Kailey Name Meaning & Origin

Kailey

Pronunciation: KAY-lee (key)

Origin of the name Kailey:

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). Var: Kailee, Kaili, Kali, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kayleigh.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Can also be pronounced as 'Kylie', the nick name 'Kai' is usually pronounced 'Ky'

There was an American Girl doll named Kailey. She was the Girl of the Year for 2003.

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My name is Kailey and I am 18. I could count on two hands how many people named Kailey (Kaylee, Kaileigh, ect.)I have met, and all except one were much younger than me. My guess is that the name was popular in the early 90's and early 2000.

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KK, Kailz, Kay

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