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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kaila
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kaila in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Kaila:
Records indicate that 11,268 girls in the United States have been named Kaila since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 697 people in the U.S. were given the name Kaila. Those people are now 29 years old.
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Comments about the name Kaila
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45 Positive Comments
"My name is Kaila and I love the name! But nobody can say it right! I always get told off for not answering the role since all the teachers call me karlia, kalia, keela, kirala and mikayla! And don't get mes started on how they spell it! I've met lots of people with the same name but it is spelt different like Kayla, chaela and ceilidh. I absolutely love this name but I can't believe people get if so wrong! Arrrgggh!" Nov. 19, 2013:
"My name is Kaila (kayla) and i love the way its pronounced! it goes great with my middle name! lol" Feb. 3, 2012:
"My name is Kaila and I have never met anyone with my name before, I don't even know any Kaylas for that mattter. (: I love being unique and having my own name and not knowing anyone else with the same name(: the weirdest anyone has pronounced it before is "Kye-EE-Lah" and it was a substitute teacher for my english class in freshman year, and for two years my friends still remembered that and laughed every time we had classes together(:" Nov. 19, 2011:
"My name is kaila!! And everyone gets me mixed up with Kaylas and spells my name wrong and drives me crazy! But my dad was gonna name me Conner so I chose kaila instead, if someone would call me ky-lah I'd probrably be like what? Ana." Sep. 8, 2011:
"My name is Kaila and I agree with everything up there it's an awesome name and I pronounce it "kay - la " like hey, but kay, lol .. yay Kaila!!" Mar. 13, 2011:
"My Name is Kaila and is pronounced Kayla . People always spell my name wrong but i really don't mind.I've never met anyone with my name before." Jan. 16, 2011:
"my name is kaila, pernounced kayla. i think its a weird name, i dont know anyone with the same name, nor i have i met someone like that. people call me makayla cause they think kaila's short for makayla. i dislike when people miss spell my name, i get mad. its KAILA not KALIA OR KALA OR KAYLA it bugga the mess outta me, most people say i look like a jessica, or farhen, or ivette, :)" Nov. 18, 2010:
"My daughters name is Kaila (Kyla) I really love it. I really wish that people would open up to the spelling. Ther can be many ways to spell a name. I am glad that others think that Kaila can be Kayla or Kyla." Oct. 5, 2010:
"my name's kaila, and people always pronounce it strangely, along with my last name (yeah. its of polish origin :/) i've heard people mess up my name loads of times, both orally and written. u just have to get used to it lol" Apr. 17, 2010:
"I named my daughter Kaila but i want it pronounce KAI-LA not KAY-LA. It's already taken alot of correcting and she's only 5 months old" Mar. 20, 2010:
"My name is Kaila, too, prounounced as KAY-la. I've gotten some ridonculous pronounciations: KY-la (once pronounced this way when I won an academic award, boy did I stomp up there...), KEE-la, Kee-LEE-ah, Kuh-ILL-ah, KEE-ala, KYE-ila, and even Kuh-lila once (it was written out as Kalila, for that last one). It's become a game to see if new teachers/substitues, doctors, dentists, and so on will get it right. ;P Every once in a while it gets frustrating, but I love my name's spelling! :) My mom almost named me Shelsy Elizabeth, but some prominent figure named their kid that. Then it was going to be Laila, after the song by Eric Clapton. So I call that my song. XP" Feb. 19, 2010:
"My name is Kaila (pronounced Kyla). People always say Kayla or Kaela, sometimes I heard even weirder versions of my name. I love the way my name is spelled. Even though it was hard in high school because my best friends name was Kayla so everyone got our names mixed up.
ROck on Kaila's!" Jan. 7, 2010:
"I've learned to appreciate how unique it is. everyone misspells it even when I spell my name out for them, "keila, kayla, karla, kala," are all ways people have misspelled my name." Aug. 28, 2009:
"My name is Kaila. I believe it is a great name but my twin sis is named Hailie so sometimes people mix our names up like Kailey or Haila. I don't know but i love my name. I don't know another girl with the same spelling as mine. I feel really special with this name because i feel original. Btw my sister thinks im corny. hahaha w.e. shes a dumby." Jul. 3, 2009:
"my name is kaila end some pepole call me kailen but i am used to it my nick name is kaka kaila is a very nice name" Jun. 14, 2009:
"My best friends name is kaila. i like it because its pretty and fun" May. 3, 2009:
"My name is Kaila. My mom was going to name me Hayley." Feb. 4, 2009:
"I named my daughter Kaila. Pronounced "Ky-Lah". Everyone tries to pronounce it like Kayla. Before she was born I told my husband I wanted to name her Kaila (said like Kayla) and I remember him saying, "The spelling sounds more like Ky-Lah to me". Once I realized this, I absolutely fell in love with the name. It's Hawaiian for stylish. <3" Jan. 28, 2009:
"My name is Kaila and just like everyone else people who read my name always pronounce it kyla. I'm actually surprised when people pronounce it the right way which is like Kayla.I've never met anyone else with my spelling name Kaila and like some of you I was named after Kaila from Days of our Lives aha =P" Jan. 18, 2009:
"Kaila is my last name. I'm Hawaiian and Kaila means: Stylish, fashionable
"Ku'i ke kaila"
Pronounced: Kai'la or Ka'ila" Jan. 4, 2009:
"My little sister's (age 5) name is Kaila...pronounced KYLE-Lah. She gets Kayla alot which really annoys my mom. I was the one who named my sister Kaila. I've always thought it was a really nice name...my name is very unique and is ALWAYS pronounced wrong...I just wanted to spare her some of the horrors I've had with people trying to say my name." Dec. 30, 2008:
"Heyy my name is Kaila , i pronounce it kayla but people always pronounce it wrong like "Kale-a" (like ginger ALE, KALE-A) or Kaily or Kyly or KYLA and so many peope have spelled it wrong. xD.
