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What does Kayleigh mean?

Kayleigh /kay-lei-gh/ as a name for girls is of Gaelic origin, and the name Kayleigh means "slim and fair; slender". Kayleigh is an alternate form of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Kayleigh is also a form of Kaylee (Gaelic). See also Ceilidh.

Associated with: gaelic, fair (beautiful), slender (little)


Kayleigh has 35 variants: Caela, Caila, Caileigh, Cailey, Cailie, Caleigh, Caley, Callie, Caylee, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylia, Caylie, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

Kayleigh has 2 more relations via Cayla, Kaylee: Kayleen and Kaylene.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kailleigh, Klagh, ..

(male) Kayleigan, Kayleine, ..

How popular is Kayleigh?

Kayleigh is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2485 out of 4276, Top 58%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Kayleigh for girls. Kayleigh was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #229 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #278 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Cailey, Caleigh (#1334 via latest list), Caley, Callie (#186), Cayla (#1448), Caylee (#676), Cayleigh (#1961), Cayley, Caylie, Kaeli, Kailee (#859), Kaileigh, Kailey (#476), Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh (#902), Kaley (#1054), Kalie, Kayla (#102), Kaylea, Kaylee (#52), Kayleen (#1157), Kaylei, Kaylene, Kayley (#1527), Kayli (#1796) and Kaylie (#517) are the prominent related forms of Kayleigh (#278 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Kayleigh were favored in the year 1996 (median #1122) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1368, 48.8% less usage). Callie is more universally found than the rest, though Kaylee is currently the most fashionable, while forms such as Caylee are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayleigh, Cailey, Caleigh, Caley, Callie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayla, Caylee, Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaeli, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kayla in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Kayleigh is alike in pronunciation to Kahlei, Kailagh, Kaleah, Kalei, Kaylah, Kayllie, Kelleigh and Kyleigh. Other suggested similar names are Analeigh, Ansleigh, Arleigh, Ashleigh, Baileigh, Baleigh, Bayleigh, Bradleigh, Bryleigh, Carleigh, Ceileigh, Charleigh, Dafneigh, Darceigh, Darseigh, Hadleigh, Haileigh, Haleigh, Harleigh, Hayleigh, Hedleigh (see Hadley), Holleigh, Joleigh, Kaleesha, Kaleila, Kalisa, Kalisha, Karleigh, Karlein (see Caroline), Kayle, Kayleena, Kaylen, Kaylin, Kaylinn, Kelbeigh (see Kelby), Kelseigh, Kempleigh (see Kempley), Langleigh, Lesleigh, Marleigh, Nataleigh, Raileigh, Raleigh, Rawleigh, Rayleine (see Raina) and Rileigh. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kayleigh.