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In English, "Kayla" is a form of the name "Katherine" and means "pure". In Arabic, "Kayla" means "wise child".
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2005
My name is Kayla and my mom gave the name to me off of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives". She thought it was the prettiest name she had ever heard.
-- crazylizardgirl  4/19/2005
I mother too got my middle name from Kayla on Days of Our Lives but she chose to spell it Kaela.
-- talia_kaela  7/7/2005
Wow, I think it's wierd because my mom too got the name from that soap opera. I never realized how popular the source of the name was lol.
-- thewayla  11/10/2005
Another way of spelling Kayla is Cayla.
-- trayc53  5/1/2005
My friend named her daughter Kayla but decided to spell it Kaella. I think it's a nice new refreshing way to spell it. She gets many compliments.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2005
This is an AWFUL name! I know very unkind people with this name. I advise you to not name your daughter this.
-- mariej2  7/24/2005
How dare you dis my name! I love my name. It is the cooliest. Don't get me wrong, I know lots of peole with the name Kayla, and they can be evil, but don't think everyone with that name is evil. Me? Me, this Kayla? She's NOT mean. I was also named off Days of Our Lives, and my bubby Austin too!
-- maxmycat  11/9/2005
I think this name is kind of cute. I'm tired of people saying not to name their children certain names because they know people with those names that aren't very nice. I know some people with this name that I don't like, but not all people with the name Kayla are bad people!
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2005
Could not Kayla also be a short form of Michaela? Since Michaela has some trendy spellings like Mikayla and Makayla.
-- Ylva  10/2/2005
My name is Kayla but my family spelt it Kala instead. I don't see why nobody can firgure that out. None of the fricking teachers can understand how to say it, it is not that hard.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2005
Hey my name is Kayla too. But the thing is that I got to a French school, 75% of the teachers pronounce it so wrong. Of course, because they pronounce it in French. I didn't like my name before, but now, I adore it, because it's very special. I'm like the only one in my surrounding area to have this name. I feel so special. Hahah. I like to write my name like this too: kla, which makes k la. :P French people pronounce it like: ka i la because of the "y". I hate that. Anyways this is the best name ever. I never knew that it was so popular!
-- kla619  1/31/2006
I loathe this name! It's ugly, hideous, and SO POPULAR! In fifth grade, there were two Kaylas and a Kaela. A Kayla went by KK, which is good. In seventh grade (now), there were two Kaylas. One moved. And they were all different.
-- Mithos514  4/8/2006
Kayla is a lovely name. Delicate and pretty.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I wouldn't say this name is particularly pretty or ugly - it's alright, but overused. I wonder how names such as Kayla suddenly become so popular out of nowhere.
-- HebrideanBlack  5/16/2006
The pure one. This is Hebrew.
-- Krhendr61292  6/19/2006
The name doesn't really 'mean' anything as it is a recently concoted name coming from either Katherine or Michaela or both. Kayla came before the insurgence of all the Michaela's (and its other various spellings). I think it mostly came from the soap opera and then spread like wildfire in the early to mid-90s. Then Michaela became very popular. To me Kayla is a very trendy name as it has all the makings of a trendy name for these times (it starts with a K, it has the -ay sound in the front (especially Kay is popular), has the feminine L in it and ends with the feminine 'ah' sound. It isn't an ugly or horrible name, just trendy and not something I would ever use.
-- marissa85  6/22/2006
My mom said she got my name off a soap opera too! And I like my name because when I tell guys my name they say that they like it and it's pretty. It's not that common either!
-- kayla_dawn  7/10/2006
I love the name Kayla, it is very pretty and elegant.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
It is so immature and immature for everyone saying they hate the name because they know someone they don't like or hate. It is very rude to say the name is ugly, retarted, evil, etc. That's probably what you think of a person you know with this name. It is VERY offensive to people with this name, people who like this name and people with friends and family with this name. Stop doing such stupid things because what goes around comes around!
-- Sarasponda  8/10/2006
I love this, but spelled Kaela only. I think the Kayla spelling is too common.
-- xHOWTOSAVEALiFE  10/23/2006
My friend told me it means "BANANA" in her language. I don't think anyone would want to name their kid banana! lol!
