Other Origin(s):Irish; Welsh; Greek
Meaning:Pure; Wharf; Key; Meadow; Slender
Kaylee is a feminine name of multiple origins that is thought to be a combination of the classic names Kay and Lee. Kay serves as a short variant of the Greek name Katherine, meaning "pure." It may also come from the Welsh word cai and the Old English word coeg, meaning "wharf" and "key," respectively. If baby's first home is going to be near the sea, Kaylee can definitely hold the key to their heart. As for Lee, it comes from the Old English word lēa or lēah, meaning "meadow." Kaylee may also have roots in the Irish name Caollaidhe and the Irish word caol, meaning "slender." Kaylee is a beautiful modern name of many origins and definitions, making it a versatile choice for naming baby.
Behind the Name, Kaylee, April 2022
Behind the Name, Kay, January 2019
Behind the Name, Lee, January 2022
Ancestry, Lee Family History
Online Etymology Dictionary, Kay, October 2017
Online Etymology Dictionary, Catherine, November 2022
Online Etymology Dictionary, lea (n.), September 2017
Online Etymology Dictionary, quay (n.), March 2021
LibraryIreland, Ó Caollaidhe
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