Kayla

Pronunciation: ka-he-e-la-h
Origin: Ireland
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Kayla is a feminine name with roots in Irish, Greek, and Hebrew, and it has multiple meanings depending on its cultural origin. Some common meanings of the name Kayla include "crown of laurels" and "god-like" from Hebrew and Arabic, "pure" from Greek, and "slender and fair" from Irish. The name first appeared in the late 1950s and has since become popular worldwide. The origin of Kayla can be traced back to the Irish name Caolfhionn, which translates to "slender" or "fair". It is also considered a nickname for Michaela, the feminine version of the biblical Hebrew boy's name Michael. Kayla has roots in the Yiddish name Kaila, which means "slim and fair". Due to its diverse origins, the name Kayla has many variations, such as Kayle, Callia, Kyah, Keely, Kyra, Kylie, and Kiara. The popularity of the name Kayla in the 1980s was primarily a result of celebrity influence. Today, Kayla is the 217th most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to the Social Security Administration data.

Kayla Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Kayla is currently #248 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Kayla is currently #122 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Kayla is currently #245 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Kayla is currently #122 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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