[ 2 syll. kay-la, ka-yla ] The baby girl name Kayla is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced KEY-Laa †. Kayla's language of origin is Hebrew, Old Greek, and Celtic. It is predominantly used in English and Hebrew.
Kayla is a form of the English Kaila.
Kayla is also a form of the English Katherine.
Kayla is also a form of the English and German Kay in the English language.
Kayla is also a form of the English and Irish Kayley in the English language.
Kayla is also a form of the English and Irish Kelly in the English language.
Kayla is also a diminutive of Michaela in the English and Hebrew languages.
The name Kayla is widely used; it has 35 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Calla, Jakayla, Kaela, Kaelea, Kahla, Kailagh, Kailea, Kaileah, Kailee, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kayleen, Kaylene, Kaylia, Kaylie, Keila, Kela, Keyla, and Khayla. Other English forms include the spelling variants Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cayla, Kaala, Kaelah, Kaila, Kailah, Kaylah, Kaylha, and Kaylla. Forms used in foreign languages include the Arabic Cala and the Hebrew Kailey.
Kayla is a popular baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1960s up to the 1990s. At the peak of its usage in 1991, 0.913% of baby girls were named Kayla. It had a ranking of #12 then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #149 with a usage of only 0.102%, but it was nevertheless the 3rd most popular after Kaylee and Katherine, out of all girl names in its family. Kaylee was more widely used than Kayla by 57% in 2018. In the last century Kayla has mainly been a baby girl name.
† Pronunciation for Kayla: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"