Kaela Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Personal experiences with the name Kaela
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
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!
- Nicknames for Kaela
-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
Arabic: Beloved, sweetheart
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
-Kaela Kimura, Japanese Pop Singer
-Kaela Green, Photographer
- Kaela in song, story & screen
-Mikaela Banes; the character Mikaela Banes was played by Megan Fox in the "Transformers" movies.