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What does Cayleigh mean?

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

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


Cayleigh has 35 variants: Caela, Caila, Caileigh, Cailey, Cailie, Caleigh, Caley, Callie, Caylee, 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.

Cayleigh has 1 more different relation via Cayla, Kaylee: Cayleen.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Cayleidy, Cayleigha, ..

(male) Cayleian, Cayleion, ..

How popular is Cayleigh?

Cayleigh is an unusual first name for females. Cayleigh is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Cayleigh for girls. Cayleigh entered the list in 2009 and reached its top rank of #1442 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1961. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Cayleigh (#1961 in 2014) are Kaylee (#52 in 2014), Kayla (#102), Callie (#186), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476), Kaylie (#517), Caylee (#676), Kailee (#859), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley (#1054), Caleigh (#1334), Cayla (#1448), Kayley (#1527), Kayli (#1796), Kaylea, Kaylei, Caley, Kalie, Kaileigh, Caylie, Cailey, Kaili, Cayley, Kalee and Kaeli. Adoption of these relations of Cayleigh reached its apex 2 decades ago (usage of 1.78%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.91%, 49%), with forms such as Kayley going out of style. Callie and Kayleigh are two of the more chic names for newborns among these.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayla, Caylee, 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


Cayleigh is pronounced similarly to Kelleigh and Kyleigh. Other suggested similar names are Analeigh, Ansleigh, Arleigh, Ashleigh, Baileigh, Baleigh, Bayleigh, Bradleigh, Bryleigh, Calico, Carleah, Carleigh, Carlein, Caylen, Caylin, Ceilagh, Ceileigh, Charleigh, Chelseigh, Chesleigh, Dafneigh, Darceigh, Darseigh, Hadleigh, Haileigh, Haleigh, Harleigh, Hayleigh, Hedleigh (see Hadley), Holleigh, Joleigh, Karleigh, Langleigh, Lesleigh, Marleigh, Nataleigh, Raileigh, Raleigh, Rawleigh, Rayleine (see Raina) and Rileigh. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cayleigh.