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Girl Name: Kayla

Name: Kayla
Pronunciation: \ka(y)-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: slim, fair
Origin: Yiddish
Related Names: McKayla, Shayla, Tayla, Kay
Sounds Like: Kyla, Kala, Gayla, Kayli, Kaylea
Variant forms: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cayla, Caylie, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kahla, Kaila, Kailagh, Kailah, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylla, Kaylyn, Keyla
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 338

Description

Kayla \ka(y)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced KAY-la. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kayla is "slim and fair". From Caoilainn. Also used as a modern variant of Kayley and Katherine, or as a diminutive of Michaela. Also possibly from the Yiddish name Kelila, meaning "crown of laurel". Initial popularity of the name is due to the character named Kayla on the daytime TV drama "Days of Our Lives". See also Kaylee.

Kayla has 25 variant forms: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cayla, Caylie, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kahla, Kaila, Kailagh, Kailah, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylla, Kaylyn and Keyla.

For more information, see also related names McKayla, Shayla, Tayla and Kay.

Baby names that sound like Kayla are Kyla, Kala, Gayla, Kayli and Kaylea.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Kayla.

Popularity

Kayla is a very popular first name for women (#338 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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