Cayley Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kaylee:
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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We chose this name and way of spelling because we didn't want it to be easily shortened to Kay or Lee
This is the only 'Kaylee' spelling that is also used as a surname. Considering that this is such a lightweight name, I think the Cayley spelling is the most respectable.
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In tenth grade I participated in a mathematics competition called the 'Cayley Contest,' named after British mathematician Arthur Cayley.
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Arthur Cayley (1821–1895), British mathematician
Charles Bagot Cayley (1823–1883), British linguist
George Cayley (1773–1857), English naturalist, physical scientist, engineer, inventor, politician, and pioneer of flight
Neville William Cayley (1886–1950), Australian author, artist, and amateur ornithologist
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