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What does Kalei mean?

Kalei Pronunciation of Kalei [kalei] as a girls' name is pronounced kah-LAY-ee. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Kalei is "the flower wreath; the beloved".

Associated with: flower.


Kalei has 3 variants: Kalea, Kaleah and Kalia.

Related girl name: Callie.

Creative forms:
(female) Kelei, Kolei, ..

(male) Kaer, Kare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kalei Darla (K.D.), ..

How popular is Kalei?

Kalei is an unusual given name for women. Kalei is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kalei was first listed in 1997 and reached its top position of #1402 in the U.S. in the year 2003, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Kalei are Callie (#196 from recent data), Kaleah (#1173), Kalia (#1194) and Kalea (#1510). Usage of these forms of Kalei was common in the year 2014 (usage of 0.1%) and has remained as conventional to this day (usage 0.1%, 7% less). Callie is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalei, Callie, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kalei and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kalei is pronounced similarly to Cailey, Caleigh, Caley, Calli, Kaela, Kaeleigh, Kaeli, Kahla, Kahli, Kailah, Kaili, Kalae, Kalah, Kali, Kalla, Kallee, Kayla, Kaylea, Kaylha, Kellee, Kelli, Kilee, Kylea, Kyley and Kylie. Other recommended names are Bailei, Jamei, Kace, Kacey, Kaci, Kade, Kadee, Kadi, Kahle, Kai, Kalan, Kalani, Kaleila, Kalen, Kalena, Kalin, Kalle, Kaloni, Kalyn, Kamea, Kameo, Kami, Kammi, Kandi, Kani, Kapri, Karee, Karel, Karen, Kari, Karlein (see Caroline), Karley, Karli, Karri, Kasci, Kasee, Kasey, Kasi, Kassi, Kate, Katee, Kathi, Kayci, Kaydi, Kaye, Kayle, Kaylen, Kaysi, Klea and Kyle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalei.

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