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Meaning and Name Origin

Kaela \ka(e)-la\ as a girls' name. Kaela's roots are Hebrew, Hawaiian, Irish and Gaelic, and Kaela means "the laurel crown; style". Kaela is a derivative of Kaila (Hebrew, Hawaiian): see also Cayla and Kayla. Somewhat uncommonly used as a name for baby girls.


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.

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


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

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Kaela for girls. Kaela was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest position of #648 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kaela and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Kaela appearing in the Top 1000 are Kayla (#102 the previous year), Kaylie (#517), Kaylin (#547), Keyla (#867), Kaylyn, Kaylah, Kaila, Calla and Cayla. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest in the year 1999 and has become much lower since, with the versions Kaylyn, Cayla, Kaylah, Kaila and Kaela becoming somewhat dated. Kayla (#102), Kaylie (#517) and Kaylin (#547) are three of the more chic girl names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Calla, Cayla, Kaela, Kaila, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylyn, Keyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kaela is pronounced similarly to Chela, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahli, Kaili, Kala, Kalea, Kali, Kalia, Kalli, Kally, Kaly, Kaylea, Kayli, Keala, Keela, Keeli, Keelia, Keely, Keila and Kyla. Other suggested similar baby names are Kaeya, Kahle, Kalle, Karla, Katla, Klea, Kyel and Laela. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kaela.