I'm working on my own little personal database of what names mean, and I'm really loving this site. One thing that I have a question on the etymology of is these Kay- names that are so popular right now. BtN has them all relating back to Kayley, meaning "slender" from Irish Gaelic.
From somewhere I have Kayla listed as Hebrew or English/Hebrew name meaning "crown of laurels". Has anyone heard this meaning and can they vouch for it?
Also from somewhere I have many of the Kaylin variations as Arabic meaning "Beloved". Has anyone seen that?
Are they all really forms of Kayley or are these other meanings also accurate?
Also on a teensy sidenote I'm pretty shocked at the stuff about Katherine. Is it really not from the Greek "pure"? I've NEVER seen anything else, yet this site says that is incorrect. WOW! My sister Katrina won't be so happy to find out her name doesn't mean Pure.
Man I'd love to write a book about this. Being on this site has made me really want to delve back into this stuff. I'd like to trace the etymology as well as the popularity to talk about it (like Kayla getting it's big boost from Days of Our Lives, into all the Kaylee etc names being popular or the fact that Lexis/Lexus is on the charts undoubtedly influenced by both Alexis and the car).
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Kayla, Kaylee, Kaylin and spelling variations thereof - RachelChristine Aug 26 2004, 9:08:13 PM