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2006
My name is Cayla and I got my name from Days Of Our Lives. My spelling is weird and truthfully I would sometimes kill for the normal way because no one spells it right. But other times it's cool having a unique way.
-- Cayla  12/27/2006
I don't really see any appeal in this name, and it is really overused in my area. I definitely think that 'Kayley/Kayleigh/Kailey' is better as an alternative to 'Kayla'.
-- Pheadirean  12/30/2006
Kayla is a dull, boring and overused name that I am tired of hearing.
-- Missy  1/24/2007
I think Kayla is very pretty, especially with the "y". I don't think it's very popular where I come from. I haven't met a single Kayla yet, and I have lived in four states and Ontario.
-- 7up  1/26/2007
I have very little love for this overused name. This is another one of those names that ended up on my hate list because it became too popular.
-- Missy  2/13/2007
I think Kayla is a very beautiful name.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2007
Kayla is personally one of my favorite names. I love it. It sounds so cute and girly!
-- flipflops5  3/3/2007
This name is WAY too popular where I live. I don't like it at all. This is just my opinion, but I very strongly dislike this name.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2007
Everyone says this name is popular but I have never known a Kayla in my life living in Chicago. I think this is a very pretty name.
-- imogen213  8/3/2007
My name is Kayla and I love it! My mom said she got it from the Soap Opera "Days of Our Lives". I actually used to HATE this name, but now I love it.
-- xA7Xgrl13x  8/24/2007
It's almost ridiculous how many contradicting comments there are on this comment page. One person says they hate the name, the next says they love the name, or that is their name, etc. Anyway, I like this name. It's MY name. I don't know where my mom got this name, but I feel that it's a lovely name. And trust me, I'm NOT biased just because this is my name. My friend once told me that in Indian, Kayla means "banana." I once bought a bookmark that said Kayla means Pure. It also said. Likes to be agreeable; she is very serious; is teachable and has much to offer others; one to whom romance is important; a reawakening of hope; she's pleasant and uncomplicated to be around; has confidence, self-assurance and happiness; her good qualities make her a leader. About the name being overused, I have only met two other Kaylas in my entire life, and one spelled it Cayla. I think it is very wrong to actually call a name "hideous" or "ugly," because that is only YOUR opinion. A lot of people on this page have called the name lovely, elegant, etc. You cannot call a name something bad just because a person with this name isn't very nice. That's so stereotypical. Another thing, you can't tell someone "not to name your child this" because it is their choice! If they like the name that is up to them. *Phew* I now have the longest comment on this page.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2007
One of the purposes of this site is for individuals to leave their opinions about personal names. Opinions will differ, some will be positive and some will be negative, but everyone has a right to his or hers. So please don't be angry when someone has a negative opinion of your name. The same could happen to any of us. That said, I have to say that I have never cared for this name. It's too trendy, it will fall out of style as quickly as it came in and it will date its bearers. Not only that, it has no history, no tradition, and is as insubstantial as a feather. The only woman I know of who named her daughter Kayla had absolutely no class and a very low intelligence level so perhaps that has unfairly colored my perceptions. No, I'm not saying that everyone who uses this name or bears this name is stupid and has no class. I'm just pointing out how experience necessarily colors our reactions without our being able to control it.
-- queenv  9/23/2007
I don't understand why people don't like the name just because it is popular! A lot of popular names are really pretty, and I love this name. What does it matter if it is popular?
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2007
An awful, awful name. There's nothing to it.
-- arrowhead909  9/19/2007
Kayla? This isn't even a real name. Would you people get a clue? Turn off the daytime talk shows and use your brains! Hello, my name is Kayla - yes my parents live in a trailer park.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
My name is Kayla and I really like it because it's not confusing like other names that start with the letter k. It's just simple and five letters. That's why I like it.
-- candii707  11/11/2007
Kayla is kind of a bland name in my opinion. It is really popular and has been quite a popular name according to the SSN database. It's #26 now, but ten years ago it was the #11 name. The popularity probably contributes to my view of it as bland, as there has been at least two Kayla's in my classes since sixth grade. And it sounds just like Kaylie which is very popular as well. I probably would think it was pretty if I wasn't so tired of hearing it though.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2007
Being a Layla, I've always had my name mistaken for Kayla when a teacher is quickly glancing at a roll call. I've developed a certain dislike for the name over the years due to this, but even if I wasn't biased, I don't think I would've liken it. It's too trendy and not very pretty.
