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Kayley (girl)

What does Kayley mean?

Kayley Pronunciation of Kayley [kay-ley] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Kayley) is of Gaelic derivation, and Kayley means "slim and fair; slender". Kayley is an alternate spelling of Cayla (Irish, Gaelic): from Caoilainn. Kayley is also a variant of Kaylee (Gaelic). See also Kayla.

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


Kayley 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, Kayleigh, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

3 more related forms via Cayla, Kaylee: Cayleen, Kayleen and Kaylene.

Creative forms:
(female) Kayney, Koley, ..

(male) Kayke, Kayney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kayley Kaci (K.K.), ..

How popular is Kayley?

Kayley is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Kayley is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kayley was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #547 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1627 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Kaylee (#61 via latest list), Kayla (#115), Callie (#196), Kayleigh (#326), Kailey (#532), Kaylie (#551), Kailee (#812), Caylee (#840), Kaleigh (#1051), Kaley (#1233), Caleigh (#1261), Kayleen (#1328), Cayla (#1731), Kayli (#1790), Kaylea, Kaylene, Kaylei, Kaili, Cayley, Cayleigh, Caley, Caylie, Kaeli, Kalee, Cailey, Kaileigh and Kalie are the prominent variation forms of Kayley (#1627 via latest list). Other variants, like Kaeley, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Kayley reached its highest 2 decades ago (usage of 1.79%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.8%, 55.1%), with versions such as Kaley going out of style. Callie and Kayleigh are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Kayley is pronounced similarly to Callee, Cally, Coley, Kaelah, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahley, Kahli, Kalei, Kalia, Kalli, Kally, Kaylla, Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Keely, Keyley, Keylie, Kilea, Kilee, Kiley, Kyla, Kylea and Kyli. Other recommended names are Bailey, Baylee, Bayley, Bayly, Bryley (see Briley), Caylen, Earley, Gayle, Hadley, Hailey, Haley, Haylea, Haylee, Hayley, Jaylee, Kacey, Kahle, Kalen, Kalle, Karlen, Karly, Kascey, Kasey, Kassey, Katey, Kathey, Kayce, Kaycee, Kaycey, Kayde, Kaydee, Kaye, Kayle, Kaylen, Kaylin, Kaylyn, Kayse, Kaysee, Kaysy, Klea, Kyel, Kyle, Kylen, Layney, Marley, Raley, Rawley, Rayney, Salley and Tayler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kayley.

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