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Doesn't age very well. A good name for a 6 year-old girl, but not such a good name for a 70-year old trying to collect her pension, and the clerk asks her how to spell it.
Sounds too cutesy.
Cute, but I won’t use it.
Such a pretty name. I like it a lot. But unfortunately, I can't use it, and it saddens me.
These days, Kayla is a bit common for my liking, but there’s nothing wrong with the name. Some people say it sounds too immature, but, really? First of all, a person grows into their name over time. And if someone meets you as an adult, they’ll associate Kayla with an adult, not a child.

While I wouldn’t choose Kayla for my child, it isn’t a bad name.

And no, Kayla doesn’t make me think of a stuck-up dumb-blonde boy-obsessed teenage mean-girl cheerleader. Just saying.
There are a few comments saying that the name ‘Kayla’ is often stereotyped as a ‘dumb blonde cheerleader’ type. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never heard of that association with this name. It doesn’t give off that impression to me at all. Of all these similar sounding names, (Kayleigh, Kylie, etc.), Kayla is probably the least likely to get mispronounced or misspelled.
This is one my cousin's names and idk why people hate it SO MUCH. She isn’t snobby and she’s very shy. I HATE when people get the idea that if you meet one person with this name that’s snobby, ALL THE KAYLAS ARE SNOBBY. AND THAT'S NOT TRUE! If you want to name your kid this I say, DO IT! It’s a great name.
I can't take anyone seriously who has this name. It reminds me too much of soap operas.
My name is Kayla, and I love it. I think it sounds nice, it's easy to pronounce, and it's not so common that I constantly have to pick a nickname.
Kayla Sims is a YouTuber with over a million subscribers to date. She mainly plays the Sims 4 on her channel "lilsimsie".
I like this name! Feels like Kayla is an unusual name, looks feminine, sounds also good! A lot better than some similar boring names like Kay or Kylie. Kayla is good!
I was surprised to see all the hate. Sure, this name is 'trendy' but I think it's cute! Honest!
Named my daughter Kayla because we liked the sound of it, although we didn't know anyone with the name and never heard of the TV character. A bible city has a similar name in the old testament, although spelled differently. She's mid 20's now, lots of friends, doing great.
Kayla Mitchell appeared on the 3rd season on Masterchef Junior.
I liked this name 20 years ago. Dated now!
Kayla Victoria is a family member famous for being on Family 5 Vlogs.
Very overused and not pretty in my opinion, but to each their own.
I think Kayla is a nice name. My name is Kaila but still said like Kayla. To anyone named Kayla, the name is beautiful and you shouldn't care what other people think of the name. It is not childish and you shouldn't be be stunned by other peoples assumptions!
Kayla is basic and ugly.
In The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan, one of Apollo's demigod children is named Kayla Knowles. I personally really like this name.
It’s better than Kaylee but I still wouldn’t use it.
I love the name Kayla! I have never thought of it as a childish name or the typical stereotype of a blonde California girl. I have always imagined Kayla as a really imaginative and quiet girl with almond brown hair. I don't have any idea why but that is what I think of.
Childish and made up. Layla or Ayla is much better.
Kayla is very pretty.
Kayla sounds immature and childish. Can you imagine a grown woman or an old lady with this name? However, it is better than Kaylee.
A messenger sent to help God.
Sounds a little immature. It’s not as bad as Kaylee though.
The name has many meanings:
Wise child
Pure heart
Spirit filled
And first prize.
Kayla Insitness is a fitness trainer on YouTube.
My girlfriend's name is Kayla and her name always makes me think of a rose, even though she is not a very gentle person. I don't think that the stereotype is true because the Kayla I know is one of the toughest girls alive.
My name is Kayla and I hate the stereotype that has been put on my name. Yes I am a cheerleader, no I am not dumb or obnoxious, I am not a blonde and I am definitely not fragile. Kayla is a wonderful name and I would never change it to anything else ever.
I am strong and the holy spirit is with me.
I’m a blonde girl from California named Kayla, pretty stereotypical, but I am in no way dumb! I hate this stupid stereotype! Since when does a name describe you? I think this is a very unfair stereotype! I love my name, and anyone I meet learns quickly that they need to take me seriously, no matter what they think of me at first. I don’t care about my name that much, because a name doesn’t define you, but I really do like my name.
