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 the year 1999 (usage of 0.4558%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2913%, down 36.1%), 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)