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What does Kayleen mean?

Kayleen /kay-leen/ as a girls' name is of Gaelic and American derivation, and Kayleen means "slender". Kayleen is an alternate form, with the suffix -n, of Kaylee (Gaelic): from Caollaidhe. Kayleen is also a derivative of Kaylin (American).

Associated with: gaelic, slender (little).


Kayleen has 23 variants: Kaelene, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailan, Kaileen, Kailene, Kailin, Kailyn, Kailynne, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kaylan, Kaylanne, Kaylen, Kaylene, Kaylinn, Kaylyn, Kaylynn and Kaylynne.

Kayleen has 17 more alternative forms via Kaylee, Kaylin: Cayley, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaelie, Kailee, Kailey, Kalee, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylea, Kayleena, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie and Kaylley.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kileen, Koleen, ..

(male) Kayken, Kaykie, ..

How popular is Kayleen?

Kayleen is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2612 out of 4276, Top 61%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Kayleen for girls. Kayleen entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #919 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is currently at #1157. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Kayleen and related names. Popular varying forms of Kayleen (#1157 from current records) are Cayley, Kaelin, Kaelyn (#574 from current records), Kaelynn (#999), Kailee (#859), Kailey (#476), Kailyn (#511), Kalee, Kaley (#1054), Kalie, Kalin, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kaylan, Kaylea, Kaylee (#52), Kaylei, Kayleigh (#278), Kaylen (#1070), Kaylene, Kayley (#1527), Kayli (#1796), Kaylie (#517), Kaylin (#547), Kaylyn (#1209) and Kaylynn (#642). Other variants, like Kalen, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Kayleen was more pronounced 5 years ago (usage of 1.1%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.7%, down 36.3%). Kaylee has generally been preferred by parents, though Kailyn has gained in usage over time, while forms such as Kayley are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayleen, Cayley, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kailee, Kailey, Kailyn, Kalee, Kaley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalie, Kalin, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kaylan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kaylen in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaylyn, Kaylynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kayleen is alike in pronunciation to Caileen, Cailen, Caleen, Calen, Callen, Cayleen, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn, Coleen, Colleen, Kaleen, Kalene, Kallan, Kayelin, Kayelyn, Kelleen, Kellen, Kolleen, Kyleen, Kylen, Kylene and Kylin. Other recommended names are Ayleen, Baylee, Carleen, Catleen, Caylee, Darleen, Earleen, Faeleen, Gayleen, Gaylen (see Gayle), Harleen, Haylee, Jaeleen, Jakleen, Jasleen, Jaylee, Jayleen, Kaitleen, Kaleena, Kalena, Kallee, Karaleen, Kareen, Karlee, Karleen, Karlein (see Caroline), Karlen, Kataleen, Kathleen, Kathyleen, Katleen, Kaycee, Kaydee, Kayle, Kaysee, Kylee, Marleen, Mayleen, Myleen, Naydeen, Pauleen, Raeleen, Rayleen, Shayleen and Taleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kayleen.