Kayleigh Name Meaning & Origin

Kayleigh

Pronunciation: KAY-lee (key)

Origin of the name Kayleigh:

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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I like the name Kayleigh. I think it is very pretty.

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as I was born in the late 80'S everyone asks where you named after the song ? of course I was the name was nigh on non existent before marillion throw it out their and then they generally persist to sing that bloody song .

My best friend is Kayleigh her nickname is K or KK:D

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Kay, KK, Kat, LeLe, Lei, KayKay, Kayl, Kaylpop, Gramma K

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Ceili: a Gaelic party.

Céilidh; in Scottish Gaelic, a celebration of life!

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Song: "Kayleigh" by Marillion

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