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What does Kayli mean?

Kayli \ka(y)-li\ as a girls' name is of Gaelic derivation, and the name Kayli means "slender". Kayli is a variant of Kaylee (Gaelic): from Caollaidhe. Usage of Kayli as a given name is somewhat infrequent.


Kayli has 23 variants: Caleigh, Cayleigh, Cayley, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylea, Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kayley, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley.

Kayli has 3 more related forms via Kaylee: Ceili, Kayleen and Kaylene.


Kayli is an uncommon given name for women. Kayli is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kayli for girls. Kayli was first listed in 1993 and reached its highest position of #713 in the U.S. in 1999, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kayli name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Kayli and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Kayli rated in the Top 1000 are Kaylee (#52 in 2014), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476), Kaylie (#517), Kailee (#859), Kaleigh (#902), Kayley, Kaylene, Caleigh, Kaley, Kalie and Kayleen. Adoption of this girl name was at its highest in the year 1999 and is now significantly less, with versions such as Kaleigh, Kailee, Caleigh, Kayley and Kayli falling out of style. Kaylee (#52), Kayleigh (#278), Kailey (#476) and Kaylie (#517) are four of the more chic birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caleigh, Kailee, Kailey, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylee, Kayleen, Kayleigh, Kaylene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kayli is pronounced similarly to Cali, Calli, Cayla, Caylia, Caylie, Kaala, Kaela, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahli, Kaila, Kailie, Kala, Kalei, Kali, Kalia, Kalla, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaly, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylha, Kaylla, Kayllie, Keeli, Keili, Kelli, Keyla, Keylie, Kyla, Kyli and Kylie. Other recommended similar baby names are Kahle, Kalle, Karli, Kayci, Kaydi, Kayle, Kaylin, Kaysi and Kyle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kayli.