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What does Kiley mean?

Kiley Pronunciation of 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.

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

(male) Kike, Kikee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kiley Remi (K.R.), ..

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)

Kiley entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #307 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #896 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Kiley (#896 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Kylie (#66 in 2015) and Kilee. These forms of Kiley were at the apex of their popularity in 2004 (average #765) and are somewhat less popular today (#987, 33.3% less usage), with the form Kiley going out of style. Kylie is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation.

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.

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