-- Skittsie13  1/15/2008
Ooohhh. I like Kayla (2) better than Kayla (1). It has more depth to it.
-- a_lovers_charm  1/23/2008
My name is Kayla! My mom was watching Days of Our Lives in the delivery room, and just decided to name me after Kayla on the show! It's not that I don't like my name, but I know at least 3 other "kaylas". Sometimes it just seems like I can never get away from another Kayla! Don't get me wrong I like my name, I'm just tired of it! I would go by my middle name, but I hate it! But it's not so bad when I go by both of them.
-- kayla_marie  4/17/2008
This name is chosen by unimaginative parents who think it sounds cute on a little girl, but don't really consider how it will sound on a 35-year-old woman. The name is lazily put together from two popular syllables, and it sounds very girly. Not everything in life needs to be serious and sophisticated, but it sure doesn't hurt to have a name with a credibility factor.
-- slight night shiver  4/25/2008
Kayla Williams -- author of the autobiographical book, Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army. Must read!
-- a_lovers_charm  6/4/2008
This name is a youthful name and may not suit an adult in my opinion. However, it's very cute.
-- snickerdoodle  7/23/2008
I've known girls my age with this name who were very nice, but I still think it's babyish. Once you have completed high school or college there is no point in going by Kayla full time. It sounds rather like a little kid's name, that's why.
-- bananarama  8/28/2008
I know far too many Kayla's to even appreciate the actual name. Too too popular for my taste.
-- WilderThanBridget  10/22/2008
There's nothing wrong with parents making up names for their kids. Not everyone wants to give their child a traditional name. I like this name. Is that a crime around here? It sounds very sweet and upbeat, and I've never met any Kaylas, so this name can't be as popular as some people are making it out to be. In my opinion, it's insane to judge someone by their name. If they had a "traditional" name, would they turn out any different? It's ridiculous and offensive to say that every Neveah will turn out a porn star, every Ophelia will go insane, every Kayla will live on a housing estate. A name is just a name, it doesn't tell you anything about a person. Though it's not one of my favourite names, I think Kayla sounds very pretty, cute, and upbeat. I prefer it spelt CĂ©ila. If you are thinking about calling your daughter Kayla, go on ahead. It's a lovely name.
-- Ailis  7/8/2009
The only real quality of this name would be how cute it sounds for some people. It doesn't really suggest any credibility or depth- which some Kaylas may have and some Kaylas may not, like any other person with any other name.
To me, it doesn't even sound cute- more mediocre and bland.
-- Kerules  10/25/2009
This name is really trashy. I mean come on, it doesn't sound right on someone over 8. I can't even imagine a 40 year old with this name. It is also very common.
-- Alora  1/18/2010
I used to think this was the prettiest name in the world until it became so overused. Now find it dull, boring, and simple.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2010
Am I the only one who dislikes this name? It seems so tasteless. Of course, this is not to offend anyone who has / likes this name. I just cannot see the appeal. It sounds awful, to me.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2010
I HATE this name. I really dislike it when a name becomes popular and it's clear that the name was just made out of some cool syllables that the parents at the time liked and not for any particular reason. It's way too trendy, way too popular, and sounds completely made up.
-- plutogirlgenius  7/24/2010
Like most names discovered on soap operas, this name is just awful. It's meant to sound cute, but just sounds moronic and bland.

If I had the power to remove certain names from the planet, Kayla would be in the Top 20 set for elimination.
-- keepitreal  1/7/2011
It's such a trendy name, and I dislike trendy names. It would be much better to name her Layla instead of Kayla.
-- Black_X  2/23/2011
Pronounced like "kyla".
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2011
I still am unable to make sense of parents naming (or "getting" the name) their children from a soap opera. Many characters are corrupt (even if Kayla Brady is supposedly the "good" one)-- and titling a child after a fictional person who holds no substance is probably one of, if not the, most unimaginative things conceivable.

