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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Caleigh
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Caleigh in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Caleigh:
Records indicate that 1,543 girls in the United States have been named Caleigh since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1999, when 322 people in the U.S. were given the name Caleigh. Those people are now 19 years old.
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Comments about the name Caleigh
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139 Positive Comments
"My daughter's name is Caleigh pronounced like Kaylee. My husband's family is Scottish and we wanted a Gaelic name. It's suppose to be spelled like Ceilidh (a Gaelic spelling) but this is just too confusing for people so we choose this form of spelling because we liked that it is still unique and I love unique names that are not too crazy." Jun. 11, 2014:
"My Daughter's name is Caleigh (we pronounce it "Cali") I love the name but, a lot of people pronounce it differently...anything from Kay-lee to Kelly. Its unreal but, the name is unique and beautiful just like my Daughter. She isnt old enough yet to have to correct anyone but, I hope she admires her unique name as much as her Father and I do. No matter which way you pronounce it its a beautiful name with a magical meaning!" Sep. 7, 2013:
"We named our daughter Caleigh in 1996. We pronounce it Kaylee. People pronounce it incorrectly about half the time and almost never spell it correctly. When I do spell it for people they comment that it is a pretty spelling and I agree." Aug. 14, 2013:
"i think that to many people put to much thought into something. I don't understand how someone can get Caylee from Caleigh unless you spell it like this Cayleigh. Caleigh is a different way of spelling Callie. I guess maybe putting two L's would make it more understanding like cal-leigh but i like it with one l. In my thoughts i don't think it take place for spelling anything other then that. Unless spelled with an i or y or maybe even an e after the a.. like cai-y-e-leigh then you would have kaylee.. Just my thought..." Jan. 6, 2013:
"My daughters name is Caleigh pronounced callie. She always is called kal-lee she hates that but everyone always says its spelled so pretty." Apr. 20, 2012:
"After watching CSi a major show on TV with detective CALLEIGH DUQUESE, I believe the right way to say it would be CALI as in CALIFORNIA." Mar. 20, 2012:
"My name is Caleigh (pronounced KAY-LEE). I love my name so much! A lot of people pronounce my name CALLIE. I once had a subsitute who thought my name was french, so she pronounced my name like Ki-lay. haha:)" May. 29, 2011:
"My Name is Caleigh (kay-Lee),i never liked it,but now i luv it-its irish!!:) <3" Feb. 28, 2011:
"My name is Caleigh and you say it like you spell it ... I like it, it's unique,and colorful....." Feb. 22, 2011:
"I named my daughter Caleigh. It is pronounced Kay Lee but I let her tell people that they can pronounce it the way it looks. Ca lee, with a short "a" if it is easier. She goes by both names since it is a name that can be said two ways with one spelling. She feels lucky!" Feb. 15, 2011:
"Hi. My name is Caleigh and im 11 years old and people always say Calle .I proud of my name because it is an irish name." Feb. 3, 2011:
"My name is Caleigh (Ca-la) I am 13 and I love it people always tell my that it is a beautiful name and they are right in my opinion!! it drives me insane when people don't pronounce it right though!" Jan. 23, 2011:
"I am a Caleigh (Kay-lee). I am quite fond of it! I was named after a song by the band Marillion called "Kayleigh". It is a break-up song. Ha!" Dec. 20, 2010:
"My name is Caleigh, and I pronounce is Kaylee. A ton of people pronounce it wrong, and it is ofetn spelled incorrectly on attendence sheets, doctors notes...etc. Numerous people have told it is beautiful though, and i love it! My nickname is Cales." Dec. 12, 2010:
"I am wanting to name my daughter Callie and spell it Caleigh i love it spelt that way!! i dont like the way it looks with 2 L's but i dont want people to call her Kay-lee, that would drive me crazy!!" Dec. 6, 2010:
"I called my daughter CALLEIGH and im sorry it is pronounced CAL-LEE!
