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What does Kaeli mean?

Kaeli \ka(e)-li\ as a name for girls is of Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Kaeli is "slender". Kaeli is a derivative of Kaylee (Gaelic): from Caollaidhe.


Kaeli has 23 variants: Caleigh, Cayleigh, Cayley, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaelie, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

Kaeli has 3 more alternative forms via Kaylee: Ceili, Kayleen and Kaylene.


Kaeli is an unusual given name for women. Kaeli is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kaeli and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Kaeli (#unlisted) are Kaylee (#52 last year), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476), Kaylie (#517), Kailee (#859), Kaleigh (#902), Kayley, Kaylene, Kayli, Caleigh, Kaley, Kalie and Kayleen. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.4279%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2243%, down 47.6%), with versions like Kaleigh, Kailee, Caleigh, Kayley and Kaley falling out of fashion. Kaylee (#52), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476) and Kaylie (#517) are four of the more chic names for newborns here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleigh, Kailee, Kailey, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylee, Kayleen, Kayleigh, Kaylene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kaeli is pronounced similarly to Caela, Cali, Calli, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahli, Kaila, Kailie, Kala, Kalei, Kali, Kalia, Kalla, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaly, Kayla, Keela, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keely, Keili, Kelli and Kyli. Other suggested similar baby names are Kaelin, Kahle, Kalle, Karli, Kayle and Kyel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kaeli.