"laurel, crown"

Kayla Origin and Meaning

The name Kayla is a girl's name of Arabic, Hebrew origin meaning "laurel, crown".

Kayla is a modern invented name that emerged in the late 1950s. Despite its similarity to the name Michaela, Kayla most likely began as a combination of the then-popular name Kay and -la suffix. Alternatively, it may be a variation of the Yiddish name Kaila, which derived from the Hebrew name Kelila. Kayla can also be considered an Anglicization of the Gaelic surname MacCaollaidhe or MacCathail.

Kayla sprang from obscurity due to a soap opera, Days of Our Lives, in the 1980s to become a superstar, reaching Number 12. After giving birth to the related Mikayla and Kaylee, Kayla's now fallen in the charts. She's made more recent media appearances on Desperate Housewives and NCIS.

# 324 in the US

Kayla Rank in US Top 1000

# 325 on Nameberry

Kayla Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Kayla Popularity

Famous People Named Kayla

  • Kayla CollinsAmerican model
  • Kayla Noelle EwellAmerican actress
  • Kayla RadomskiAmerican dancer and finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • Kayla PedersenAmerican basketball player
  • Kayla McBrideAmerican basketball player
  • Kayla HarrisonAmerican judoka
  • Kayla McCormicksister of American actress Sierra McCormick
  • Kayla Barclay HallAmerican beauty queen; Miss Utah 2008
  • Kayla MartellAmerican beauty queen; Miss Delaware 2010
  • Kayla Blake (born Elsie Mapuana Sniffen)American actress
  • Kayla Denise ParkerAmerican R&B singer
  • Kayla ReevesAmerican pop singer of the Trans,Siberian Orchestra
  • Kayla McAlisterNew Zealand rugby player
  • Kayla McCall TauscheAmerican TV journalist
  • Kayla J. YooSouth Korean pop singer
  • Kayla SchmuckerAbe and Rebecca Schmucker's daughter from TLC's Breaking Amish
  • Kayla Deitzdaughter of TV personality Terry Deitz ("Survivor")
  • Kayla Jacquelyn Haas (b. 2006)daughter of pro wrestlers Charlie Haas and Jackie Gayda
  • Kayla Brianna Smithdaughter of basketball player Kenny Smith
  • Kayla Leslie Caballerodaughter of skateboarder Steve Caballero
  • Kayla Earnhardtdaughter of NASCAR driver Kerry Earnhardt
  • Kayla MoodyInstagram Model & U.S. Military Wife

Kayla in Pop Culture

  • Kayla Bradycharacter on TV soap "Days of Our Lives"
  • Kayla Robinsoncharacter in the "House of Night" series
  • Kayla Huntingtoncharacter on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
  • Kayla Vancecharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Kaylacharacter in movie "Carpool"
  • Kayladaughter of Apollo, in Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan
  • Kaylastepsister to Cinderella in Whatever After series (sister to Beatrice and daughter to Betty)
  • Kaylalead character from the film "Eighth Grade"
  • Kaylacharacter in Suspu's webcomic "Shootaround".