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Kailey is a baby name with many spelling variations, but the original is Kaylee. This baby name is a combination name coming from Kay and Lee. Currently, this specific spelling option is a top 900 name for girls in America.

Meaning of the name Kailey:

English: pure

Origin of the name Kailey:

Kailey is a spelling variation of the original Kaylee. This latter option came about through the combination of the baby name Kay with Lee. Kay is actually a created name in itself as it began as a nickname for the baby name Katherine.

Symbolism of the name Kailey:

Kailey traces back to the baby name Katherine. This name came from the Greek word “katharos” which meant “pure.” After all these centuries, Kailey has retained the same meaning.

Baby name Kailey

Style of the name Kailey:

Modern

Gender of the name Kailey:

Kailey is a young-sounding first-name option for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Kailey:

KAY-lee

Number of syllables in the name Kailey:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kailey:

Kailey is modern and lighthearted. It is a delicate and cute name that is youthful.

Alternative spellings for the name Kailey:

Nicknames for the name Kailey:

Popularity of the name Kailey:

The baby name Kailey became a top 1,000 option in America in 1987 when it was rank 956. Kailey was most popular from 1998 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2007 while on the top 300 list. The best year was 2004 at rank 228. As of 2020, Kailey has declined some and is rank 840.

Related names for the name Kailey:

Great middle names for Kailey and their meanings:

  • Jean (Yahweh is gracious)
  • Shae (hawk)
  • Mae (goddess of springtime, increase)
  • Alexis (helper, defender)
  • Blaire (plain, field)
  • Raine (she is singing, queen)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Rose (rose, a flower)

Famous people with the name Kailey:

  • Kailey Harang (daughter of NBA star Aaron Harang)

Kaileys in popular culture:

  • Kailey Hopkins (name of an American Girl doll from 2003)
  • Kailey Sullivan (character from “Turn the River”)