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Kayla /kay-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced KAY-la. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kayla is "slim and fair".

From Caoilainn. Also used as a modern variant of Kayley and Katherine, or as a diminutive of Michaela. Also possibly from the Yiddish name Kelila, meaning "crown of laurel". Initial popularity of the name is due to the character named Kayla on the daytime TV drama "Days of Our Lives". See also Kaylee.


Kayla has 25 variants: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cayla, Caylie, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kahla, Kaila, Kailagh, Kailah, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylla, Kaylyn and Keyla.

Related girl names: Mckayla, Shayla, Tayla and Kay.

Kayla has 76 more alternative forms via Caoilainn, Katherine, Kaylee, Kayley, Kelila, Michaela: Caelan, Cay, Caye, Caylee, Cayley, Caylia, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kailee, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kait, Kaity, Kalee, Kaley, Kalie, Kalin, Karen, Karena, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Karynn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassia, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katey, Katha, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrya, Katryna, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kayleen, Kaylei, Kaylene, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylley, Keelan, Kelula, Kyla, Kyle, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mikayla and Mikyla.

Kreatif forms: Kayka, Kaysa, Kayta. [more]

pinHow popular is Kayla?

Kayla is a very popular first name for women (#338 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name history of Kayla for girls. Kayla was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #11 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #102. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Kaylee (#52 last year), Katherine (#83), Makayla (#123), Kate (#207), Katie (#280), Mikayla (#320), Kyla (#359), Kailey (#476), Michaela (#478), Karen (#492), Kaylie (#517), Kaylin (#547), Caylee (#676), Shayla (#746), Kailee (#859), Keyla (#867), Mckayla (#876), Kayleen, Kyle, Kaylene, Tayla, Kaylah, Kaylyn, Kayli, Kayley, Katina, Kalie, Kari, Karin, Kaley, Kaila, Cayla, Kaela, Karon, Karri, Calla, Katy, Kay, Kati, Kathy, Karyn, Kathi and Kaye are the popular alternative forms of Kayla (#102 last year). Other variants, like Kailie, are seldom used. These relations of Kayla were popular as birth names in the year 1998 (median #619) and are somewhat less popular today (#774, 41%). Katherine has been the most recognizable form, though Michaela has gained in usage over time, while forms like Caylee, Shayla, Kaylyn, Karen and Mckayla are now less popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kayla, Calla, Cayla, Caylee, Kaela in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaila, Kailee, Kailey, Kaley, Kalie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karen, Kari, Karin, Karon, Karri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karyn, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kati, Katie, Katina, Katy, Kay in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Kaylah, Kaylee, Kayleen, Kaylene in U.S.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keyla, Kyla, Kyle, Makayla, Mckayla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Michaela, Mikayla, Shayla, Tayla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Karen, Karin, Kate, Katherine outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Katie, Kaylee, Kyla, Makayla, Michaela outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mikayla, Tayla outside U.S.

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Kayla is pronounced similarly to Callia, Cally, Kahlei, Kahley, Kala, Kaleah, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kally, Kaly, Kayllie, Keala, Keela, Keeli, Keelia, Keilah, Kelly, Keyley, Keylie, Kilea, Kylah, Kylee, Kyley and Kylie. Other recommended similar baby names are Baila, Bayla, Beyla, Dalla, Dayla, Gala, Gayla, Hala, Jayla, Jeyla, Kaeya, Kahle, Kaia, Kaija, Kaira, Kallan, Kalle, Kama, Kamyla, Karla, Karlah, Karna, Karra, Karrla, Karyll, Karysa, Kasha, Katia, Kaya, Kayci, Kayde, Kaydi, Kaylan, Kayse, Kaysy, Kyra, Laila, Lala, Layla, Lyla, Mala, Naila, Nyla, Paula, Pavla, Raula, Rayla, Twyla, Vala and Valla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kayla.