Quick Facts on Caylee
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Characteristics of Caylee
Etymology & Historical Origin - Caylee
Caylee is an Americanized respelling of a modern name creation. Kaylee is a name developed by American parents in the early 1980s through the combination of the “Kay” and “Lee” names. Kay has always been considered a short form of Katherine, and Lee is generally considered a unisex name originating from the Old English word “lēah” meaning “clearing”. From this perspective, Caylee could be said to mean “Katherine’s clearing” but this is an etymological stretch. Rather, Caylee is really just a modern coinage distinct to North America without any definitive meaning. It’s just the combination of appealing sounds which has resulted in an almost unprecedented amount of spelling variations such as Caleigh, Calleigh, Kailee, Kailey, Kaleigh, Kaylee, Kayleigh, Kayley and Kaylie. Callie, Cali and Kali could also be pronounced KAL-lee instead of KAY-lee.
Popularity of the Name Caylee
The American female name Kaylee first appeared on the female naming charts in 1984 and very quickly caught on in popularity. It became a Top 100 favorite name for girls by 1998 and thereafter, several new modifications of the name began to emerge. This is a very common naming style for American parents; that is, to take a highly popular name and alter the spelling in some phonically cutesy way. Caylee and her sisters are an extreme example of this practice. After Kaylee along came Kayleigh, Kaleigh, Kailey and Kaylie. Followed by Kailee, Kayley and Caleigh. Caylee is one of the newer spelling options appearing on the charts for the first time in 2008. Names such as Kaylee which have been modified so heavily over time often experience some form of backlash among the general population (that is to say, they inspire a little eye-rolling). Still, there’s no denying the attraction of this name for many American parents (hence it’s trendiness, overuse and enthusiastic respellings). Caylee is a cute name (very similar to Hailey and her many variations). The “-lee” suffix tends to come across as youthful and cutesy; while the “-ley” and “-lie” feel more traditional. Flashy and fanciful parents are most likely drawn to the “-leigh” suffix. It just comes down to a matter of preference. And in this case, if you like this particular name, you certainly have no shortage of choices!!
Popularity of the Girl Name Caylee
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Caylee
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Caylee
Caylee We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Caylee.
Popular Songs on Caylee
Caylee - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Caylee.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Caylee
Remember Me With Love: Caylee Anthony....my message to little boys and girls (Sala-d Malcolm) - Some say that the soul of a murdered person will never find rest until the person who commits the murder is also put to death. Caylee Marie Anthony was murdered in 2008 and her mother Casey Marie Anthony was later charged and tried for her murder. Caylee's mother was found not guilty and released from prison. This book is an imagination of what the soul of little Caylee might be going through as we continue to wonder who really killed her. Recommended for ages unknown.
Famous People Named Caylee
Famous People Named Caylee - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Caylee.
Children of Famous People Named Caylee
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Caylee - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Caylee.
Caylee - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Caylee - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Caylee.
Personality of the Girl Name Caylee
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Caylee