i still love my name though , never met anyone with the same exact one :]" Dec. 17, 2008:
"I have the name Kaila, and a lot of people pronounce it as Ky-Lah. I haven't really seen a lot of Kaila's.
I think it's a nice name." Oct. 28, 2008:
"my daughters name is Kaila and I love it. Better than Rose that her father wanted to name her!!" Oct. 11, 2008:
"hey ppls my nickname is kaila pronounced like kayla my real name is kailani but kaila is okay too. sometimes i dont like my name cuz its different spelled and my best friend thinks it is an ugly name. i sometimes wish my name was alyssa or alisha that would be awesome" Sep. 5, 2008:
"our husky is called kaila we pronounce it ki-la. she seems tolike it.xx" Aug. 23, 2008:
"my name has been Kaila for 21 years. I love it. I have never known anyone with my name and i love that. It does get frustrating when people pronounce it "Kay-la" and i have to say "its Kale-ah, like ginger ALE!" lol. But i was also named after the girl form Days of Our Lives. :D Peace out to my Kaila homies!!" Aug. 20, 2008:
"I Called my Daughter Kaila its a name I absolutely fell in love with and its different because I havent heard one person called it in the UK yet......ALTHOUGH EVERYONE SPELLS IT WRONG or whenever they ask me her name and i say Kaila there like what " Micheala?" no.... just Kaila!" Aug. 8, 2008:
"my name is kaila and im 12 a lot of techers spell my name like kayla i like my name cuz it macks me fell im not like all the other kaylas and i like having it not be the same" Jul. 29, 2008:
"My mom got the name from Days of Our Lives too! And spelt it with an 'i' so no one would call me 'kay'. I much prefer the spelling we all share!" Jul. 29, 2008:
"Kaila is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "laurel crown; style". For the 2/21/2008 comment below..."Ipo" means sweetheart in Hawaiian not Kaila." Apr. 30, 2008:
"i love my name..its different. and the way its spelled is awesome...because most people spell it "kayla"
...but i like the way i spell it better so i dont really care if someone makes a mistake." Apr. 23, 2008:
"I was named after Kayla from Days Of Our Lives but the doctor told them about how its pronounced like ka-hay-lah so my parents choose that. Nobody ever says it right so I just stuck with how its pronounced like Kayla" Apr. 23, 2008:
"hey hey hey, my name is kaila, pronounced "Kayla". people always pronunce it wrong, umm kyla, kaylie, kylie even. they can't spell it either, im forever correcting and then once you do they all say what a pretty name. I've never met anyone who spelt and pronunced it the same way, so I love it, but i can never find anything with my name on it like keyrings and shiz like that, dosen't matter i still love it Xx Kaila James" Apr. 16, 2008:
"This is my name....yay...sumtimes i hate it...sometimes i love it...but its very different and i make sure i correct anyone who spells it wrong!
~Kaila M." Jan. 8, 2008:
"My name is Kila &&
its spelled Kaila..
Everyone is always
misspelling it too.
Its really aggrivating
but I deal with it.
