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Gender: Female Origin of Kayleigh: Spelling variation of Kaylee and Caylee Kayleigh's Popularity in 2017: #397

The name Kayleigh is a girl's name . Kayleigh is ranked #397 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

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The -leigh suffix seems to be losing its luster; several names in this category, including Kayleigh, Kyleigh and Ryleigh, peaked in popularity a few years back but have since lost quite a bit of ground.

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Famous People Named Kayleigh

Kayleigh Emma Pearson, English model
Kayleigh McEnany, American political commentator
Kayleigh Morris, Welsh reality TV personality ("Ex on the Beach" and "Big Brother")
Kayleigh O'Reilly, Miss Northern Ireland Earth 2009
Kayleigh Anne Marie Green, Welsh footballer
Kayleigh Yeoman, Irish reality TV personality ("Operation Transformation")
Kayleigh Goldsworthy, American co-lead singer of band The Scarlet Ending; twin of sister Kaleena
Kayleigh Severn, American reality TV personality ("Bad Girls Club")
(Zara) Layla Kayleigh, English-American actress and TV personality

Pop Culture References for the name Kayleigh

Kayleigh Miller, character in the movie "The Butterfly Effect"
Kayleigh Morton, character in British soap "Coronation Street"
Kayleigh Gibbs, character in British soap "Emmerdale"
Kayleigh Kitson, character on British TV series "Peter Kay's Car Share"
"Kayleigh," song by British band Marillion


FantasyandPrayer Says:


I knew a few Kayleighs growing up, and considering the modern trend of double E ending names, I've always assumed it's far more authentic and older than Kaylee. It feels far nicer and far more real than the other variations imo.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name, which owes most of its popularity to the Marillion hit. Here in the UK certainly, it was barely heard of before that. Too many similar names took the trend to extremes, though. Kylie was popular in Australia already, but here, it sounds ridiculous, because it's so obvious that people in the 80s to 90s were naming their kids after Kylie Minogue. I love her too, but I mean, it's one step away from calling a kid Madonna, just because you love the singer. I'm a Madonna fan, but I wouldn't have dreamt of doing that to a kid. Kylie isn't that extreme as a name, but it still sounds lame, like Britney. It isn't the names themselves but the too obvious associations. Rant over...! X

Kayleigh Says:


My own name is kayleigh and personally I absolutely love my name in my whole school of about 1000 students there is only 2 of us with the name with kayleigh, i like how unique it is and personally i find it hilarious when people pronounce it wrong or spell it badly it gives me and my friends a giggle. Ive also found its a name that has many nicknames which i like aswell as kayleigh can be rather long to say. Some of my friends call me kay,k-lee,KK and my family call me kayls, it give my life abit of variation. Most of my friends hate their name and would love to change it and im probably one of many who actually like it and would recommend calling your daughter it. I hope you i helped abit, although I probably sound rather big headed lol x

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I always thought the original spelling was Ceilidh. But I can't find it on Nameberry at all.

htw Says:


It's easy to make fun of because it's a terrible name.

rie Says:


About as cheap and common as that put-down you use and all of its variants in the Nameberry comments sections. Just stop already. It's not funny, it's just easy to make fun of. We get it. Try posting something more informative rather than rude.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I thought this was a brand new modern name but I actually met a Kayleigh who is an adult and has kids...

htw Says:


Sounds like something someone from 16 and pregnant would name their kid. Cheap. Common. About as trendy as a zebra print purse with hot pink accents.

kendallrhea1 Says:


I like this spelling the best... and if I were to use it, I would use it like this because of the Marillion song.

eveyalecia Says:


My best friend is Kayleigh and she loves her name, though she doesn't like having to spell it for people. Sometimes she goes by Kay.

iyasia Says:


hi my name is iyasia i am 14 years old i have a niece name kayleigh iand i love her i would i make it up to her when she is older when i see her the next time

Sweekune Says:


Despite it's trendy -leigh suffix I love this name. I prefer this spelling and Ceilidh to Kaylee/Kayley.