I hate it when people call her kaylee it really grates me! as calleigh clearly does not say kaylee regardless of variations. We call her Cal for short which I love." Oct. 2, 2010:
"my dad named me caleigh (cali) cause he thought he'd made it up, i think i'm pretty lucky though cause unlike most of the posters here i don't suffer with mispronounciations from other people" Sep. 29, 2010:
"I named my daughter Caleigh, i originally wanted to spell it KAYLEE but her father thought the gaelic way was better. I loved the name ever since I was a teen." Sep. 21, 2010:
"My name is Caleigh (Callie) and I was named after a hillbilly. I love my name and I find it amusing when people call me Kaylee" Sep. 20, 2010:
"We named our daughter Caleigh, but we pronounce it like "callie", we call her Cale for short. Everyone pronounces it "Kay-lee", but we just correct them." Sep. 14, 2010:
"I named my daughter Caleighna (kay-lee-na) and we also call her Caleigh (kay-lee). I think both names are beautiful sounding & the spelling is also pretty. We have had people pronounce it as ka-lay-na, which is unique, but not as pretty." Sep. 11, 2010:
"My name is Caleigh Jane. I really like having this name because a lot of people can't say they have a gaelic name! Only two people I have met have said my name right on the firs try...makes life interesting! The words of a 9 year old!" Sep. 7, 2010:
"It's really weird seeing that everyone pronounces it KAY-lee... I always said it KAY-lay..." Aug. 15, 2010:
"Phonetically, Caleigh should be pronounced KayLee. A vowel at the end of a syllable is pronounced unless it is a silent e at the end of a word." Aug. 12, 2010:
"The correct pronunciation of the name Caleigh is KAY-LEE. Like a previous poster said, it's derived from the Gaelic word Ceilidh. I hate that people can't say it correctly, but I knew that would possibly be the case before naming my daughter. I hope she doesn't mind too much!" Jun. 30, 2010:
"We named our daughter Caleidgh (kay-lee) keeping the silent D from the original Gaelic word Ceilidh. We would have named her using the correct word but didn't figure anyone would ever pronounce it right here in the USA." Jun. 25, 2010:
"Mom of little Caleigh Teagan...I love it!!! We pronounce it Cale-ee...great name!!!" May. 8, 2010:
"I am thinking of naming my daughter Caleigh. She will be born in August. I am just concerned that is sounds like a young girl's name but will it transition well into adulthood? Pronounced (KAY-Lee or Cale-lee)" Apr. 18, 2010:
"I named my daughter Caleigh and I love the name. We pronounce it (Cal-lee) and some people do mispronounce it. Overall, I think many people mispronounce many names, so I am not too concened about it. It is such a beautiful name and many, many people have told me such. ;-)" Mar. 24, 2010:
"Hi! my name is Caleigh and i pronounce it CAL-EE......not too many people pronounce it like that.......i love my name cuz its unique and people think its cool hahah" Mar. 15, 2010:
"my 3 year old daughters name is Caleigh (pronounced Cal-lee) but everybody calls her kaylee...drives me nuts!!" Mar. 7, 2010:
"My name is Caleigh (Kay-lee). People ALWAYS pronounce it wrong; even my three-year-brother pronounces it right! My gym teacher always pronounces it wrong, yet EVERYBODY always corrects him. Anyway, my mom came up with it cause she was about to go to Raleigh, North Carolina, and they were gonna name me Caleb, for they thought I was going to be a boy at first, but then she made up Caleigh from Caleb and Raleigh combined. I LOVE the spelling of my name!:D" Jan. 31, 2010:
"My name is Caleigh (KAY-LA) and yes i people always mispronounce it, but i don't mind, i love my name even though I've been called everything from Kay-lee, Kar-lee, Ki-lee, etc." Jan. 29, 2010:
"My name is CALEIGHH:) [kAY-lEE] it is ofen mispronouced, sorta inmbarassing, on time i was even called [Cuh-lay]. ive met mulptible people with the name caleigh but none of them are spellt the same, cailee, cayleigh kaylee, kaelee, cai-leigh, CaiLeah, Kayleah. I was named after my grandma and my aunts middle names combined. Kay(Gmas) and Lee(Aunts). But my boy cousin was born a month after me, and his mom loved my name so much , she named him caleb. She liked the Cale part of my name. But i eventually got over the jeliousy. But yes my name is as creative as my personality, so i think that my name fits me perctly:)" Jan. 24, 2010:
"My daughters name is Caleigh only I pronounce it (KAL-LEE) No one ever gets it right. I wanted to name her Haleigh (off of the lindsey lohan movie w/ the twin girls) but my husband didn't like it. Either way I'm very happy with her name" Jan. 19, 2010:
