Quick Facts on Caleigh
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KAY-lee; or KAL-lee
Characteristics of Caleigh
Etymology & Historical Origin - Caleigh
Caleigh is either a variant of Kaylee or Callie, depending on how you pronounce it (KAY-lee vs. KAL-lee). In both cases, these names are modern American inventions which may have been inspired by other names. For instance, Kaylee follows the popular “Kay” trend along with other female names like Kayla, Kayden, Kaydence, Kaylyn, etc. Most likely, the name Kaylee is merely a result of the combination of appealing sounds put together: Kay + Lee. Therefore, this name has no true etymological history. Some say the name may have been inspired by the Irish female name Caoilainn (pronounced KAY-lin) which means “slender and fair” from the Gaelic elements “caol” and “fionn”. The other possibility is that Caleigh was influenced by Callie, largely considered a diminutive or pet form of Calista (from the Greek “kallista” meaning “fairest, most beautiful”). In Greek mythology, Callisto was a beautiful nymph who attracted the eye of Zeus and the wrath of his wife Hera (see the names Callie or Calista for more information). Caleigh is pretty much in a category all by herself, though. To say she’s related to the Irish Caoilainn or the Greek Kallista is a stratch of the imagination. Caleigh is really nothing more than a modern American name invention – a cutesy respelling with a questionable pronunciation.
Popularity of the Name Caleigh
Caleigh is one of those names with a ton of possible spelling variations (Kaylee, Kayleigh, Kailey, Kaylie, Caylee, Kailee, Calleigh, Kaleigh and Kayley, for instance). That’s what we like to call overkill. If Caleigh is indeed a respelling of Kaylee, then we can tell you it’s one of the least popular spelling options available today. Caleigh showed up on America’s Top 1000 list in 1998 but has never been able to hold firm to the charts. In fact, the name recently disappeared from the charts and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see she has way too much competition. And there’s something cartoonish about a name with this many spelling variations. It’s just downright silliness.
Popularity of the Girl Name Caleigh
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Caleigh
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Caleigh
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Popular Songs on Caleigh
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Caleigh
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Famous People Named Caleigh
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Children of Famous People Named Caleigh
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Caleigh - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Caleigh
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Caleigh