My name is Kayla. My parents have always told me that it means first prize. I have always loved my name, me and my sister love to play around with it because her name is Brady so together we are Kayla Brady, until I read the comments on this site. Saying that my name was immature and impractical. So I used the name Kaylyn instead. I think that the stereotype of Kayla being a blonde idiot who is good at cheer is one of the most far fetched theory out there. Because I am an author in training, I was DUX last year, I am a brunette, I am skinnier than a pencil and I am definitely not a cheerleader. Shout out to all the Kaylas you're amazing. Don't let the horrible comments stop you from doing great things
P.S. If you are about to name your first child I suggest Kayla or Laurel because they are both first prize.
I think Kayla could be used as a nickname for Michaela (or any other spellings).
It's kind of pretty, but it's made-up and too common. I do prefer this to Kaylee, though.
Most mature of all the "kay" names. One dumb "kay name" is Kaylani. Kayla was pretty popular in the 2000s I believe. There's 10 at my high school, but my school is big.
I'm not really keen on it, it's too trendy.
Too cutesy and trendy.
I have never met a Kayla (spelled this way or otherwise) but what I've gathered from these people who say that their names are Kayla is that they are the opposite of a few people's perceptions about those who have this name. The generally false idea of this name (though, with all the bodies in this world, a few of them are bound to be adorable) is that Kayla's are cutesy, dumb, lacking in character, class, and, well, intelligence. This is not so; Kayla's are leaders. They stay away from groupies, cliques, and all things girly. They have the sophistication and class of an individual of ANY age, (to say that you can "out grow" a name is only to be said about nicknames) and yet maintain a cordial disposition to all.
Should you look up this name, you would find all, if not many, positive meanings for this name. Although I must admit; it takes a strong, noble character to pull off this name if you are not what everyone expects of a Kayla.
My name is Kayla, and I love it. I wanted to see my name's history and looked at the comments. It’s NOT a made up name, it DOES NOT sound like kale, and I AM a well educated person.
Hey my name is Kayla and I love it. Yes it’s childish but I still like it.
Kayla is a pretty name and is much, MUCH better than the tacky Kaylee (and its other variations). It also sounds more mature.
This name always reminds me of a popular character named Kayla Brady from Days of Our Lives. I think that's why so many girls in their 20s have this name now.
This name isn’t bad. It’s pretty, but I don’t think it ages well. However, there are adult Kayla’s and they are doing just fine. This name is so common though... I know 4 off of the top of my head.
Go ahead and put my head into a washing machine but, I like this name.
My name is Kayla, and I really love it. Some of these comments really do offend me, and I would like to say that Kayla is a beautiful name that I love. Everyone has their opinions, but people’s comments can be really rude. Please try to be nice about all the wonderful names on this website.
This name is okay, but slightly annoying like the name Kayleigh.
Everyone gets my name confused with other people's name and I hate it. I mean, I like the name but people need to learn that my name might sound the same as other people's, but they are spelled differently. GET IT RIGHT PEOPLE.
My name is Kayla and I've been complimented by people in my life saying my name is pretty and cute but to me I feel like it doesn't even match my personality at all, it sounds so sweet and bubbly and cutesy but I'm the complete opposite seriously, I'm like this introverted, outcasted weird girl named Kayla! I don't think I look like a Kayla either, not in any way. Im a brown skinned girl, who wears all black, dark makeup and black hair lol And I've grew up with other Kayla's around and names similar that I would accidentally think a person was talking to me and I even have a step sister named Makayla. I also hate when people say my name, feels weird but people can easily forget my name, I've gotten called "Kylie, Kala, Karly, Karen, Kaylee, Kyla, and even a Jasmine! Hahaha but anyway! It's so popular, common and boring, also plain as hell. Sometimes I don't even like introducing myself because it sounds so childish and I have to repeat myself after they say what? BUT this is what my mum had named me, randomly on the spot too, out of all the names... but I shouldn't complain too much, I mean she could have given me a horrible name that I would have hated way more I guess, and she loved this so I have to live with it but wish I had some cool nicknames or something, cant even get a good nickname outta this... NOT A FAN AT ALL MUM, THANK YOU LOL I still love you tho.