"i love the name Caleigh.. I thought for years that I came up with it.. what a dork. I am from California and I just thought it was a cute name .I love the spelling and i never realized u could prounce it so many ways. I may have to think of the spelling before my baby is born. Thanks for the info" Dec. 26, 2009:
"I named my daughter Caleigh Brynn - love the name! But yes, I pronounce it KAY-LEE and many confuse the spelling with CAL-LEE" Dec. 23, 2009:
"My name is Caleigh (kay-lee) and no one has ever got it right the first time, my world history teacher even called me Kaleeg once, but I love it to death no one has ever been able to guess the way its spelled in one go" Nov. 11, 2009:
"I just decided on my little girls name... Caleigh Lynn.... I love it she will be born March 3rd 2010 :)" Oct. 28, 2009:
"My 9 Month old daughter is named Caleigh(Kay Lee) I love the name and so does everyone who asks her name most pronounce correctly. Her Middle name is Shai (Shea) Love the name!" Oct. 24, 2009:
"My name is Caleigh Rebecca. (Pronuced KAY-LEE RA-BEK-KA) I hate how people always have to ask me how to spell it. It gets very annoying! Some of my nicknames are Cay, Cay Cay, and C. My favorite is C only because it's so unique!" Sep. 12, 2009:
"my name is caleigh, pronounced as cali and i've been cali for 22 years of life. to those who think that's wrong or to those who think it being said as kaylee is wrong, you're wrong. a name is given to a child by the parents and how they say it is how they intend it to be. take kirsten dunst, mostly kirsten is pronounced as kursten, but she's been brought up to say its keersten. it's like parents who name their child madysen instead of madison, it doesn't make them not a madison just because it's spelled different. so whether you're caleigh said as cali or kaylee, be proud of your name and don't let anybody tell you how it should be said." Jul. 23, 2009:
"i love my name (pronunced callie), everyone always says it right, they just have trouble spelling it!" Jul. 16, 2009:
"I named my daughter Caleigh after my midwife whose last name is Caillagh which is Irish from whence the anglicized name Kelly comes from. Those whose name is Caleigh wanting to be called Cali, you've missed the rules of phonetic pronunciation but i feel your pain as many obviously do not know those rules and every so often even family calls my daughter Cal-leigh. The name Caleigh can be traced back to mean agent of change. My midwife was and my daughter surely is too. Tis a name of honor--wear as such." Jun. 9, 2009:
"my name is caleigh like california and i love it because it's an unusual spelling compared with kali or callie" Jun. 5, 2009:
"I love this name so much. But I'm pretty dumb and always thought of it as being pronounced K-leyh or something. The way it's spelled. Yeah thats it. But its adorable anyway anyone puts it. :D" May. 27, 2009:
"I chose the name Caleigh for my first daughter! It has been well accepted and appreciated by all who have met her." May. 26, 2009:
"I named my daughter Caleigh in 1999. It is the coolest name for a very cool kid." May. 11, 2009:
"My name is Caleigh. I was born in 1994. Its prounounced KAY-LEE. I get KALE-LEE a lot. A nd some people like to make it two words, like Kay (pause for like ten seconds) Lee. Thats really annoying. Must be be Jersey thing though because nobody here seems to have that problem. I like my name though. It's unique. However, there's a girl in the grade below me that goes to my school whose name is Kayleigh, so it's not that different.Peace. -Caleigh" May. 7, 2009:
"my name is caleigh and my best friend is called kayleigh and so we are known as cal and kay. i think thats pretty cool. nobody tries to call me kayleigh coz they know kayleigh is spelled diff from caleigh" Apr. 6, 2009:
"my name is caleigh (said cali) and i love my name, i've never met anyone else with it!" Mar. 22, 2009:
"i thought that the name Caleigh was unusual but i seem to find more and more people that have the same name! word must be getting around!:D" Mar. 16, 2009:
"my daughters name is caleigh shes 8 months old (to the day actually) and a lot of people call her callie like california but its pronounced k-lee i have never heard the name before and thought i had kind of made it up...guess not...either way you say it is pretty but it does drive me nuts when i correct people and they still say it wrong also i get people who call her kayla a lot" Mar. 4, 2009:
"I love lvoe love this name, probly because my baby cousin's name is caleigh, its pronounced kale-ee like "kaylee", i know when shes older it will be annoying when people say it wrong or spell it wrong, but i think its a really pretty name! mostly becuase its different, its not your normal "caylee" or "kaylie". :)" Mar. 1, 2009:
"My name is spelled CALEIGH but it's pronounced Cal-e." Feb. 28, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Caleigh.
