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What does Caley mean?

Caley Pronunciation of Caley [ca-ley] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Caley) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Caley is "slender".

Associated with: irish, slender (little).


Caley has 3 variants: Cailey, Caily and Kayley.

Related boy name: Caelan.

Creative forms:
(male) Canley, Celey, ..

(female) Cacer, Calet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caley Shepard (C.S.), ..

How popular is Caley?

Caley is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16074 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Caelan is the only prominent varying form of Caley (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Caley reached its apex in the year 2001. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caelan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caley is pronounced similarly to Coley, Colla, Colley, Culley, Cully, Kaley, Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Kelley, Kelly and Kiley. Other recommended names are Arley, Atley, Bailey, Baley, Cabe, Cace, Cacey, Cadby, Cade, Cadel, Caden, Cael, Caile, Caje, Cal, Calan, Calder, Cale, Caleb, Callys, Callyx, Calum, Canbey (see Canby), Capel, Carel, Carey, Carley, Carrey, Cary, Casey, Cayle, Cayleb, Clarey, Clay, Cleo, Cloy, Cobey, Cole, Colet, Coney, Conley, Covey, Coxey, Curley, Dailey, Daley, Earley, Garey, Hadley, Hagley, Haley, Halsey, Jamey, Kacey, Lacey, Manley, Maxey, Oakley, Paley, Rawley, Roley, Wadley and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caley.

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