Kayleigh - Meaning of Kayleigh

What does Kayleigh mean?

[ 2 syll. kay-lei-(g)(h), ka-yle-igh ] The baby girl name Kayleigh is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced KEY-Liy- †.

1: Kayleigh is of Hebrew, Celtic origin. It is used mainly in English and Irish. The first name can be taken to be from the combination of Kay and Leigh, or else it can be derived from the surname Kayley. The name has been popularized by the hit song Kayleigh (1985) by the English rock group Marillion.

Forms of Kayleigh include the names Kayli and Kaylie.

2: Kayleigh is of Celtic origin. The name can be Anglicized from the Gaelic word ceilidh.

Kayleigh is a form of the English Kaila.

Kayleigh is also a spelling variant of the English and Irish Kayley.

See also the related categories, combination, english, hebrew, word (element), song (dance), irish, celtic, anglicized, and gaelic.

Kayleigh is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 2009 with 0.072% of baby girls being named Kayleigh. It was #228 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #451 with a usage of 0.038%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Kayleigh was twice as popular as the next ranked name, Kaylie, in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Kayleigh include Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kaillie, Kaily, Kailye, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylee, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylieh, Kayly, Keighley, Caeley, Caeli, Caelie, and Cailey.

† English pronunciation for Kayleigh: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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