I chose that name because I loved the sound of the word from a book called th Thornbirds. It was spelled Cijlidh (I think) in the book. It was a dance.
I have never heard of anyone older than her with the same name. She was born in August 1986." Feb. 23, 2009:
"hi, my name is caleigh. NO ONE can say or even spell my name. its so frustrating sometimes. they always start it with a K. i pronounce it like K-LEE but i spell it CALEIGH. my mom LOVES the name and cause its gaelic. i thnk the name is ok but i hate it when they can never say it right. and even if they know you, they forget how to say it. but i was looking up the name and i saw that there is this woman with the name CALEIGH PETERS. i also don't like how you cant shorten then name to a nickname. i just turned 13 in january and i like my name." Feb. 18, 2009:
"My name is caleigh (kay-lee) and i love it! sometimes i get frustrated through substitute teachers because they call me kylee or somehing like that but now i know its just the way the name is spelled, though how u get kylee out of caleigh idk..." Feb. 18, 2009:
"I m expecting and my husband and i wants to name our daughter caleigh(pronounced Cali) and I think its a beautiful name." Feb. 17, 2009:
"My name is Caleigh, sometimes people call me Callie but its Cale-igh like the veggie- Kale but with a C" Feb. 17, 2009:
"i am called caleigh (cal-ee) but evry one calls me caleigh" Feb. 2, 2009:
"i love my name CALLIE(spelt caleigh) but i hate when people try to call me KAYLEIGH they should learn to read" Jan. 29, 2009:
"Just like all of the others, my name is Caleigh(pronounced Kay-ley).But so many people call me Kyleigh or Callie!!! It gets frustrating sometimes when no one says your name right, but you get use to it.I havent met any one with the same name or spelling before, so that means that my name is awsomely unique!" Jan. 27, 2009:
"My name is Caleigh (ca-lee). A LOT of people pronounce it wrong when they are meeting me... Almost everyone actually. A lot of people spell it wrong so I have to tell them the spelling. I have never met anyone with the name Caleigh. I like having the name Caleigh because it is different and it would stink to have a common name.
