Kaela Name Meaning & Origin

Kaela

Pronunciation: KAY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Kayla:

Transferred use of the Anglicized Irish surname, which is from the Gaelic Mac Caollaidhe (son of Caollaidhe) and O'Caollaidhe (descendant of Caollaidhe). The name is derived from caol (slender).

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My name is Kaela-Rae, and my parents spelled my name in this unique way so it would go well with "Rae". I am always either asked how to spell my name, or getting it spelled with a "y" instead. I don't mind really, it just means that I have a creative, unique name!
~Kaela-Rae, age 15
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Wow, I find the above story very coincidental because my name is Kaela-Rose (also 15!). I get many compliments about my name, and I love the history and origin of Kaela. Yes, people misspell it a lot,(with 'y') but it's worth it; I love my name!
- Kaela-Rose

Nicknames for Kaela: | Edit

-Kaelz
-Kaelsy
-Ela (or) Ella
-Kae (or) Kay
-Kael pronounced Kail
-Aela (or) Ayla
-Mikaela (although it's extended and IS pronounced like Mikaela, it's a combination of "my" and "Kaela"... so "My Kaela" = Mikaela)
-Kae Kae (although I don't like it)

Meanings and history of the name Kaela: | Edit

Arabic: Beloved, sweetheart
Greek: Pure
English: Pure, keeper of the keys
Irish/Gaelic: Slim and fair

Hebrew: Kaela, being the shortened version of Mikaela (the feminine derivative of Michael) is also thought to mean "Who is like the Lord?"

Hebrew: A/the laurel crown; a crown made of laurels was often given to winners of competitions back in ancient Greece and were associated with victory/triumph. A laurel crown is a wreath placed on top of a person's head. Though modern laurel wreaths are often circular and made of Bay Laurels (an evergreen plant), they were shaped more like horse shoes in ancient Greece.

Famous real-life people named Kaela: | Edit

-Kaela Kimura, Japanese Pop Singer
-Kaela Green, Photographer

Kaela in song, story & screen: | Edit

-Mikaela Banes; the character Mikaela Banes was played by Megan Fox in the "Transformers" movies.

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