[ 2 syll. kay-ley, ka-yl-ey ] The baby girl name Kayley is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced KEY-Liy- †. Kayley's language of origin is Hebrew and Celtic. It is predominantly used in English and Irish. Celtic origin: It is from the word caol which is of the meaning 'narrow, slender'. The first name could be derived from the Irish surname, itself Anglicized from the Gaelic Ó Caollaidhe, meaning 'descendant of Caollaidhe'. It has grown in popularity through the influence of similar-sounding names like Kelly and Kylie. In recent times, its source could also be the name Kay.
Kayley is a form of the English Kaila.
Kayley is also a form of the English and Irish Kayleigh.
Forms of the name include the English Caeliana, the English Caleigh, the English Cayla, the English Kaelea, the English Kaelyn, the English Kaila, the English Kaile, the English Kailee, the English Kailei, the English Kaleigh, the English Kaley, the English Kalie, the English Kallie, the English Kalyn, the English Kayla, the English Kaylah, the English Kaylea, the English Kayleah, the English Kayleen, the English Kaylen, the English Kaylene, the English Kaylia, the English Kaylie, the English Kaylieh, the English Kaylin, the English Kaylyn, the English Kaylynn, the English Keely, the English Keighley, the English Keyla, the English Keyle, the English Keyleigh, and the English Keyli.
The spelling variants Caelee (English), Caeleigh (English), Caeley (English), Caeli (English), Caelie (English), Caileigh (English), Cailey (English), Caili (English), Cailie (English), Caily (English), Caylei (English), Cayleigh (English), Cayley (English), Caylie (English), Ceili (Irish), Kaelee (English), Kaeleigh (English), Kaeley (English), Kaeli (English), Kaelie (English), Kaelly (English), Kaely (English), Kaileigh (English), Kailey (English), Kaili (English), Kailie (English), Kaillie (English), Kaily (English), Kailye (English), Kaylee (English), Kaylei (English), Kayleigh (English and Irish), Kayli (English), Kayliegh (English), Kayly (English), and Kehly (English) are other forms of Kayley.
Kayley is a rare baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1999, 0.024% of baby girls were named Kayley. It was #546 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a steep drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale now. In 2012, out of the family of girl names directly related to Kayley, Kaylee was the most regularly used. In the last century Kayley has primarily been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Kayley include Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaelly, Kaely, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kaillie, Kaily, Kailye, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylee, Kayleigh, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylieh, Kayly, and Keighley.
† Pronunciation for Kayley: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"