Caleigh R. P." Jan. 11, 2009:
"My daughters names is Caleigh and people have tried pronouncing it like you would the great City of Raleigh even though we pronounce it like Kaylee." Jan. 4, 2009:
"My daughters name is also Caleigh and everyone pronunces it Kay-Lee and I hate it!!! It is so nice to hear other people having the same trouble. I also did not like the double l and I was beginning to think that by eliminating it we had canged the pronuncation. My daughter is three and she is starting to correct people when they pronunce it wrong, which is pretty cute! I LOVE this name!!!" Dec. 19, 2008:
"My name is Caleigh as well! but unlike what ive read hear i pornounce it: kay- lee. I always have to correct people but i dont mind it at all, because i love how unique it is." Dec. 11, 2008:
"My baby girl is due January 20th 2009 and we are naming her Cayleigh (pronounced Cay-lee). I love the name! It is so sweet and I sure hope our little one loves her name as much as we do. :)" Oct. 29, 2008:
"Me and my boyfriend named our dog Caleigh. We pronounce it Ca-lee. Every dog he has ever had he named after the city in which in got it. We got her in Raleigh NC and changed the R to a C to make Caleigh. I thought I had created the spelling but I guess not. I love the name." Oct. 24, 2008:
"We named our daughter Caleigh, pronounced 'Callie' It makes sense to pronounce it that way. Cal...like in California. Not Kay-Lee. Oh well, everyone seems to love her name and I hope that she will love it some day too. It's frustrating some times to always have to correct people, but we love our choice." Oct. 10, 2008:
"My name's Caleigh too! I have never met anyone else with the name Caleigh. I pronounce it "Ca-lee" but everyone says "Cay-lee." It gets very frustrating!" Oct. 3, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Caleigh (pronounced Caleigh). We went back and forth on spelling it Cali or Caleigh. We lived two years in California and loved the name Callie, but my husband didn't like the two LL's because he thought people may pronounce it collie, like the dog or a telephone call. So we went with one L. some people say "kay-lee" - even some baby books have it pronounced kaylee while others have it under caleigh. If it becomes too confusing, we'll give her a nick spelling of Cali for school, but officially she'll still have the formal beautiful spelling." Sep. 30, 2008:
"i am currently 32 weeks pregnant with my second daughter and i am naming her caleigh pronounced callie i think its such a pretty name and cant wait till she is here to name her ." Sep. 16, 2008:
"My name is caleigh but everyone calls me callie! it is so annoying" Sep. 4, 2008:
"My name is Caleigh pronouced Kay-lee. I have always gotten a different spelling or a different prounciation. For me I get irritated when people call me callie since theres only one 'L' in the spelling how people are able to pronouce it with two I have no idea. This name is not new it's old..." Jul. 17, 2008:
"My daughter is named Caleigh. She is named after my sister, Caliope (the greek goddess of music and poetry). I think its the most beautiful name :)" Jun. 30, 2008:
"While I may not have any children, I am a professional blue American Pitbull Terrier breeder who chooses human names for my dogs.
We whelped a litter in October of 2007 and our number 3 to be born was a striking solid blue girl! My husband wanted to call her 'Cali' after California, his favorite place in the world, but the spelling seemed a little plain for this unique girl.
I chose "Caleigh" (say like Cally) for her because I had never seen that spelling before and it was different, like she is.
I found out via this website site that "Caleigh" is in fact an Irish name for a celebration....My husband just happens to be VERY Irish!!! The name fits this little girl so well! She is very much a Caleigh and indeed a reason to celebrate!!!" Jun. 24, 2008:
"our kitten's name is Caleigh! We thought of the name because a caleigh is a celtic dance/music party and we love them! So much energy, just like our kitten!" Jun. 7, 2008:
"Haha, in response to Caleigh's comment from May 18, I'm also a Caleigh, and after my parents travelled to Scotland and attended various Ceilidh celebrations my mom decided she wanted to call me by that name, and she thought she was making up the spelling as well! I'm also the oldest Caleigh I know with this spelling, and I'm 21! :)
Cheers though, such fantastic and unique name! I would say as I'm sure many of you do too, if Caleigh means 'gathering of the clan' in Gaelic, then the name certainly fits as I am defintely a party girl!
And I get the mispronunciations too, but you take it with a grain of salt: hopefully having to practice pronouncing our names means its ingrained in people's minds a little more clearly :)" May. 22, 2008:
"Hi my name is Caleigh. I actually got it because my mom liked katie and haylee. put the together and you have Caleigh. My dad's name is Clinton, so my name started witha C instead of a K. and the Leigh was more original than lee. People always spell it wrong and mispronounce it. but I love it it is so unique and original and different." May. 18, 2008:
"Hi everyone! My name is Caleigh. My mom seems to think that she invented the way it's spelled, hehe. Well, I am the oldest Caleigh I know, so maybe she's not mistaken. I'm 20 years old." May. 13, 2008:
"This is my name i prounounce it Kay Lee but teachers say Callie my language arts teachers still does that and it gets annoying! and my old school nurse used to say carly"