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Origin: Bulgaria
Region Origin: Eastern 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.

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