I love the name Kaila though." Oct. 5, 2007:
"Awesome name... love the unique use of an "I" instead of a "Y"" Sep. 11, 2007:
"most people say my name right but there are always people that say it totally wrong like Kaelah or something like that. the main proble i have is with people spelling it wrong." Jul. 6, 2007:
"I plan on naming my baby girl kailah, most people want to pronounce this as kay-lah, but it's actually going to be pronounced as ky-lah." Feb. 15, 2007:
"My nane is Kaila too pronounced Kyla. I love my name even though people usually say Kayla. Because my name is spelled differently, it makes me feel unique and special. I am named after Lake Kaila somewhere in the United States (Washington or Oregon state). Have you ever heard of such a lake?" Jan. 31, 2007:
"Yes people aomost allways spell it wrong. And it's pronounced "Ka-lua"." Sep. 21, 2006:
"My name is always pronounced wrong but i always correct people when they do this. But i like my name" Aug. 20, 2006:
"I Love My Name. Although I Agree With Most Of The People With The Same Problem Is How They Pronounce It. I Learn To Live With It And Its Always Cool To Meet Someone With The Same Name And Pronunciation. :-) Kaila Tolentino" Jun. 13, 2006:
"I love my name, because I was born in hawaii. The name Kaila is a unisex name in Hawaiian meaning "style."" Apr. 15, 2006:
"I have never met another Kaila that spells it like me. Very rairly is the pronunciation of my name not butchered to all extrmes. I enjoy the uniqueness of the name, and the familial meanings that come from my name. I hope to make it famous one day!" Mar. 24, 2006:
36 Neutral Comments
"My name is Kaila, (Kyla) and my mom was gonna name me Lexi. I like my name but no one pronounces it right." Sep. 2, 2020:
""My name is also kaila pronounced (KI-Laa), but I never met anyone with the name kaila.EVERYONE pronounce this name wrong, but I am fine with it.I just go with the flow."" Sep. 28, 2014:
"My oldest daughter is Kaila (Kayla) Jade. She was born in 2006. I loved the name but want it to be different from the original so I dropped the Y and added the I. I didn't think there would be so many people with there name spelled like this. :)" Apr. 12, 2014:
"my name is Kaila, i've met someone like my name it's fun and now where friends.i'm happy for that. :)))" Mar. 8, 2014:
"My name is Kaila, and I have never EVER met some named Kaila before. I pronounce it KAY-La, so lots of people get my name mixed up. It's really annoying but I have gotten used to it. Most people call me KY-LA. People always spell my name wrong too." Jul. 4, 2013:
"My 6 year old is called Kaila. I pronounce it Kai - la. The amount of people that get it wrong amaze me. I look at it this way. If I wanted it pronounced Kay - la, then that's how I would have spelt it. I haven't heard of any other Kaila's here in the UK x x" Jun. 28, 2013:
"MY NAME IS KAILA..... I GOT REALLY ANNOYED CAUSE SO MANY OF MY TEACHERS MISPRONOUNCED IT... I GUESS I LIKE IT, BUT THERE WERE TONS OF KAYLA'S.....AND I JUST THOUGHT MY SELF OF THEM....KAILA/KAYLA.....IM KAILA...." Jun. 20, 2010:
"I love the name Kaila...it is my first born daughter's name!" May. 28, 2010:
"Kaila is a Yiddish name that has recently become popular accross many cultures. My great grandmother's name was Kaila. She emiigrated to Israel over 100 years ago. Many people over the age of 50 remember the name Kaila from Poland." Apr. 8, 2010:
"My name is Kailah (pronuced KAY-LA)and I have a twin sister named Lailah (pronounced LAY-LA) and we love our names! Yes we have to correct people but they are unique and fun!" Jul. 4, 2009:
"Hi my name is Kaila. But I rather put my middle name with my first name because it sounds like im IMPORTANT, STRONG, ALL THAT. My first & middle name is "Kaila Monique". Isnt that beautiful!? I think so. But yea I am the only Kaila in my school. That spells it this way. Plus my name sounds creative, fun,jumpy, simple, & a name that always wants to be said out of somebodies mouth!!!>LOL<.But yea my name is Kaila Monique and I am >DOPE, L!K3 DAUH<" Jun. 20, 2009:
"my name is kaila and ALOT...of pple miss pronounce my name is always get KAY-LEE or KI-LA or KEY-LA??? i dnt know how pple get that but i love my name i am hispanic so i spell my name two ways in english i write it KAILA and in spanish i spell it KAELA! its unique and im like the only kaila in my school who spells it that way!" Apr. 30, 2009:
"My name is kaila! My sisters are Kellie and Kacie. My mom tried to make our names unique. When people try to say my name, I get kay-lee a lot! I do not understand how they get that! My mom was going to name me kaela which is the same jsut pronounced different. I like my name." Mar. 15, 2009:
"Hey, my name's Kaila (pronounced Kyla) Growing up I always got annoyed with people calling me Kayla. In school, the few times I didn't correct my teachers, my friends would be like it's Kaila!, that always made me laugh. I love my name, don't plan on changing the spelling either, so I'll just keep on correcting... but it still amazes me when someone gets it's right the first time." Dec. 5, 2008:
