What does Kayleigh mean?
Kayleigh \ka(y)-lei-gh\ as a name for girls is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the name Kayleigh means "slim and fair; slender". Kayleigh is a form of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Kayleigh is also a form of Kaylee (Gaelic). See also Ceilidh.
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 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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)
Caleigh, Callie (#186 a year ago), Cayla, Caylee (#676), Kailee (#859), Kailey (#476), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kalie, Kayla (#102), Kaylee (#52), Kayleen, Kaylene, Kayley, Kayli and Kaylie (#517) are the prominent related forms of Kayleigh (#278 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in 1999 and have become much less widespread since, with forms such as Caleigh, Caylee, Kailee, Kaleigh and Kayley becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names among these are Callie (#186), Kailey (#476), Kayla (#102), Kaylee (#52) and Kayleigh (#278), with Callie undergoing a rekindling in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Kayleigh and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)