Quick Facts on Kailey
- American, Celtic, Gaelic
- Number of syllables:
- Ranking popularity:
Slender; rare beauty
Characteristics of Kailey
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kailey
We’re calling this name Celtic in origin, although it’s more of an American invention, another respelling of Kaylee. Presumably Kaylee is derived from similar Irish names such as Keela or Keelin. Keelin comes from the Gaelic “Caoilfhinn” (pronounced kale + in) which translates into “slender” (caol) and “white, fair, pure” (finn). Keela, on the other hand, comes from the Gaelic word ‘cadhla’ which means a girl “so beautiful that only poets can describe her.” (i.e., a rare beauty). The names Kaylee and Kayley are of such recent origin that it’s difficult to ascertain the true etymological elements, particularly since it occurs in so many different spelling variations. It is also believed to be the transferred use of the anglicized Irish surname “O’Caollaidhe” (descendent of Caollaidhe). So we’re back to the meaning (caol) slender.
Popularity of the Name Kailey
Kailey followed Kaylee onto the charts in 1987. While Kaylee debuted three years earlier in 1984, she was an immediate success. As Kaylee became more and more popular, altered respellings quickly began to emerge. Now we have Kailey, Caleigh, Caylee, Kaleigh, Kayley and Kaylie. While there’s no denying this is definitely a cute name, the amount of “kreative” new spellings is bordering on obnoxiousness. We respect parents’ rights to name their child whatever they want, but it should be noted that overly-mutated names can cause a few issues for your child later in life. For one, they’ll have to constantly confirm (and probably re-confirm) the spelling of their name for other people; and secondly, they’ll probably have to clear up pronunciation issues (is it KAY-lee or KYE-lee?). It may seem like only a minor nuisance right now, but many people with these types of names say it can be pretty tiresome after a while. Because Kaylee is a Top 50 favorite girl’s name in America, and because there are a slew of spelling variants (plus similarly sounding names like Katelyn, Kaelyn, Kylie, Kallie), the name is by and large considered too trendy, overdone and cutesy at this point.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kailey
You need Adobe Flash Player 6 (or above) to view the charts. It is a free and lightweight installation from Adobe.com. Please click here
to install the same.
Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kailey
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kailey
Kailey We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kailey.
Popular Songs on Kailey
Kailey - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Kailey.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kailey
Kailey's Bugs (Ina Beena) - Learn what different kinds of bugs there are and how to count them with Kailey as she tells you how much she loves her bugs. Kailey's Bugs is full of rich colors to help with them, it's full of easy to draw picutres for the young to trace and copy which will cultivate their creative side. It has reoccurring text for beginning readers and multiple shapes and bugs to help with identification. This fun and pleasant story will delight children on multiple levels. It's all about teaching them to have fun while they learn. Enjoy. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Kailey: American Girl Today (Amy Goldman Koss) - Ten-year-old Kailey loves the tide pools on her beach. Can she find a way to save them from a developer who wants to build a marina? Recommended for ages 7-10.
Learning with Kailey & Anthony: Kailey Meets Anthony (Elizebeth G'rani) - Kailey and Anthony are two children who met in March; a beautiful friendship begins with children and parents as they grow together and learn together. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Kailey
Famous People Named Kailey - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Kailey.
Children of Famous People Named Kailey
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Kailey - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kailey.
Kailey - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kailey - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kailey.
Personality of the Girl Name Kailey
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 - Kailey