Girl Baby Name

Kaylie

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Quick Facts on Kaylie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Celtic, Gaelic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 450
Pronunciation:
KAY-lee
Simple meaning:
Slender; rare beauty

Characteristics of Kaylie

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kaylie

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, Kayley, Kaylie, etc. 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 Kaylie

Kaylie appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1987 and has basically shadowed the success of Kaylee (a very high ranking female name in America today). As these “Kaylee” names became more popular, American parents keep trying to differentiate themselves (or their daughters) by making up more and more spelling variations. It’s gotten a little out of control in our opinion, and has caused a lot of spelling confusion among kindergarten teachers across the nation (as well as a bit of eye-rolling). Kaylie is probably the most phonetically sound spelling (after Kaylee), but don’t kid yourself if you think this name is unique just by changing a few vowels around. This is the type of name that appeals to simple, no-nonsense parents who like cutesy names (Kaylie, Bailey, Rylie, Haylie, Kylie, Callie, well, you get the picture). While these names are preciously darling, it’s hard to see them age into adulthood very gracefully. But then again, an entire generation of Kaylies will grow old together and by that time, it just may very well sound modern American. Who’s to say?
Popularity of the Girl Name Kaylie
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Personality of the Girl Name Kaylie

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 - Kaylie

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