Mckayla, Michaela, Mikayla in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Makayla, Michaela, Mikayla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cayla is alike in pronunciation to Cahlie, Calee, Cali, Calie, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callia, Chela, Chelo, Kahli, Kala, Kalea, Kali, Kalia, Kalli, Kally, Kaly, Keala, Keela, Keila, Kylah, Kylea, Kyli and Quylla. Other suggested similar names are Ayla, Baila, Cacia, Cal, Camela, Camyla, Camyll (see Camilla), Camylla, Canna, Carla, Carlah, Carli, Carlla, Carly, Caryle, Casha, Casia, Catha, Cay, Cayci (see Casey), Caye, Caylen, Caylin, Cayse, Caysi, Ceila, Cela, Chayka, Cilla, Cyma, Darla, Dayla, Earla, Gayla, Gaylla, Jayla, Jeyla, Katla, Laela, Lala, Layla, Mala, Myla, Naila, Paula, Rayla, Shayla, Tayla, Tyla and Vala. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cayla.

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