US Popularity:4307
Other Origin(s):British, Gaelic
Meaning:Slim and fair; Slender meadow; Free man
With its modern sound, Caleigh is an excellent option for honoring your Gaelic heritage through baby. Coming from the name Caoilfhionn, it means "slim and fair," which are both common descriptors for characters you'll find across Irish mythology, like the otherworldly beings of the Tuatha Dé Danann. This race of gods and goddesses was said to rule the country and possessed unique gifts for the arts, architecture, and magic. They later became the sídhe, or fairies, of Irish legend once their rule came to an end. Caleigh can be inspired by these deities to forge her own path and embrace leadership. Caleigh may also be a blend of the Irish word caol, meaning “slender,” and the Old English word leigh, meaning “meadow.” For an extra touch, Caleigh can be a variant spelling of Callie, an adorable nickname for Caroline. Meaning “free man,” this name is a great choice to help baby feel liberated and ready to make their own choices in life.

Caleigh Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Caleigh is currently #4555 on The Bump
Girl:Caleigh is currently #3062 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Caleigh is currently #4307 in U.S. births
Girl:Caleigh is currently #2413 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 409
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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