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During the 1990s and 2000s, Americans went through a phase of obsessing over K names and names that ended in “ley.” Think Kylie and Kayla and Hayley and Bayley. Out of this trend, Kayley — and its many alternative spellings — was born. The name doesn't have significant meaning, though it can be found a few times throughout pop culture. And while it's a bit outdated, it still has a cute ring to it.

Meaning of the name Kayley:

American: No specific meaning

Origin of the name Kayley:

Kayley is a made up American name with no real meaning. It falls in line with the popular “K” name and “ley” name trends that were popular during the 1990s and 2000s but are falling out of favor.

There is one school of thought that it's a derivatve of the name Kayla. While Kayla's exact origins are unknown, many people believe it's derived from the Hebrew word “kelila,” which means “crown of laurel.”

Symbolism of the name Kayley:

The baby name Kayley has no real symbolism. However, if you believe it is derived from the Hebrew word “kelilia,” which meanas “crown of laurel,” you may see it as a symbol of victory.

Style of the name Kayley:

Modern

Gender of the name Kayley:

Kayley is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Kayley:

KAY-lee

Number of syllables in the name Kayley:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kayley:

The baby name Kayley evokes images of someone who is rebellious and will stand up for what's right.

Alternative spellings for the name Kayley:

Nicknames for the name Kayley:

Popularity of the name Kayley:

Kayley was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1992 and 2009. According to the Social Security Administration, it last ranked at number 929 in 2009.

Related names for the name Kayley:

Great middle names for Kayley and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kayley:

  • Kayley Gable (actress)
  • Kayley Melissa (Youtuber and beauty influencer)

Kayleys in popular culture:

  • Kayley (character in the movie “Quest for Camelot”)