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What does Kiley mean?

Kiley /ki-ley/ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Kiley) is pronounced KYE-lee. It is of Irish origin, and the meaning of Kiley is "near the church (or the wood)".

Associated with: irish, wood (tree)


Kiley has 2 variants: Kilee and Kylie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kialey, Kirley, ..

(male) Kike, Kileyan, ..

How popular is Kiley?

Kiley is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2333 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#5798 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Kiley for girls. Kiley entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #307 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #660 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the girl name Kiley and related names. Popular alternative forms of Kiley (#660 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000 are Kylie (#73 in 2014) and Kilee. These forms of Kiley were at the apex of their popularity in 2004 (average #765) and are somewhat less popular today (#911, 34.9% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kiley, Kilee, Kylie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kiley is alike in pronunciation to Cally, Colly, Kahley, Kailah, Kailey, Kala, Kalah, Kallee, Kalley, Kaly, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Keighley, Keilah, Keili, Keilie, Kellye, Keylley, Kyla, Kylee, Kyley and Kyli. Other recommended names are Adley, Ailey, Aimey, Aley, Alley, Arley, Bailey, Billey, Briley, Eiley, Emiley, Hailey, Haley, Joley, Juley, Kacey, Kaitey, Kalen, Karley, Kasey, Katey, Kelbey, Kelby, Kelcey, Kelcy, Kelsey, Kelsy, Khloey, Kimmy, Kimy, Kine, Kinsey, Kirby, Kittey (see Katherine), Kitty, Kizzy, Klea, Kodey, Korey, Kyle, Kylen, Lilley, Railey, Raley, Riley, Ripley, Ryley, Sisley and Tilley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kiley.