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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KAY-lə
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Meaning & History

Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix la. Use of the name was greatly increased in the 1980s after the character Kayla Brady began appearing on the American soap opera 'Days of Our Lives'.
Other Languages & CulturesAikaterine Ancient Greek Katalin, Kattalin Basque Katsiaryna Belarusian Katarin, Katell Breton Ekaterina, Katerina Bulgarian Caterina Catalan Katarina, Kata, Kate, Katica, Tina Croatian Kateřina, Katka Czech Cathrine, Katarina, Kathrine, Katrine, Caja, Ina, Kaja, Karen, Karin, Katharina, Trine Danish Catharina, Katelijn, Katelijne, Katrien, Katrijn, Katrina, Cato, Ina, Karin, Katinka, Rina, Rini, Riny, Tina, Tineke, Trijntje Dutch Kadri, Katariina, Katrin, Kaia, Kaisa, Kaja, Kati, Riina, Triinu Estonian Katariina, Katriina, Iina, Kaarina, Kaija, Kaisa, Karin, Kata, Kati, Katri, Riina Finnish Catherine, Carine, Karine French Nienke, Nine, Nynke Frisian Catarina Galician Ekaterine, Eka Georgian Katharina, Katherina, Katrin, Katrina, Cathrin, Catrin, Ina, Karen, Karin, Katarina, Katarine, Katharine, Käthe, Kathrin, Katinka German Aikaterini, Ekaterini, Katerina, Katina, Kaiti, Keti Greek Kakalina Hawaiian Kateri History Katalin, Kata, Katalinka, Kati, Katica, Katinka, Kató, Kitti Hungarian Katrín, Karen Icelandic Caitlín, Caitlin, Caitríona, Cathleen, Catriona, Kathleen, Cáit, Caitria, Catrina, Ríona Irish Caterina, Rina Italian Katerina Late Roman Ina Limburgish Kotryna, Katrė Lithuanian Ekaterina, Katerina, Katina Macedonian Cateline Medieval French Cathrine, Katarina, Kathrine, Katrine, Ina, Kaia, Kaja, Karen, Kari, Karin, Katharina Norwegian Catarina Occitan Katarzyna, Kasia Polish Catarina Portuguese Cătălina, Catina, Ecaterina Romanian Ekaterina, Jekaterina, Yekaterina, Katenka, Katerina, Katia, Katya, Katyusha Russian Caderina Sardinian Caitrìona, Catriona, Catrina Scottish Katarina Serbian Katarína, Katka Slovak Katarina, Kaja, Katica Slovene Catalina, Lina Spanish Cathrine, Catrine, Katarina, Katrin, Katrina, Cajsa, Carin, Catharina, Ina, Kai, Kaj, Kaja, Kajsa, Karin, Karina, Katharina Swedish Kateryna Ukrainian Catrin, Cadi Welsh
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Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)

Categories

combinations, Desperate Housewives characters, Game of Thrones characters, television, trendy, Xeno characters, Y vowels
Entry updated February 12, 2018