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Kiley (boy)

What does Kiley mean?

Kiley Pronunciation of Kiley [ki-ley] as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Kiley) is of Gaelic origin, and the name Kiley means "narrow, straight". Kiley is a variant form of Kyle (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, narrow (little).


6 relations via Kyle: Kile, Kye, Kylan, Kylar, Kylen and Kyler.

Creative forms:
(male) Keley, Kolley, ..

(female) Kidy, Kily, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kiley Vaughn (K.V.), ..

How popular is Kiley?

Kiley is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#5798 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kiley was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1157 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (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 source form and related boy names. Kile, Kye (#978 last year), Kylan (#665), Kylar (#1567), Kyle (#175), Kylen (#979) and Kyler (#287) are the popular variation forms of Kiley ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Kiley were at the peak of their popularity 25 years ago (median #1566) and are now significantly less conventional (#1081, 78.6% less usage). Kyle has historically been preferred by parents, though Kylan has gained in usage, while Kyle is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kiley, Kile, Kye, Kylan, Kylar in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kyle, Kylen, Kyler in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kiley is pronounced similarly to Cailey, Caily, Caley, Coley, Colley, Culley, Cully, Kaley, Kayley, Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Keely, Kelley and Kelly. Other recommended names are Adley, Alley, Arley, Atley, Bailey, Baley, Birley, Briley, Dailey, Daley, Finley, Gilbey, Gilley, Hailey, Haley, Juley, Kacey, Kaile, Kale, Kaleb, Kalen, Kasey, Kelbey, Kelby, Kelsey, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kenley, Key, Kilean, Kinney, Kinsey, Kinsley, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirby, Kirkley, Klay, Kobey, Kodey, Kolby, Korey, Linley, Mikey, Olley, Paley, Ridley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Roley, Ryley, Wiley and Willey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kiley.

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