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My name is Kiley. I've had it for 50 years. It is the most popular name in my town. I believe the people I went to school with started the popularity of this name. If you look at the chart, it started to become popular in the 80's just when my classmates were becoming parents. I am not kidding you when I say there are hundreds of Kiley's in this town, all spelled different. Some time it makes me feel complimented and other times robbed of my name. Just wanted to get that off my chest.
kiley50  5/19/2005
This name comes from two Irish surnames: "Ó Cadhla" ("KAH-la") ("Descendant of the Graceful one") and "Ó Chaollaidhe" ("KAYL/KEEL-ee-ya") ("Descendant of the Thin one"). Interestingly, the latter comes from the masculine personal name "Caolach" (KAYL/KEEL-akh) ("Thin one"), sounding not unlike "Kayla". Frankly, I think that "Kiley" is a tired, trendy name, a mangling of the original names.
gaelruadh19  1/14/2007
No offense but Kiley to me sounds more like KEE-ley and I've made the mistake of calling a girl with this name Keely. I would most definitely not use Kiley.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
My little girl's name is Kiley Brooke. In the beginning I wanted to name my daughter Riley. My father who was then dying of cancer liked the name Kylie. I decided that I would drop the "R" in Riley and add a "K" giving me the spelling I liked and name he liked, in the end giving him the opportunity to name the granddaughter he would never see. I think that Kiley is a very cute and feminine name.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2007
This can also be a variant of Keely.

I think Kylie is the best spelling. If I heard this name, that's how I'd write it on paper. But maybe that's just me.
ListenToAsuka  5/14/2010
An Irish surname (derived from Kiely) meaning "good looking".
― Anonymous User  1/5/2011
This name is extremely modern, cutesy, and childish, but Kiley is the most dignified and bearable version of the name by far.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2013
I know a guy named Kiley. It's pretty bad... In my opinion, his parents should've just gone with Kyle. At least that name has some dignity to it.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2013
My name is Kiley. Has been for thirty-two years. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Growing up I had a lot of people mispronounce it. I had someone say it as Kyle. I had my name be mistaken for me being a male.

I have always loved my name. Now I have noticed that it has become more popular. The spelling I use is in fact the Irish spelling and I do know that it is Irish. I just can't remember what I had learned about the meaning over twenty years ago.

My Mum had actually named me after an actor from the fifties and sixties, Richard Kiley. I always find that neat.

Personally, I have never met another woman named Kiley. I have either come across the name written down or overheard it said by another person.

Really, I don't know why people think that this name is childish or modern. It has been around for quite awhile. It had just never been really popular (thank god). Even if it is becoming a bit more common, it is still unusual. I love it.
Kiley Morgan  12/10/2015
Actor Richard Kiley (March 31, 1922 - March 5, 1999). Popular in the fifties and sixties. His acting career years were 1950 - 1999.
Kiley Morgan  12/10/2015
My younger sister is named Kiley. Her name was supposed to be Katelyn, but my cousin was born prematurely and took the name. My parents were watching the Red Sox and one of the player's daughters came on TV afterwards. Her name was Kiley, and my parents liked the name.
taylormarie  11/11/2016
My daughter's name is Kylie. But she spells it Kiely. Yes it is different, but also special and amazing and I really love it! I just wanted to put that out there.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2017

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