Quick Facts on Kiley
- American, Celtic, Gaelic
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Kiley
Kiley is a spelling variant of Kylie. There are two possible origins of the name Kylie. The first suggests that Kylie is a modern invention, taken from the Celtic male name Kyle (from the Gaelic word “caol” meaning ‘slender’) and combining it with the female name Kelly (from “ceallach” meaning ‘hermit’ or ‘frequenter of churches’). The other possible origin of Kylie is connected to the indigenous Aboriginal people of Western Australia and a similar word in their native language for a ‘boomerang’. In any case, the name was popularized in Australia, but is now primarily used in the United States where, due to its popularity, respellings have occurred.
Popularity of the Name Kiley
Kiley followed Kylie onto the American popularity charts in the same year – 1978 (although Kylie has always been the most popular spelling of this name). Kiley has done okay on the charts, advancing throughout the 1980s and 90s, but as we’ve entered the 21st century, she seems to be slipping in favor a bit. Really, though, with all of these “Kylie” names it just comes down to a matter of spelling preference (they‘re all pronounced the same way so it doesn’t matter that much). The Kiley spelling reminds us of Riley and Miley – two other cutesy names. These are all names for the non-traditional parents who prefer fleeting yet fashionable naming styles of more modern times. This little ‘boomerang’ may not return to the charts after its expired itself with overuse. We get that it’s a darling name, but it may not stand the test of time. We’ll have to wait and see.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kiley
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kiley
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kiley
Kiley We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kiley.
Popular Songs on Kiley
Kiley - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Kiley.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kiley
Kiley - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Kiley.
Famous People Named Kiley
Famous People Named Kiley - Kiley Dean (R&B singer)
Children of Famous People Named Kiley
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Kiley - Edward Kennedy, Jr. (businessman, Ted Kennedy’s son)
Kiley - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kiley - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kiley.
Personality of the Girl Name Kiley
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Variations of the Baby Name - Kiley