What does Kayleigh mean?
Kayleigh [kayleigh] 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Kayleight, Klagh, ..
(male) Kayleigan, Kayleine, .. Middle name pairings:
Kayleigh Lincoln (K.L.), ..
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)
Kayleigh was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #229 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #326 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Cailey, Caleigh (#1261 via latest list), Caley, Callie (#196), Cayla (#1731), Caylee (#840), Cayleigh, Cayley, Caylie, Kaeli, Kailee (#812), Kaileigh, Kailey (#532), Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh (#1051), Kaley (#1233), Kalie, Kayla (#115), Kaylea, Kaylee (#61), Kayleen (#1328), Kaylei, Kaylene, Kayley (#1627), Kayli (#1790) and Kaylie (#551) are the prominent related forms of Kayleigh (#326 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Kayleigh were favored in the year 1996 (median #1122) and have become much less widespread since (#1409, 55.1% less usage). Callie is more universally found than the rest, though Kaylee is currently the most fashionable, while forms such as Kaley are now less popular.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.