Having said that. I personally see no appeal to the name "Kayla." Short of it meaning "Banana" in a separate language, its meaning is truly nonexistent. Why? It is a created name. To boot, I could say that it means "Horseshoe" and likely get away with it. It is a horribly unprofessional name, unintelligent, uneducated, pompous, pretentious, near ghetto, "kre8tiv" (made-up), attempted ornate, and last but not least: childish and ugly.
I find it excruciating to the ear... and I must admit it is not visually pleasing, either.

A "forever young" name... be honest, do you see a striving, successful business woman?
I would never hire a Kayla Lovegood for heart surgery. Nor would a Kayla-Jane Goldsmith defend and fight a court case. What people do not seem to realize is that names play a larger role in a persons' life than ever before... it is your job, as parents, not to create such an added barrier! Aid you children-- not contribute to wrongly denied opportunities.

I fully understand that we, in all generations, do not get to decide upon our given names. Kaylas-- simply going by "Kay" for professional reasons immediately makes it all easier to swallow.
-- Francesca  5/16/2011
My old American Girl doll's name! LOL! Except other than my doll, I've only met and known one Kayla. It's a pretty name though!
-- blondieboo629  7/26/2011
My cousins name is Kayla and we were best friends as kids. I don't think she personally liked her name but I don't find it bad. She's in college now and I've never heard of her name hindering her in any way.
-- JaciGia  8/4/2011
Kayla is so boring. It's been overused to the point it seems more like a "filler" name (that is a name that is just there and doesn't add to the overall impression of the person's name). It's so 1980s and that is bad.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
Kayla is my first name. It's ok, but it's just to common for me. I would go by my middle name, but that would be weird. Sometimes I have people call me Kaye. I took the first 3 letters of my first name and put it with the last letter of my middle name. It sounds like Kay, but I think it looks cooler.
-- kaylamarie2301  10/24/2011
Kayla Batt is Miss Nebraska 2011.
-- Anonymous User  12/25/2011
I think this name is WAYYYYY too popular... I really used to hate it when I was little, but now I don't mind it :) It's funny though how almost every Kayla has the middle name: Marie, Rose, or Renee (I am one of the Kayla Renee's)
-- KaylaKool  4/8/2012
Variants:
Kaila
Caila
Cayla.
-- SEC908  10/6/2012
My name is also Kayla Renee. Both names were picked from the soap opera Days of our Lives. I've never liked my name. Every time I introduce myself I am not proud of my name. There's nothing substantial about it. I would love to change my name. I tried to change it to Michaela but that didn't seem like me. People are really insensitive if you attempt to change your name. They LOVE having conversations about it over and over again at embarrassing inopportune times.
-- Renee213  12/29/2012
NO. It is not kiddish, it is YIDDISH.
Hehe, pun (just kidding)
Kaila-Rose
Cayla-Rose
Caila-Rose.
-- SEC908  2/8/2013
I absolutely never liked this name, though I can tolerate it if it were bestowed on someone as a Yiddish name, before it became an invented soap opera name. It looks and sounds so childish and insubstantial. Every time I see or hear of a Kayla over the age of 10, let alone an adult, I have a sense of disconnect. This is one of those names that doesn't age well and sounds really silly and hard to register on a grownup. This name was also used on a singleton child later born to the obnoxious, delusional, self-serving, self-centered parents of a set of sextuplets who didn't all survive. That only adds to my dislike of the name.
-- Anyechka  6/12/2013
My mom watched "Days of Our Lives" and loved it and so came my name :)
-- Mockingjay  11/27/2013
This name makes me think of a ditzy cheerleader. I don't like it.
-- Buneary  12/28/2013
The Killing of Kayla Sloane is the title of a book by Kim Harrington.
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2014
My cousin -- a physician -- is named Kayla. She's around 40 now so her name didn't come from the soap opera. Kayla was a legitimate name before the soap. Those of you who say it is made up don't know what you're talking about. It's been around since the early 20th Century. My friend wears it well. As for it not aging well, it aged well on her and trust me, none of her patients think she's a ditzy cheerleader.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2014

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