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What does Kaela mean?

Kaela Pronunciation of Kaela [kaela] as a girls' name means "the laurel crown; style". Kaela is a version of Kaila (Hebrew, Hawaiian): see also Cayla and Kayla.

Associated with: laurel (tree), crown (queen).


Kaela has 20 variants: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cayla, Caylie, Kaala, Kaelah, Kahla, Kailagh, Kailah, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylah, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylla and Keyla.

3 more related forms via Kaila, Kayla: Kayle, Kaylin and Kaylyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Kaele, Khla, ..

(male) Kaegh, Kaeva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kaela Jazzlyn (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kaela?

Kaela is an uncommon given name for females. Kaela is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kaela was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #648 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Kayla (#115 the previous year), Kaylie (#551), Kaylin (#619), Keyla (#807), Kaylyn (#1270), Kaila (#1558), Calla (#1565), Kaylah (#1684), Cayla (#1731), Caylie, Kailah and Kayle are the prominent related forms of Kaela. Adoption of these relations of Kaela was common among parents 2 decades ago (usage of 1.5%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.28%, 81.6% less). Kayla is the clear favorite, though Keyla has become trendy as well over time, while forms like Kayla are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaela, Calla, Cayla, Caylie, Kaila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailah, Kayla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylin, Kaylyn, Keyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kaela is pronounced similarly to Callia, Caylia, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahlei, Kala, Kalee, Kalei, Kali, Kalia, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaylei, Kayli, Keelia, Keelie, Keely, Keili, Kilea, Kylah and Kylea. Other suggested similar names are Akela, Anela, Arela, Camela, Dalla, Dayla, Harela, Jayla, Kacia, Kaelyn, Kaeya, Kahle, Kaia, Kaija, Kaira, Kalena, Kalle, Kamyla, Karel, Karla, Karli, Kasha, Kasia, Kasja, Katelan, Katha, Katia, Katla, Katya, Keera, Keva, Klea, Kyel, Laela, Laila, Lalla, Layla, Leela, Mala, Marla, Naila, Noela, Odela, Orela, Paula, Pavla, Shela, Tayla, Vala and Valla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kaela.

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