Meaning and Name Origin
Kaleigh \k(a)-lei-gh\ as a name for girls. The meaning of Kaleigh is "beautiful, lovely; slim and fair; slender". Kaleigh is a derivative of Callie (Greek). Kaleigh is also a variant of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Kaleigh is also used as a form of Kaylee (Gaelic).
Kaleigh▼ has 51 variants: Caela, Cahlie, Caila, Caileigh, Cailey, Cailie, Calee, Caleigh▼, Caley, Cali▲, Calie, Callee, Calley, Calli, Cally, Caylee▼, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylia, Caylie, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahlei, Kahley, Kailee▼, Kaileigh, Kailey▲, Kaili, Kailie, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley▼, Kalie, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie▲, Kally, Kaly, Kayla▲, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayleigh▲, Kayley▼, Kayli▼, Kaylie▲, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.
Kaleigh is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3712 out of 4276, Top 87%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kaleigh for girls. Kaleigh entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #399 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #902 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Kaleigh and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Kaleigh (#902 last year) are Kaylee (#52 last year), Kayla (#102), Callie (#186), Cali (#201), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476), Kaylie (#517), Kallie (#643), Caylee (#676), Kailee (#859), Kaylene, Kayley, Kayli, Kalie, Cayla, Kaley, Caleigh and Kayleen. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in the year 1999 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Caylee, Kaleigh, Kailee, Caleigh and Kayley falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names in this list are Cali (#201), Kallie (#643), Callie (#186), Kaylee (#52) and Kayleigh (#278), with Callie going through a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Kaleigh▼ is pronounced similarly to Kaleah, Kelleigh and Kyleigh▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Baleigh, Haleigh▼, Karleigh and Raleigh. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kaleigh.