In 2018, 19 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Kayla who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 165th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
This is my name and I think it’s pretty babyish, I mean, who wants a name like Kayla? I changed my name because I hated it so much.
It's made up but it's a little pretty.
Not a fan, but I know a nice person who is a talented writer with this name. I don't think it fits her at all, haha.
Sounds more mature than Makayla.
My dad wanted to spell my name Cayla, but my mum put a stop to it. I honestly think having the name Kayla is boring and a bit of a drag. It also can be very confusing when you throw in other names that sound like Kayla. You have no idea of the struggle of having people with names like Mikayla, Makayla, and Caleb in the same class as you, especially when you have a teacher like the one I had in third grade who would say Caleb's (there was a Caleb in that class) and my name's so similarly that we would both have to go up to see who she wanted- it was horrible.
This name is much more popular in the United States than in the U.K., probably because its popularity originates from the U.S. daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. I picture someone named Kayla to be around 30 years old (in 2017, the year I'm writing this), Caucasian, and from a lower class or lower middle class background. I don't think it's a bad name, but I prefer it as a nickname for Michaela rather than a stand-alone name.
Kayla Jean Mueller was an American human rights activist and humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, Arizona. She was taken captive in August 2013 in Aleppo, Syria, after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital. Media had long reported that a 26-year-old American aid worker was being held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant without naming her, at her family's request. Her captivity and death were widely reported upon confirmation of her death.
My name is Kayla. When I was younger I used to hate my name, I thought it sounded babyish and reminded me of the word "cake". But as I've grown older I've begun to realize its beauty. It's a very cheerful sounding name, not too serious. It's sweet and adorable. As for those who think the name is ridiculous on a grown woman, better to have a name that is youthful than one that ages you, right? Also, I've only met one other Kayla in my lifetime.
My name is Kayla and my mom just thought it was a pretty name she just found in a baby book.
This is my name, and I am personally not a fan of it at all. I don't think it even sounds like name; it sounds/looks made-up and hearing it aloud in reference to me (or to others, for that matter, as everyone and their sister it seems is named Kayla) makes me cringe. Kayla is a name associated with youth and immaturity. Go ahead, try to picture a professional, successful, middle-aged woman named Kayla. It's not a name to grow up with; it's a name parents think is cute so they make it their child's name, not thinking of them at an age past 20. It's impossible to make even a nice nickname out of it. My sister calls me Kale (pronounced like the vegetable), and while I think it's an endearing nickname I wouldn't want just anyone calling me that. I've accepted the name but really am not a fan of it.
This is my favorite girl name. I have thought it is beautiful since the first time I heard it.
Childish.
Wow, there is a lot of discussion of this name! I named my daughter Kayla in 2003, and not because of the soap opera. I had many other names picked out as well. Kayla sounds delicate and pretty. She is a very intelligent, sweet, brunette. We gave her this name because it was a variant of Katherine, but a bit more current. It means "pure in heart", and I can honestly say it fits her well.
P.S. The name Kayla on the soap opera was given to an adult, so I think it will wear well in later years.
Reminds me of kale, a spinach-like green vegetable. I don't think of it as a name a very well educated person would choose, even though I am sure many have.
This is a trashy, ugly made up name, and there are so many other girl names that have a similar sound to this. What an awful name.
I live in Virginia, USA and I barely ever hear the name. I have only met 2 other Kayla's in my lifetime. Also, I get complimented on the name very often. It might be short but it's also very beautiful. I think it sounds very unique and I have always loved that my parents named me this. They were deciding between Kayla and Sarah and I am so glad they chose Kayla. Sarah is so generic. Kayla has always felt to me that it embodies someone who is fun, outgoing and energetic. I think it will last as a great name throughout my whole life. I am 23 now and do not feel I "outgrew" it or ever will.