"my granddaughters name is kailah she is 6yrs old and people always say her name wrong,she is my baby girl i have had her ince birth her mom is always around and my other granddaughter is shilah it was the only name kailah ould remember when her mom was carring her, i thinks its a great name no matter what it means annette amarillo,tx" Aug. 26, 2008:
"i name my daughter Kaila and she 5 now.... everyone's calls her kayla but it's actually but it's actually Kai- la.... hawaiian prounciation" Jul. 24, 2008:
"I'm actually the mother of a soon to be three year old, Kaila aand i Pronounce it like Ky-Lah, I think it's really realy sweet and suits the little angel very good, People alwaays comment on it sayinng it such a terrific name" Jul. 10, 2008:
"MY NAME iS KAiLA AND i SOMETiMES HATE it WiTH A PASSiON. iM SEVENTEEN AND LAST YR. i GAVE MY SELF A NiCKNAME KATiE WHiCH STUCK ME. i LOVE MY SPELLiNG BUT ALOT OF PPLS US NAMED KAYLA. (AND THE SAME GOES FOR KATiE) BUT THAT NAMES FiTS ME MORE. KiNDA LiKE MY ALTER-EGO. :)" Apr. 16, 2008:
"My name is Kaila and I'm almost 30. Growing up NO ONE had my name and it annoys me to NO END that it's so popular now. It's also NEVER been pronounced right! I was always told and read it's Hawaiian for sweetheart, but now I've seen it's Hebrew for pure or the laurel crown, whatever that is!" Feb. 21, 2008:
"yup im a Kaila, Marie. Kaila pronounced like (kila)." Jan. 24, 2008:
"Kaila here.. and I think it spelled this way looks better than Kayla. Big up all the Kailas.. lol" Nov. 17, 2007:
"I named my daughter Kaila in 1991 because I had never seen it spelled that way and I didn't want her to be called Kay, if she were named Kayla. It's a beautiful name and I love it! She only knows of one other person with it spelled the same as her." Nov. 2, 2007:
"I named my daughter Kaila, understanding its meaning to be "style" in Hawaiian and "laurel-crowned" in Hebrew. We just returned from Fiji where we found out her name also meant "to shout" in Fijian :) Very appropriate for such a vocal little girl." Feb. 11, 2007:
"I really love my name. my name is pronounced ka-eye-la. :-) my name is spelled the original hawaiian way. my mom loved the name and im super glad that she gave me that awesome name." Jan. 3, 2007:
"I have a 3 month old daughter who we named Kaila. We are from Hawaii but live on the mainland and everyone pronounces it "Kayla" (which is also a nice name). One good thing is that she will easily be able to distinguish phone sollicitations when she grows up (haha)." Sep. 23, 2006:
"Well my name's Keyla and people always prounounce it as "key" - "la", it annoys me since i'm peruvian and in spanish it wld b prounounced as "kayla" only my way's more original =P" Sep. 19, 2006:
"My name is Kaila and all i ever hear is Kyla. My teachers never get my name right and I always get mad. But I like it because I havent met any one with the same spelling." Sep. 4, 2006:
"There are so many people with the name Kayla. But I've never met anyone besides myself who spells it Kaila. My mom chose it because she wanted me to be unique. I love it because I never run into anyone with the same spelling." Aug. 21, 2006:
"Phonetically, the proper pronunciation is Kaila with the Y sound. It is a dipthong. This is what I named my daughter. Everyone always says, "What a beautiful name"." May. 24, 2006:
"People always want to spell my name with a y, I always have to spell it out for them. I like the fact that it's unique and i've only acctually met one other girl who spells it the same way!" May. 23, 2006:
"I have always gone my life with people saying my name wronge and i still so go on every day with people saying it wronge. I have just got used to it but sometimes it just makes me so annoye. People thinks that a lot of the time that it is callie or kila. I have always thought that there was like nobody elese with there name spelt the same as me." Jan. 22, 2006:
"my name is kaila too. Im 23 years old and the chart illustrates that there arent nearly as many kailas as old as i am than there are six or seven year olds. another interesting fact- kaila is gail in hawaiian." Jan. 20, 2006:
"I named my daughter Kaila, and for me, it IS pronounced Kyla.
A + I in most European languages does equal the Y sound in American English.
I chose the name because I think it sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, and has a beautiful meaning.
And, it's unique, just like my daughter." Dec. 21, 2005:
"having the name Kaila is not that bad, coz i have never heard of ne1 eles 2 spell their name like mine. every1 awlays ses how nice it is so yeh. go us kaila's lol" Nov. 30, 2005:
"People have always pronounced my name wrong. I go through stages of being annoyed and hating it and liking the uniqueness. I mean, how hard would it have been to spell it with a 'y' instead of an 'i'? Nevertheless, it wouldn't mean 'style' in Hawaiian if my parents had taken the usual spelling, so I guess I'm happy..." Aug. 25, 2005:
"People do tend to try to pronounce it Kyla, but the cool part about having it spelled this way is that it is the Hawaiian spelling and they would pronounce it Ka-ee-la." Jul. 22, 2005:
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