Kaileigh 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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This is a combination of the Hawaiian name Kai (meaning "the sea") and the common name Leigh.
The "ai" makes the "I" sound and therefore the name can also be prounounced like "Kylie." My daughter is Kaileigh and is often called "Kaylee" she hates that they mispronounce her name and is quick to correct whomever is speaking! I love the uniqueness of the spelling and love the meaning of the name.
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I love my name and always receive compliments on the spelling, but I often find my name spelled wrong on awards and such and I also find people having a hard time pronouncing it. Some examples of these mispronunciations are Callie, Kylie, Ky-eel-lee, Hayley, Raleigh, Collie, and Kayla. But, I like to think that these mispronunciations are just because people are stupid. But I still love my name and wouldn't change it for the world.
My daughter is Kaileigh (we pronounce it Kay-lee) and it is usually pronounced correctly when people see it written down although once, a nurse at her pediatrician's office pronounced it Kuh-lee-uh.
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Kai, Kay, and Kail.
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