It's a beautiful name that I have absolutely loved having and introducing myself as.
My name is also Kayla and my mom does watch Days of Our Lives. I actually asked her if that was where she got the name and she insists that her and my dad went through a baby name book and my name just stuck out to them. She also liked how it flowed together when she wrote it with my middle name-which is Rae. I personally like my name and everyone else I know likes it too. My folks tend to call me Kayrae, which is really the only childish name I've ever responded to. I did used to hate it when I was little, but it's really grown on me and I couldn't imagine going by anything else.
My birth name is Kayla. Let me tell you, I've had nothing but problems with this name since I was a child. It's absolutely dreadful.

Even at 6 years old, I hated my name. Every other girl had a long, beautiful name that seemed very mature like Nichole or Michelle. I, on the other hand, had a short and "cutesy" name. I was always told how adorable it was. However, I always acted older than my peers so it didn't fit me very well. I'm a bit of a square and my personality is very calm and serious. I was always friends with my teachers, and still am to this day; I never got along with the troublesome type or anyone my own age. Everything about this name did not suit me.

As I got older, this name started to become a burden. On a 6 year old, it sounds childish and tolerable, but as I went into high school and a college freshman, it has made a negative impact with my teachers and professors. When I first met my professor, we got along well, but when I introduced myself with the name "Kayla" he jumped back a bit and squinted his eyes. When he introduces me, he sometimes forgets my name (but no one else) even though we talk all the time, more than most of his other students. He's not the first to do this.

It even has made an awkward impression at work. Not only is this a common name, which I've had to share with people my whole life, always being referred to by my last name, it has made me seem almost non-existent. No one can remember or pronounce my name correctly. I've been called Kylie, Kala, Kyla, but almost never Kayla. I live in a primarily Hispanic area, so "Y" sounds next to "L's" are difficult to pronounce together for most residents living here.

This is very personal, but I feel like sharing it: I was hospitalized for attempting suicide. When I was there that week, out of 10 girls there for similar reasons, there were two other Kaylas. One of those Kaylas had the same last name as me; no one could tell us apart when calling for us on roll call during lunch. If you don't think names impact who you are, you're sadly mistaken.

I asked my parents when they named me this, and they didn't know why. They gave me the name because they couldn't think of one when I was born, and they heard the name on "Days of Our Lives," thought it would be cute, and decided on it; but years later, they said they hated the name and regretted giving it to me. Apparently after hearing how people address me, and them pronouncing my name over the years, they said it was bland and didn't fit an older girl. In fact, they found it ugly.

I'm not Kayla ___(Insert Last Name Here)___; I'm just Kayla. If a name is so common, it can't even be your name without adding something to it, don't be the jack*** parent that gives that name to their kid. Kayla is a bland, unmemorable name. As I say, "Kayla" sounds like "Blah." Think about how it's going to impact them; it's FOR LIFE (unless they save up the grand it costs to change it and are willing to tell every employer the reason for changing their name until they die).
I love this name my best friend has this name. If I could, I would change it to this beautiful name.
I'm just glad that I was named Kayla in 1984 when the name wasn't common yet, because that means I am one of the Kayla pioneers. In my age group, there is a limited supply of Kayla's. It's funny how I was also named off of Days Of Our Lives but I have never seen my parents ever watch a soap opera! So there is something to this, because this is a very common thing that happened.
When I was little, when you met an adult they would say, "Oh that's a pretty name," as if they never heard it before, now they probably have heard it upon first meeting you. My mom wanted to name me Sheree, but my dad didn't like it so they named me Kayla. I'm so thankful I was named Kayla, and not Sheree. I've never known anyone by that name and I don't like it. I like Kayla a lot better. And for a person to think it would be weird for a 45 year old Kayla to be walking around? Seriously? I'm sure some of these Kayla haters would love the name Gretchen.
Part of loving yourself is loving your name, so I wish all the Kayla's would love their name.
I love this name! Even though it is my name, I love and wouldn't change it for the world! I'm so glad my parents picked it out! I have known a few MEAN Kayla's in my lifetime, not all of the Kayla's are bad! So don't hate this name because you've had some bad experience with this name!
This is cute for a five year old. But picturing a 45 year old woman named Kayla is funny. Please give your daughter a respectable name. Kayla is not a respectable name. It's a pole dancing name.
I'd rather be dead than be named Kayla... Such a ridiculously trendy name... It's like saying "I'm a dumb blonde girl and I live in California. Teehee!"
Hello my name is Kayla, like many many others on this page, lol. I used to dread my name- it's so popular, I know three others- and didn't understand why my mom named me this super common name. Now, today I am grateful to be called Kayla. It has such a powerful meaning and in the meaning rests beauty. Pure- isn't that lovely? Pure is a standard I want to live my life at and having a name with that meaning is so encouraging.
My name is Kayla and I honestly don't care what they think of me because I am who I am and no one on earth is perfect. People are different, no two people are alike and we all have different personalities. No one can change me or who I am. So anyone who thinks I'm crazy or dumb whatever, I don't care because I am my own self and I'm proud to say that.
My name is Kayla. Although I hate my name, it isn't as popular around here.
Kayla... Bambi... no difference really. Blonde and dumb comes to mind!
"Blonde and dumb"? Isn't that kind of racist? Anyway, the name Kayla sounds fairly pretty to me, but it does remind me of the green spinach-like vegetable, kale.
When I think of Kayla, I think of a simple minded upper middle class white girl who is not particularly intelligent. Ugg this name is just so... unattractive.
A lot of people are named after the character on Days of Our Lives and yet, I was named after a stripper seen on Jerry Springer. Ahaha.

