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Kaley (girl)

What does Kaley mean?

Kaley Pronunciation of Kaley [ka-ley] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Kaley) is of Greek and Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of the name Kaley is "beautiful, lovely; slender". Kaley is an alternate spelling of Callie (Greek). Kaley is also a derivative of Kaylee (Gaelic): from Caollaidhe.

Associated with: greek, gaelic, beautiful, slender (little).


Kaley has 40 variants: Cahlie, Calee, Caleigh, Cali, Calie, Callee, Calley, Calli, Cally, Cayleigh, Cayley, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahlei, Kahley, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleigh, Kalie, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaly, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

4 more alternative forms via Callie, Kaylee: Kahle, Kalle, Kayleen and Kaylene.

Creative forms:
(female) Kasley, Keley, ..


Middle name pairings:
Kaley Anya (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kaley?

Kaley is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2871 out of 4276, Top 67%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#28256 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kaley was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #457 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is presently at #1233. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Caleigh (#1261 a year ago), Cali (#232), Calli, Callie (#196), Cally, Cayleigh, Cayley, Kaeli, Kailee (#812), Kaileigh, Kailey (#532), Kaili, Kalee, Kalei, Kaleigh (#1051), Kalie, Kalli (#1970), Kallie (#695), Kaylea, Kaylee (#61), Kayleen (#1328), Kaylei, Kayleigh (#326), Kaylene, Kayley (#1627), Kayli (#1790) and Kaylie (#551) are the popular varying forms of Kaley (#1233 a year ago). Usage of these forms of Kaley was at its most widespread in the year 2009 (usage of 1%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.7%, down 29.9%), with forms such as Kayley becoming less fashionable. Cali, Callie, Kallie and Kayleigh are four of the more chic baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaley, Caleigh, Cali, Calli, Callie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cally, Cayleigh, Cayley, Kaeli, Kailee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee, Kalei in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaleigh, Kalie, Kalli, Kallie, Kaylea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylee, Kayleen, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kaylene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kaley is pronounced similarly to Calla, Kaala, Kaelah, Kahli, Kailah, Kala, Kaleah, Kali, Kalla, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylha, Kaylla, Keala, Kealey, Keeley, Keely, Kellee, Kelli, Kelly, Keyley, Keylley, Kilea, Kylah and Kyli. Other suggested similar names are Adley, Ailey, Aley, Alley, Arley, Cacey, Carley, Catey, Dacey, Earley, Haley, Halley, Harley, Hayley, Jacey, Jamey, Kace, Kacey, Kade, Kaity, Kalan, Kalen, Kamea, Karel, Karen, Karlen, Karley, Karly, Karry, Kary, Kasee, Kasey, Kassey, Katee, Katey, Kathey, Kayle, Kaylen, Kelby, Kelcey, Kelcy, Kelsey, Khloey, Klea, Kyle, Lacey, Mazey, Raley, Rawley and Talley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kaley.

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