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From Greek Kelos [kay-los] meaning beautiful.
-- Maximus  1/19/2005
In 1987 when we found out my wife was carrying a girl, we wanted to come up with a unique name. We came up with 'Kayley', which combines her (wife's) middle name of Kay with the last three letters of my middle name Bradley. At this time there weren't any references to this name in any of the books of names.

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-- b_wilson  10/9/2005
The name Kayley sounds beautiful when you are born. But when you get older Kayley kind of sounds awkward. I just see it as a child's name.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2006
Kayley is a beautiful elegant name, Kay could be used as an adult.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
I simply cannot believe that the "correct" spelling of this name is less popular than the new fangled Kailie, Kailey, Kaylie and Kayleigh. This goes to show how truly oblivious and unenlightened the parent population is these days. *Sigh*
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/25/2006
I like this name a lot, though my favorite form of it is "Kayleigh" (I saw a little girl with it in a magazine, and I've liked it ever since). All versions, to me, seem very sweet, and the sound is very different from a lot of other names, though the name itself is getting more and more popular. I've even pitched the idea of Kayley/Kayleigh to my expecting aunt and uncle! And I hope she goes for it.
-- Pheadirean  8/3/2006
If you are thinking of naming your baby Kayley but want to be more original (because the name is so popular), spell it with a "C". I think Cayley is such a pretty spelling of the name and definitely more unique.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2006
Can also be spelt Caley - this is the only spelling I have seen used in NZ.
-- Anonymous User  9/23/2006
Not such a big fan of this name. And, Kayley isn't really as popular as it seems. (Check the popularities.)
-- xKatiex  10/14/2006
I love this name, and a lot of spellings of it too. I love Caley, Caylee, Kaeli, Kalie, Kaley, and Kayley. I think it's adorable. I love it paired with Hope for a middle name.
-- xHOWTOSAVEALiFE  10/24/2006
In my opinion this is the best spelling of this very typical name.
-- ADT  12/27/2006
Kaleigh is a very Irish name, it is the name of a festival in Ireland and is a fun and unique name though people seem to have a hard time pronouncing it. It is associated with magic and mischief; fun and love. My favorite spelling of the name is Kaleigh, but if you want it spelled the very Irish way it is Caleigh.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2007
"descendent of Caoladhe"? Ó Caolaidhe means "descendant of Caolach"; "Caolaidhe" is genitive (possessive, that is). "Caolaidhe" would be pronounced "KAYL-ee-a" while "Caolach" would be pronounced "KAYL-akh". Plus, the "ao" is either pronounced "ay" or "ee", depending on the dialect; Scots Gaelic pronounces it as "eu" (as in French "neuve" or "coeur").

Another thing: parents, you have to calm down; every second parent naming their daughter "Kayley" and saying that they chose it for its uniqueness does not make this name unique. This name has really become tired, along with all of the names ending in "-yn", "-ee", "-ayden/-aiden/-aeden", and the like. I despise such trendy names; they're only fashionable for so long and trends die out, leaving many people stranded with ridiculous names that don't age gracefully. If you want your child's name to be unique (and preferably one that ages well), then don't follow trends.
-- gaelruadh19  1/17/2007
I've seen many "origins" of this name (which seem questionable) and derivatives, and spellings. I've personally always loved the sound of this name and named my daughter Kaleigh. I'm surprised by some of the negative comments, not just about this name but in general. To say you "despise" this and all "trendy" names (which I disagree on the trendiness of this name) and criticize people for what and why they choose the names they do for their children is so small-minded!
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2007
Before this year I had only ever met one person with this name, though spelled Kaleigh, and the one other time I'd come across it was on Quest for Camelot. But now there are two Kayley's in every one of my classes. I don't really have a problem with frequency--the name is pretty, I think it ages well, and one of my book characters is named Kayley--it's just that this name like Aidan, has such a pleasing sound to it that people start naming their children things that rhyme with it, even if the names have no meaning. (I deplore the use of meaningless names, it seems rude and uncaring.) There are so many Bailey's, Kayley's, Hayley's, Shaelie's--and once I met a girl named Mayley--in the world that it's really becoming quite overwhelming and unoriginal.
-- Sabella Authoress  10/21/2012
Honestly I don't see how this name is deemed as childish and unserious. My name is Kayley and nobody appears to have any grudge towards me for having that name. So are people saying just because I have the name Kayley that I'll be insensitive later in life and never amount to anything but fun and games?...
-- Dead By Dawn  7/3/2013
Kayley, the main character in Quest for Camelot. A Kayley in the sixth century? Yeah, right.
-- thesnowwhiterose  7/7/2013

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