But just for the record... I'm not a snobby, mean etc type of person. More honest, outspoken etc sort of person. Just because a girl is named Kayla doesn't mean they are straight up mean, snobby, etc.
Kayla sounds very snobbish and the people who I have personally met with this name are snobs/rude people. It is also way too "cutesy" sounding and doesn't age well on a person past 10 years old.

I hate to say it, but all of the Kayla, Kaylee, Kylie, Keeli, Kelsie names just sound trashy to me. I always know when a name is trendy when there are so many different ways to spell it (cayla, kaila, kaylah etc.)
Everyone has their opinions. I find it a nice name in my area. The name is unique-I haven't met any spelled Cayla like mine yet. People often tell me comments about my name like beautiful, unique, the spelling as well, and you cant judge every Kayla because one was rude. Everyone is different and if one black person is rude it doesn't mean they all are. You can't judge people by stuff like that. You need to realize how stupid you look, not only because Cayla is my name but because you won't get anywhere scooping that low in life by judging people like that. But otherwise, a really good name not any better nor less cooler than any other names out there but yeah beautiful name.
Ps people that think it doesn't have meaning, you should spend more time looking up your ridiculous thoughts that you have no information on. And if it didn't have meaning maybe that parent has a meaning from it.♡.
Fun fact: In Urdu کیلا (pronounced Kaylaa) means "banana".
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.
The Killing of Kayla Sloane is the title of a book by Kim Harrington.
I was at a talk about Jewish items in a museum this weekend. One item was a piece of porcelain inscribed with the name of bride and groom. It dated from very early 18th century Germany - 1715 or thereabouts. The names of the nuptial couple were Meir and Kayla. When the rabbi who was describing the items pronounced the bride's name - "kyla" - a few people thought immediately of the Aussie girl's name Kylie. How interesting to know that Kayla has history and meaning!
This name makes me think of a ditzy cheerleader. I don't like it.
My mom watched "Days of Our Lives" and loved it and so came my name :)
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.
NO. It is not kiddish, it is YIDDISH.
Hehe, pun (just kidding)
Kaila-Rose
Cayla-Rose
Caila-Rose.
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.
Variants:
Kaila
Caila
Cayla.
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)
Kayla Batt is Miss Nebraska 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.
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.
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.
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!
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, "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.
Pronounced like "kyla".
It's such a trendy name, and I dislike trendy names. It would be much better to name her Layla instead of Kayla.
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.
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.
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.
I used to think this was the prettiest name in the world until it became so overused. Now find it dull, boring, and simple.
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.
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.
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 Céila. If you are thinking about calling your daughter Kayla, go on ahead. It's a lovely name.
Pronounced "Kyla".
I know far too many Kayla's to even appreciate the actual name. Too too popular for my taste.
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.
This name is a youthful name and may not suit an adult in my opinion. However, it's very cute.
Pronounced "Kie-lah".
Kayla Williams -- author of the autobiographical book, Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army. Must read!
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.
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.
Ooohhh. I like Kayla (2) better than Kayla (1). It has more depth to it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An awful, awful name. There's nothing to it.
Kayla is my name and I've never liked it. My mom also got it from Days of Our Lives. My middle name too, Renee.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kayla is personally one of my favorite names. I love it. It sounds so cute and girly!
I think Kayla is a very beautiful name.
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.
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.
Kayla is a dull, boring and overused name that I am tired of hearing.
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'.
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.
My friend told me it means "BANANA" in her language. I don't think anyone would want to name their kid banana! lol!
I love this, but spelled Kaela only. I think the Kayla spelling is too common.
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!
I love the name Kayla, it is very pretty and elegant.
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!
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.
The pure one. This is Hebrew.
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.
Kayla is a lovely name. Delicate and pretty.
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.
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!
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.
Could not Kayla also be a short form of Michaela? Since Michaela has some trendy spellings like Mikayla and Makayla.
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!
This is an AWFUL name! I know very unkind people with this name. I advise you to not name your daughter this.
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!
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.
Another way of spelling Kayla is Cayla.
I went to Legoland and there was a person who was doing name checks and she said that "Kayla" meant a tiara made up of flowers!
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.
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.
I mother too got my middle name from Kayla on Days of Our Lives but she chose to spell it Kaela.
In English, "Kayla" is a form of the name "Katherine" and means "pure". In Arabic, "Kayla" means "wise child".

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