Sometimes you want a name that’s close to the original spelling but different enough to stand out. Kayleigh succeeds in standing out from the crowd, with similar-sounding alternatives including Kaley, Kayley, Kaylee and Kali. The name has Irish origins, ultimately translating into “slender,” from the Irish “caol,” and “fair,” from the word “finn.”. In the US, Kayleigh first made the baby-naming charts in the mid-1980s and, though not as favored as Kaylee, is still making it on birth certificates across the country. The suffix “leigh” has dipped in popularity over the years, which is a positive, as you can give baby a lesser-known name that will stand out.
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