Kayle is a name used for both boys and girls, though it takes on a different meaning depending on which one you use it for. As a baby name for girls, it's potentially related to the Irish name Kayla or the Yiddish name Kaila. As a boys' name, it's an alternative version of the name Kale. This could also affect the pronunciation. Either way, we could see Kayle growing in popularity over the next decades as “K” names are becoming increasingly popular.

Meaning of the name Kayle:

Yiddish: Crown of laurel
Irish: Slim and fair
German: Free man

Origin of the name Kayle:

Kayle's exact origin is unknown. As a girls' name, it has several potential backgrounds. Some people believe it's a derivative of the Yiddish name Kaila, which means “crown of laurel.” Some believe it's a derivative of the Irish name Kayla, which means “slim and fair.” As a boys' name, it's an alternative spelling of Kale, which is most likely derived from Karl, which is a German derivative of Charles and means “free man.”

Symbolism of the name Kayle:

Kayle could offer plenty of symbolism, depending on which meaning you believe. As a Yiddish name that means “crown of laurel,” it could symbolize victory or triumph. As an Irish name, it could be given to a baby girl whose parents hope she grows up to be beautiful, slim, and fair. As a boys' name, it could symbolize freedom or honor a loved one named Charle or Karl. Finally, though it's a long shot, new parents who love kale, gardening, or eating healthy may choose the name for their baby boy.

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Gender of the name Kayle:

Kayle is a unisex baby name. It's given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Kayle:

KELL or KAY-lee

Number of syllables in the name Kayle:

One or two depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Kayle:

The baby name Kayle evokes images of someone who is curious about the world around them and always learning.

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Popularity of the name Kayle:

According to the Social Security Administration, Kayle has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

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Famous people with the name Kayle:

  • Kayle Short (hockey player)
  • Kayle Leogrande (cyclist)
  • Kayle Connor (rugby player)
  • Kayle van Zyl (rugby player)
  • Kayle Kirby (soccer player)

Kayles in popular culture:

  • Kayle (character in the game “League of Legends”)