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  • Records indicate that 24,770 girls in the United States have been named Kayleigh since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 1,433 people in the U.S. were given the name Kayleigh. Those people are now 10 years old.

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      94 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Kayleigh. I was born End of Jan, 2006." Sep. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh and I was named after the Marillion song in 1994. I love my name but it does get misspelled often. It is fun to see how people spell it once I verbally tell them my name. I dont get why people think it is such a problem to have a young name. When I am 80 I could go by Kay if I wanted or something. Embrace the uniqueness. I have met 2 or 3 "Kayleigh's" in my lifetime but I have met numerous people who spell it differently." Jul. 1, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh and I love the name. I am 17 and I've not once meet somebody with the same name as me, and yes I was named after the song which is annoying because once I've told people my name they always ask if I was named after the song. Personally I wouldn't change my name as I think it's girly and suits my personality which is happy and bubbly:)" Jul. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Kayleigh Kayleigh Derwin be exact. My teacher would always call me Derwin and my friends all call me Kay. My little joke that I made up was 'every kiss begins with me. From the (Kay) Jewlers ad . That's why I love my name and yes for all you Kayleigh's ouT There yes your name came from each a rock band😂😂" Jun. 10, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My three yr old daughter has the name Kayleigh Paige. I had no idea there was a song with that name and have never heard it, but will listen now that I know. I chose the name because I always liked the spelling since I was a child and had a friend named Leighann. Always wanted some 'Leigh' name if I had a daughter. It just seemed to fit her, even during my pregnancy. She is a bright, high energy, lovely and beautiful girl; and the name suits her so well I can't imagine calling her anything else. People have a hard time spelling it, but it's beautiful in script and my favorite spelling. We've since met one other Kayleigh who even shares her birthday, Aug. 16, but one yr older. We live in Pa. USA." Sep. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kayleigh and I was named it because it means beloved in Arabic. my little brother calls me kaka which means poor in Arabic, but I don't really mind. kayleigh is an awesome name and it even has a love song made with the name. when I was little I wanted to be called Anna, but now I realise it is te best name ever!" Apr. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayleigh is my grand-daughter's name and it is beautiful as she is. Her Mom chose the "leigh" part to honor her Mother whose middle name is Leigh. Kayleigh's middle name is Alexandra to honor her Daddy whose middle name is Alexander." Dec. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is KayLeigh Elizabethand i think that because of Marillion, my name is a good name because... there is a song named "Kayleigh". There is another girl in my school with the name Kayleigh Elizabeth (same spelling minus capital "L") and she has been in my class for two years. It was quite confusing at first but after a while, everone got the hang of it. Beside her, she is the only KayLeigh i know with that spelling. I think that KayLeigh is a name givin to beautiful, bright little girl! if you are thinking of naming your daughter that... do so, you wont regret it.:)" Apr. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh. My daddy decided to name me after the song, and my middle name is the band that made the song. People always spell my name wrong, so it's a bit frustrating when i have to explain it to them, but I'm getting used to it. I have 2 other girls named the same in my school, but each is spelled different. I really like my name, and i have toms of nicknames too, since no one really wants to say it all. It feels more special because of the song." Aug. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow I go to school with many Kaylees or Kaylies, ect. I never knew that there were so many Kayleighs. I was going to be Kayleigh Grace but I am Kayleigh Erin." Nov. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Kayleigh too. It's weird seeing so many other people with my name. I always seep people with names spelled differently. I'm sorta glad that y name isn't as rare as I thought it was. Or maybe it is...huh. I guess if only this many people posted on this website, well, that isn't really alot for the entire world. I'm Kayleigh Grace. ( Gah-Grace-It's Terrible )" Feb. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter, who is 4 and a twin, Kayleigh Brianne. Did not name her after the song, didn't even know the song existed when I named her. Decided on the last part being spelled leigh because I had a friend in high school named Leigh and thought it was pretty." Jan. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kayleigh my dad picked it from the song by marillion- kayleigh" Nov. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey im Kayleigh i love my name i was also named after the song and no one can ever spell it right. I thought i was quite unique when i was in primary school no one had the name Kayleigh but when i got to high school i found someone wait 2 people who had my name. oh well its still a really Nice name and i love it!" Sep. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh(no duh) and I also was named after the song by marillion. I love my name and it's unique-ness. The only thing I hate is when people ask me to spell my name. They spell it usually with "lee" at the end and my brothers call me "kiwi". Other then that, it's the most beautiful name and I love it, even i it's named after a sappy love song." Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People never say it right, they say "Kaylay, Kylayuh, kaleah" I do like the name in general though. It's very unique, and pretty. I love writing it in cursive, it's just so awesome like that. Pros: Pretty, Unique Cons: People never say or spell it right" Aug. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name kayleigh , I named my daughter Kayleigh Rose. beautiful i love it. and the meaning as well I didnt name her after the song. It is an Irish dance - the name is soo pretty" May. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayleigh is a great name. It sound smart, creative, and friendly. I would never ever change my name." Feb. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kayleigh. She was born in 1993. I did name her after the song by Marillion. The first time I heard the song was when I was living in London, England in 1989. (The song was a huge hit in England btw). I think Kayleigh probably thought her name was difficult when she was younger, but she never let anyone shorten it in any way. I still very much love the song, and I still think it's the most wonderful name. Oh yeah, and I still love her too." Dec. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kayleigh Louise Skerritt. &i use to hate it. But NOW i Love it& The song." Dec. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My names KayLeigh and i just love it. Yes it does have the capital "L" in it. Its a combination of the name my mom wanted (Kayla)and the name my dad wanted (Leigha-he likes weird spellings). They just dropped the "a's". I think its a great name to have." Oct. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "People never get my name right, but considering I go to a French school, they're excused. I've had people call me Kayleg (French people think the "g" should be pronounced), Kylie, Kelly, and the weirdest one: Kaylight (how? There is NO "t" in my name!). For the French (although I'm half French too) they just can't accept that some letters aren't pronounced. It'd have to be written Keilleli for them to get it right. ("eille" is the "ay" sound, and "li" is simpler than "leigh".)" Sep. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh. It is the most wonderful name out there. My dad knew he would name me Kayleigh the moment he first listened to the song, even though he just thought the song was alright. That was many years before even meeting my mom." Sep. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names is kayleigh i haven't met any one spelled like mine i every one spells it wrong i love the meaning of it" Sep. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after the song. I am the type to get upset after someone messes up my name in any way, which can be a problem because almost no one gets it right on their first (and sometimes second) try. Hello, to all the other Kayleighs." Sep. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1988; Also named Kayleigh. My parents named me after both of my grandmothers. My moms mom is Vonna Kay and dads mom is Dixie Leigh. I love my name because of how they thought of it. I used to hate it when I was younger because EVERYONE spells it wrong and acts like its hard to pronounce, but we all know its not. :)" Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Kayleigh Marie I absolutly love my name!I don't like it when people spell my name wrong.My nicknames are KayKay Kayels Marie and Kayleigh cupcake acording to my 2-year-old baby cousin.I am 10 years old and I was named after the song.Also I have 2 brothers are Daniel and Jeremy They both have songs also.Daniel by Elton John.Jeremy by Pearl Jam.Kayleigh By Marillion.And thats all" Jun. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kayleigh Elizabeth back in 1987. I too named her after the Marillion song." Jun. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kayleigh and I absolutely adore the name! When we chose her name, we'd never heard of the song (we have since found it and listened to it). A few people have spelt it Kaylee, but generally they get it right. Her nicknames are: Kayl's and Loo-loo (I have no idea why really! Lol!). I would never change her name for anything - it's as beautiful as she is!" Apr. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love the name Kayleigh it's my little sisters name!! i just love it" Apr. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh Nichole. I love my name, I wouldn't change it for anything. People can never spell it right though. They put the `i` before `e`. And they pronounce it Kayla, which I don't understand because it doesnt have an `a` at the end. I wasn't named after the song, my mom just read it in the newspaper and liked it. I was supposed to be named Taylor but my brother wanted "Kaywee". haha." Mar. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother named me kayleigh i was supposed to be summer but he decided(: i like my name but the only nick name is kay but my best friend shelby calls e kayl i like it but most people spell it ka.... , kaliegh , kayliegh, or kayleigh but it gets annoying but sitll" Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was also named after the song haha its an ok song, but i think its a very pretty name and i dont know anyone else called kayleigh. everyone spells my name wrong haha" Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayleigh is my name too. I was not named after the song, but my mom did spell it that way because of it. Never met another girl with it spelt this way, a few Kaylee's and Kaley's tho. The only nicknames I've ever had were Kayy (and that's usually when writing someething, very few people call me Kayy. Only one or two) and when I was little my family called me Kakes. && My middle name is cheyenne. So it's quite a mouthful but I wouldn't change my name for anything" Feb. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh,obviously :) Everyone always spells my name Kayliegh instead of Kayleigh and get me mixed up with Keeleigh who is in my class at school. I Am English:) from Stoke:)" Feb. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hiya my name is kayleigh too and i'm 10 years of age" Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1993 and my mum called me Kayleigh after the song :) it is a lovely name! I am one of two Kayleighs' in my school. I am PROUD! It is E before I!!! Not Kayley!" Dec. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kayleigh too! My parents chose the name because we're irish and they chose it as another form of Cıilidh, which is an irish dance/gathering and not because of the song which came out quite a few years before i was born. I've never met another Kayleigh, but a few Hayleigh and Kayla's. I love my name :)" Dec. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Kayleigh. She was born in 2001. She's named after the 3 most important women in her life. My mother-in-law's middle name is Kay, my middle name is Leigh, and my mom's middle name is Jean. Therefore my daughter's name is Kayleigh Jean. I had never even heard of the song by Marillion (we're from Oklahoma, USA) but I plan to look it up!" Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "heya im Kayleigh!! from that song marillion and my second name is Eloise from the damed! i love my names and they way it is spelled, so many people get it wrong its funny. dont really know any other kayleighs who spell it the same i do. so hi to all the kayleighs out there! xxxx" Sep. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Kayleigh is a week and 3 days old, we had 2 names for months b4, they were jessica and jasmine but she just didnt look like either. then my partners nan phoned and said we had made a good choice with kayleigh, we had metioned katy to her and being old she misheard, went online to find out the meaning and heard the marillion song and thought WOW! never been so pleased. love the song too thanks itunes" Sep. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh ! I was named after the song by Marillion, I guess so were alot of people, I have like 2 other kids with the same name as me at my school but they spell it differently :P" Sep. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Kayleigh and my parents named me after that song too :D i didnt relize so many people wer named Kayleigh" Sep. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes, my name is kayleigh :) a lot of people spell and say it wrong. I don't meet a lot of other kayleighs unfortunately." Aug. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayleigh is what I'm naming my daughter due to be born in Nov 08. I love it. It is soooo pretty:)" Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born in 1987 and I named her Kayleigh after the Marillion song. We live in the UK and there was another girl in the same year with the same name but spelt differently (Kayley). Most people get the i and the e the wrong way around and lots of people call her Kales. The name is getting more popular here - it even appears on those pre-printed pens and stuff you get in card shops now" Jul. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is called Kayleigh and I was named after the song. I love my name so much and only know one other person called it. My surname is Pointer and I don't know anyone with that surname (apart from family) which makes my name even more unusual! I get called Kylie alot and Keeley. My nicknames used to be Kay-Kay, Kayles, Kay, Kafe (no idea why!)" Jun. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kayleigh my mom named me after marrilion there is only 2 kayleighs in my school i feel proud of it!!" Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Kayleigh.I was born in 1987 and named after the Marillion song.I love the song and my name.I've always have to correct people when they think my name is Kayla.I never went to school with anyone with my name but I work with a girl Kayleigh and she spells it the same way as me." Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our daughter Kayleigh. I love it because it's so unique. I'm a teacher and have never taught a Kayleigh, which is great. She has been called Kylie before but I keep correcting!" Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kayleigh...Yeah, the song. I dont like the person who named me but I like my name. It takes people forever to learn how to spell it. I love how unique it is. Ive never known someone with the same spelling." May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names kayleigh and i like it.i get called kay,kay-kay,kayles.i wasn't named after a song.my mum and brother have a song named after them my brother is called ben and my mum is called diane....." May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely LOVE my name! lol my best friend in elementary was a kayleigh and we both hated being called anything but our name. ive been called crazy names like kalliegh, ryleigh(which is the celtic way to say kayleigh) and kathy....still havent figured that one out yet! lol...the weirdest thing is that i heard that marillion song for the first time today! lol watevs! peace [><]" May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! My name's Kayleigh. I'm named after the song "Kayleigh" by Marillion. I love my name! I've only met about three girls with the name of Kayleigh though. It is such a unique name! I'm so proud of my name!" May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "heya.=] im called kayleigh samantha !=] i was named after the song too ! =] i neva had a kayleigh in my school ! =] theres none in my year at college either ! =] which is good !! everyone calls me kylie ! =[ i hate it ! =[ lol =] and sometimes people spell it wrong as well =[ lol hope all you kayleighs are good ! =] love you x. =]" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is called Kayleigh and I was named after that song....nobody has ever had the same name as me at school which is cooool!! and i share your pain with the hayley, keeley, kylie, kaylie thing it is sooo annoying!! LOL anyway to all the kayleigh's in the world i love your name!! xx" Mar. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate it when people put Hayleigh instead of Kayleigh!! but love my name!" Feb. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I got named kayleigh after the marillon song hate the song but love the name share all ur pain n gettin called kylie ect. Kayleigh ann c n i get called kaylz 2 so weird" Jan. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I got named kayleigh after the marillon song hate the song but love the name share all ur pain n gettin called kylie ect. Kayleigh ann c" Jan. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names kayleigh bt i spell it differently i dont myd tho i love thats name its ryt gud #:D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Sister is called Kayleigh and she loves it, I wish I was called Kayleigh instead of Hannah! She wasnt named after that dumb song though x" Dec. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is kaylie but spelt different lol i like it but i hate it cos people call me hayley instead of kaylie and it does my headin..." Nov. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name come from a song from marillion my dad gave it to me i was born in nov 91 lol my dad loves that song and now he txts it to me coz we dnt tlk so it makes me feel bad" Nov. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg i cant belive it my names kayleigh marie too...lol thats like so strange...lol! no but the song from marillian was the favorite song from my daddy...when it came out in 1985 he loved it as soon as he heard it...he always said that he would call his doughter like that...and then in 1992 i came and becasue he was in the gulf of mexico(gulf war) ma mum call me kayleigh becasue we were never shure if he would come back and with my name i always have a memory of him....i love my daddy and thank him for my lovely name....xxx" Oct. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm A Kayleigh... Kayleigh Marie Was Born In 1991 After The Marillion Song Aswell... I Think My Name Is Ok... But I Always Seem To Get Called Kylie! How Annoying! But I Suppose It May Be The Norfolk Accent lol" Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "love my name! i only know of one other Kayleigh and love it! i'm not a Kay and will never suit Kay! but i do get when asked for my name, "did you say Hayley?" argh!! lol and xmas cards are always something special...i get about 6 different variations of my name!" Sep. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "If i ever have a little girl, i'd name her Kayleigh" Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kayleigh. We have met others with the same name but never spelled the same. It really is amazing that people always mispronounce it. My daughter was named after the 1985 Marillion song Kayleigh. I heard it when I was a teenager and always said I would name my daughter after the song. Eight years later I did." Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Kayleigh is 4 and she knows exactly how to say and spell her name, when someone pronounces it wrong, she has no problem stopping them and saying "Excuse Me but it's K-Lee", and then spells it for them, people are dumbfounded and usually just say OH,...I'm so sorry." Aug. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is kayleigh but through my life i have been called kyley kazz kazzie kaylee it used to bother me but now i just think i know what my name is and just because people may call me something different doesnt change who i am." Aug. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY NAME...MY BOYFRIEND NOW (FRIEND AT THE TIME) COULD NEVER SPELL MY NAME RIGHT SO HE ALWAYS SPELLED IT K-LEE SO IT STUCK... EVERYONE SPELLS IT THAT WAY NOW, INCLUDING HIS MOM! I LOVE BEING NAMED AFTER THE MARILLION SONG BECAUSE IT IS AN AWESOME SONG; BUT FOR THE PERSON WHO SAID THAT THEY INVENTED THIS NAME, YOU ARE DEF WRONG!! THE NAME KAYLEIGH HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1800'S!!!" Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5yr old is called Kayleigh - named after the Marillion song that her dad loves so much! However, her friends are shortening her name to Kaylz which I don't really like, but think it's kinda cute! She does get called Kylie quite a bit to, even by my gran!" Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My lady's name is Kayleigh, and she kicks butt. Come to think of it, my last girlfriend's name was Kayleigh too. Also my current Kayleigh had a friend called Kayleigh, there's a Kayleigh at my work and I knew another Kayleigh a few years back. They were ALL named after the Marillion song." Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always pronounce it and spell it wrong just like another girl said on htis page It's KAYLEIGH!!" Jun. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our baby Kayleigh because it is an anglicization of the Irish and Scottish word ceilidh - which is a traditional dance. We decided not to subject her to the Celtic spelling ;)" Jun. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kayleigh and it is taken from the Hebrew name Kalila also spelt Kaylee meaning "crowned"" Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kayleigh on January 23, 2006. I just now saw the 1985 song, so I guess I didn't come up with the spelling like I thought I did (I was born in 85). Anyway, the name you name your kids always becomes popular right after you named them, so I guess thats what happened with me." Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi,my name is kayleigh and i like it but sometimes i just get soo fed up of it and if people say it means beatiful THEN ITS A BIT LIKE ME!!! lool ne wayz to all the people with the name kayleigh we rock ! sometimes i get called kylie but now not so much as i did so its gettin alright and i like that my mum got my name off a song called kayleigh which says ur BEATIFUL and stuff soo kayleighs we ROCK!!!" Jan. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, and the fact that I am named after the song by Marilion. The name used to be unique but now it is more common. Everybody I meet loves the name even though they are confused by the pronunciation and spelling." Jan. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im kayleigh & i fink my name is WICKED ive had soooo many people telling me dey like my name. people at school who i don't even know come up 2 me & compliment my name. y dont dey compliment me 4 who i am 4 a change lol!" Dec. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im kayleigh & i fink my name is WICKED ive had soooo many people telling me dey like my name. people at school who i don't even know come up 2 me & compliment my name. y dont dey compliment me 4 who i am 4 a change lol!" Dec. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "KayLeigh(our spelling) is a BEAUTIFUL name and the name we have chosen for our first daughter!" Dec. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! it's unique and pretty! I love that its not boring and that not many people have it and if they do have it they don't spell it like I do!" Nov. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kayleigh and everyone always spells it wrong or says it wrong i get called keighley or kylie and they spell it kayley but its not that its "kayleigh"" Oct. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and i always thought it was so original because iwas named after the marillion song "Kayleigh" that no one really knew but recently it has been getting more and more popular. And the other thing is that people always spell it wrong i usually get Kaylee or Kaleigh" Aug. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh people often spell it wrong or call me Kayla after looking at my name. It's good though because few people have the name." Aug. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People never get it right. Expecially because it's not a common name in Holland. They also like to spel it "Kailiegh" =S" Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People tend to pronounce it as "Kylie" which annoys me.Even though my name is spelt "Kayleigh",i tell people to spell it as "Kailee" because its easier to remember.*sigh*Well,i used to.Now i tell people that they can spell it how they want to,as long as they pronounce it right!" Jul. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one ever says it right. My mom got it from the song "Kayleigh" by Marillion back in the 80's. I absolutely love my name!" Jun. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is suppost to mean Beautiful, self centered girl who doesnt want to grow up. Very funny, but not too funny that its annoying. well doesn't want to grow up suits me fine i love being young and irrasponsible. just like my name!" Jan. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends name is Kayleigh and I love the name soo much her nick name is Kayleighka" Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Is my daughter's name. Everyone comments on how beautiful this spelling is. It's the traditional spelling found in the UK & Ireland, where my family is from, that's why we picked it." Nov. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Correct pronunciation is Kay-lee. Everyone mis-spells it, traditionally Kaylee or Kayley, sometimes Kaylie. Not many others with this spelling, a few with same pronunciation." Nov. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always spelling name wrong...putting the i infront of the e. Name is good not many have it, getting more popular recently" Jun. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "Like many I was named after the song, i've been called a variety of things by people who just can't get their head around the name - keeley, kylie, carly, kelly, hayley and even curly, I kid you not. I ALWAYS have to tell people how to spell it and i've never liked it, though I am pleased to see that there are people out there who love it. And Kiwi is a cool idea for a nickname too! I can't abide being called Kay and though I went with Leigh for quite a while it just didn't feel feminine enough." Aug. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Kayleigh... duh. I was named after that Marillions song. The name is pretty, but it drives me crazy because whenever someone asks me my name, and how to spell it, the look at me and say, "How do you really spell your name?" And I always have to say, "L-E-I-G-H is another way to spell Lee." But still, it's very unique. My best friend's name was spelled Emily, but she changed it to Emileigh..." Jun. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh Rodney. If I were a girl, I'll love my name. But unfortunately, I'm a boy, so my friends always tease me" Feb. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely hate this name! I don't mean to offend anybody ut it's very childish and sounds like you're talking to five year old. Think about how it will sound when they're thirty five and trying to get a good job at a business that pays a lot. "If you'll give me your full name, please." "Kayleigh Nicole Smith." See?" Nov. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nobody seems to be able to spell it right. Most people think I'm called 'Kelly' or 'Kylie'. It's really tiring always having to correct people. What a pain in the a..!" Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it. It's just irritating how everyone spells it 'Kayliegh'! It's 'ei'! Urmmm... and when people ask you what your name is and you say 'It's Kayleigh' and they mishear you and think you are called 'Hayley'. Otherwise, LOVE THE NAME! We Kayleighs rock!" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it. It's just irritating how everyone spells it 'Kayliegh'! It's 'ei'! Urmmm... and when people ask you what your name is and you say 'It's Kayleigh' and they mishear you and think you are called 'Hayley'. Otherwise, LOVE THE NAME! We Kayleighs rock!" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      63 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm Kayleigh, I was named after the song by Marillion that was actually released 94 like another girl stated. At high school I was the oldest Kayleigh in the school. I can't stand the other variations of spelling my name." Sep. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh Richter. My mom named me Kayleigh because she always loved the name but she hated how it would have lee at the end, so she spiced things up and put leigh at the end. I like my name, I don't love it cause it always gets misspelled and or people say it wrong. Even worse is that they also say my last name wrong and misspell it. I would definitely not recommend giving your child this name if your child's last name is difficult to say and spell." Jun. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is kayleigh and she is 13 and she loves her nane so do i plus we dont very often hear the nane which is good x" Aug. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh but the on thing is that people spell it wrong like kaylih, kayeighe" Apr. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh Grace, and my parents picked the spelling of my name because they wanted to carry on with the Irish names since my Grandma is 100% Irish. There are a couple Kayleigh's that I go to school with, but I'm the only one that spells it this way." Aug. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "mijn naam is kayleigh megan eva ik ben geboren in 1998 ik hou heel veel van me naam ze noemen me weleens keel of key of megaa of evelien maar ik hou van me naam kayleigh me ouder hebben het van het liedje ik vin het zoo mooi!" Mar. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayleigh: also named after the song. I love my name! It used to be really uncommon and that's what I liked about it but now it seems like more and more people are starting to name their kids Kayleigh. The only down side is probably pronouncing it wrong or spelling it wrong but that's not a big deal to me." Dec. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kayleigh.. obviously. and I don't care for it toooo much. I was named after the song aswell. and I never can find ANYONE with the same name as me, No one can ever spell it right, and when I do find someone with the same name, it's spelled different." Oct. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kayleigh megan and i love my name but people always call me kaylay and it is soo annoying and they always spell it kaylee my worst nickname would have to be kj i relly dont no where that came from" Aug. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kayleigh which i shouldnt have too say it lol.Ilove myname but people always call me kileigh but all well. the most inoying nickname i ever had was kay bear ughh hate it" Jul. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaliegh. I neither here nor there with it. Other than people never spelling it right or not knowing how to pronounce it I don't mind it. :)" Jun. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My six year old daughter is named Kayleigh Marie. We took her name from the Marillion song Kayleigh. We fell in love with that song and the name back in 1985. Eventhough she is six she has said she loves the name. Some people/friends try spelling it Kaylee but she always corrects them. She thinks it is great that a song was written "for her"." May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im called kayleigh and i hate my name but i am seexy anyway :o call me haha" Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kailey and i want a cool nickname for my friends and family to call me but i don't know of one that i like." Feb. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name, as well, is Kayleigh. And as well named after Marillions song. Swedes have a hard time pronouncing it. They usually say something like "kagley" och pronounce the g. I have a very hard time finding a nickname that I really like though, and I have not always liked this name." Feb. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh!! I love the name and I never want to change it!! I was NOT named after the song. My dad wanted to call me Kay and my mum wanted to call me Leigh. My nicknames have been and are at the mo: Leigh, Kay, Kayla (i hate it!!)and some others that i have forgot!! Most people get my name right but i used to have this one teacher who was soooooooooooo annoying and kept spelling it Kayliegh and Kylie and Kaylee i mean come on!!! And my grandad is bad 2!!" Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh and when I was little I used to hate how i was spelt and always wanted to change it! But now i love my name because of how its spelt and the sound of it!" Nov. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "ha irony!! my name is kayleigh also from stoke!! mighty potters!!" Oct. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people mess up my name i've been called everything! Like Kylie, Katie ,Kathy ect. But its funny. Kayleigh is of celtic origin(i'm irish) but theres an irish word spelt Ceilı thats prounced the same way" Sep. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My beautiful daughter's name is Kayleigh. We were between Kayleigh and Kiley but the prettier name won out. Her name is spelled this way because of the song. She is as wonderful as her name. We also call her Kay Kay. She's my angel." Jun. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name kayleigh. And it does get really annoying when people cant spell it or pronounce it correctly. My motto is i before e except in Kayleigh!" Apr. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh (well, duh, I guess) and to me it's an okay name. My parents named me after the song... the song is okayish...At first people spell my name wrong, but they seemt catch on pretty fast. My nicknames are Kay Kay and Kayles. I hate it when people call me Kayla, or Hayley or Katie or something. Is it true that 'Kayleigh' is an Iris name?" Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kaileigh Anna after the song as well, but my parents decided to make it a little different and change the y to an i, i love my name but very few people ever spell it right." Feb. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am also a kayleigh ann, also named after the song, i was born the same year it came out so its popular among girls my age. never get and christmas cards spelt right tho and constantly being called kylie!have always been nicknamed kays." Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh... I like it because it's pretty unique. People have some serious trouble spelling it though! It's E before I!!" Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kayleigh, my mom said she didn't name me after the song but it gave her the inspiration for it. My nicknames are kay-kay,leigh-leigh, kay, kelly, keelie, and kayleigh-bug. I have only known of one girl a long time ago named kayleigh that spelled it the same way. Since it is such a unique name it doesn't really bother me that people misspell it or mispronounce it." Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Kayleigh and my parents named me after that song too :D i didnt relize so many people wer named Kayleigh" Sep. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I find out i was going to have a baby I saw the name Kayleigh on a baby names website and decided it was perfect. i never even discussed the name with the baby's father, i just told him her name was going to be Kayleigh. Luckily he liked it too so i didn't have to do much convincing. Later I found out the name means keeper of the keys and then i liked it even better because i've always collected antique keys." Aug. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom got my name from the Marilion song too! I love my name because its unique (like me!) People always call me Katie or Kayla and I've always corrected them! My family and friends call me kay, kay kay, kayles, keelie, keels" Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kayleigh too! Don't know the song but My wifes middle name is leigh and her mothers is Kay..hence Kayleigh Ann (my moms middle name) It has alot of meaning to us due to its honoring all the women close to us." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Woah thats so weird. reading through this everyone spells their name Kayleigh (like myself) and just about everyone gets the same nicknames like Kay (which seems to be popular among all my friends too), Kayles, Kay-Kay. My nickname is Kay-Diddle. I dont know how it came up but thats what they call me. I also get called Kayshon by my family because my middle name is Shontell. We got my name from the Marillon song too!" Jun. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hiya! My Name is Kayleigh Too..i find it annoying when people call me Hayleigh..Or even Sometimes Katie???? My Mam Got My Name From The Song Kayleigh By Marilion..=) Im Trying to get a tattoo...and i want to know what my name really means..im finding it hard to get a good explanation though.." Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh and I spell it this exact way. I've only met one other person that spelled it the same. People always pronounce my name as Kayla or Kylie. I love my name and I'm glad it's unique." Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kayleigh too! my mom was going to spell it Ceili(an Irish name) but she figured that nobody would know how to say it soo she decided to use the spelling from the song "Kayleigh". I always have people saing my name as Kylie or Callie or sometimes even Kayla but ive met many Kayleighs but none with same spelling yet. everyone is always spelling my name wrong even my best friends and family sometimes." Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i got my name from marrilion aswell im 15 and ive met 3 people with the name so im happy lolxx" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah, I was named after the song too. I was the only Kayleigh I ever knew until my school consolidated 3 years ago and I met this other girl named Kayleigh. And come to find out she was named after the song too. I get called all sorts of names deriving from Kayleigh and many, many others that sound nothing like Kayleigh. But it's okay... nobody is perfect. ^_^ I know some day my mind will slow down too..." Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I first heard the song "Kayleigh" by Marillion I fell in love with the name and swore I would name my daughter that. In 1986 Kayleigh Anne was born. Then it turned out to be the # 1 new name of the year. I love it, it is a beautiful name! The spelling also makes it special." Apr. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names kayligh - it's not the best name ever but i like it but i hate the song - when i was little my mum wud dance round the livingroom singing it. i hate it when people call me keely hayley or kylie 9 at my old school i was in a class with 2 kayleigh's a keely and a haley)" Apr. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "WAHFHGVdfhxghnjb zdlfjROWHGTEGBJJFSHIGGVE;ODFWTREYFTBVDTYERTGERTFDHVBGFTTUSEARFSgDWERLIREUGIB KDUFDSGRFUERT5PIER7G8CGJV8DFYBYE8O7TQ4TGT XUDYFERSUPYTGUBH HSHTW45YGHIUB KBU8H T9W8YTHT476YHUIHDYFER VIDFUYERUHP9GYIUERHTU9WETYP8REU8wegbrq45ituyeqr" Feb. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "kayleigh is the coolest name at my school nobody spells it like that so i feel special" Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my daughter Kayleigh she was born in 1998 this was probably the year it was at the height of its popularity however being from Ireland I do wish I had spelt it the gaelic way as in Ceilidh" Jan. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name, but cuz im in a french school (im french) they say kylie or they try to pronounce the "g".ugh!" Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always spell my name wron its not that hard to spell lol my name is kayleigh-jain but only get called that when im in trouble lol so its just kayleigh.its annoyying when people call me kylie kimberly hayley and all the rest THATS NOT WHAT I SAID LOL anyway cyas" Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we have a tiny toy poodle and finally heard the most perfect name after looking and looking, its KAYLEIGH CAIN yes shes a girl, and sooooo sweet everybody loves it! great name and the other spelling is as pretty written as the name (CEILIDH) awesome right?" Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Omg this is really weird cuz I'm named after the marillion song Kayleigh Anne. I used to hate the name and the song but I love it now. Thanks Daddy for naming me such a beautiful name. The only thing is he calls me kayls like my gran did an now so do my friends" Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "HELLO my name is kayleigh samantha i love the name it just annoying when people call me hayley I HATE IT!" Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "HELLO my name is kayleigh samantha i love the name it just annoying when people call me hayley I HATE IT!" Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol my name is kayleigh-jane lol live in gosport surname is lewis ( kayleigh-jane lewis0" Nov. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh too... Kayleigh Rae i never used to like my name and when i was little i even mispelt it, but now i think its one of the most beautiful names out there. im really happy my parents decided on it and i think its cute that there is a song called Kayleigh, In the butterfly effect the girl dating ashton kucther is also named kayleigh and spelt the same way." Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is weird haha!!! nerli evry1 on this page is called kayleigh becuz ov a song! n so am i :d xxxx" Oct. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg i cant belive it my names kayleigh marie too...lol thats like so strange...lol! no but the song from marillian was the favorite song from my daddy...when it came out in 1985 he loved it as soon as he heard it...he always said that he would call his doughter like that...and then in 1992 i came and becasue he was in the gulf of mexico(gulf war) ma mum call me kayleigh becasue we were never shure if he would come back and with my name i always have a memory of him....i love my daddy and thank him for my lovely name....xxx" Oct. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayleigh and i love it! Could not think of a better name that would suite me!!" Aug. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Kayleigh was invented by the Scottish band Marillion in the 1980s, when the lead singer put together the names Kay and Leigh, who were two previous girlfriends. It also sounded like the Scottish pronunciation of the Gaelic word ceilidh, which is a type of dance. The song was a huge hit in the UK and tons of babies were given the name because of it." Jun. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayleigh in the english meaning of the name means Pure." Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well im called kayleigh and i guess its pretty different, i cant find a meaning for it anywhere (anyone help?) plus i can never find personalised stationary haha but apart from that aye its not bad the pronunciation isnt too nice though, i wish it could be varied like laura (law - rah, lara, etc... =P )" Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Beautifull little babies name is Kayleigh but everyone calls her Katie or Kate........... She is Beautifull, really funny and loves attention. She is a real Kayleigh" Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love My Name Its Kayleigh--Ppl Often Call Me kylie Or Hayley Its Like ITS KAYLEIGH!" Feb. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "im kayleigh and i dont really like my name that much...and what idiot below posted that its "a horrible made-up name for ignorant people" yeahhhh. like we could TOTALLY pick our names and all kayleighs are ignorant. i bet that persons name is "emily" like every other person on the planet:]" Jan. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name so much! I have never known anyone else called kayleigh and nearly everyone spells it wrong! I am 11 years old." Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my eperiance with my name is most people call me kelly and their is a girl that looks like me is born on the same day as me and her name is kayleigh" Jul. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes this is my name. many spell it wrong and even some sites spell it wrong. it is a scottish name and corretly spelled it is Kayleigh. But i have had many good experiences with this name and am glad am only one i know who is almost 21 with this name in my area.i love this name." Jun. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name and most peole spell it wrong they either forget the "y" and spell it kaleigh or switch the "i" and the "e" spelling it kayliegh" May. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Kayleigh I quite like it becuase i have never met any one else with it and everyone else at my school have very common names :) Lots of people do spell it wrong last year i started a school near my birthday and got lots of cards saying "Kaylee", "Kayley", "Kylei" ect. it is very annoying!" Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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