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  • Records indicate that 14,005 girls in the United States have been named Kaleigh since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2001, when 728 people in the U.S. were given the name Kaleigh. Those people are now 19 years old.

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    Comments about the name Kaleigh

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      32 Positive Comments

  • "my name is Kaleigh, people say and spell it wrong all the time , a lot of people pronounce it Kayla, or Kylie, even though I don't have the letter y in my name. I love my name, it is unique , and so pretty. It is an Irish name." Mar. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my oldest daughter Kaleigh in 2003. I saw it in a baby name booked as pronounced Cali but we say it as Kaylee. Most people do say Kah-lee when they see it however lol." Aug. 16, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keleigh. I got so tired of being called key-lee and Kuh-lay that I just started putting an a there (kaleigh). Now people call me Kay-lee if they see it written at least. But no one can spell it and most people hate my name. I think it's beautiful." May. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We've called our daughter Kaleigh, and we pronounce is the same as you'd pronounce the word "Raleigh". Not too sure why people pronounce it with a 'Y' in it when there isn't one, especially when Raleigh is not pronounced like Rayleigh." Nov. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My kaleigh and I love it I think the mean of kaleigh is so beautiful" Mar. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Names Kaleigh And I Love My Name It Means Fair,Beautiful,Lovely.I Think Its Awesome.People Call Me Kayla Sometimes But I Actually Like It. Im 10 Years Old And Im Popular At School.I Love Sports and have an awesome bf people say im "Loveable"." May. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh and I'm a year 7.People can't spell my name and sturrgle 2 pronunce it. Its pronuced KAYLEE. They sometimes call me Carli. So annoying but I love my name and wish I was the only 1 spelt Kaleigh." Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my twin daughter's name is Kaleigh. We pronounce is "Cali" or "Kallie" not KAY-LEE. We love it! People just need to realize there are more than one way to spell/pronounce a name. Just like "Jesus". Can be pronounced "Hey-Zeus" or "Gee-zuz". Kind of a silly example, but you get the idea. It is nice of people who ask how to pronounce her name instead of automatically calling her "KAY-LEE"." Jun. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daugthers name is kaleigh too i changed it up a bit and did it this way my godmothers name is kay and my moms middle name is lea so i came up with Ka'Leigh her middle name is skye from general hospital lol so ka'leigh skye or she goes by kaleigh for now cause noone will put the ' in it we are mexican native american and spanish so yeah... i also love gaelic and scottish names Kaleigh love ittttt" Apr. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daguhters name is Kaehlee...I have yet to see this spelling and no one can ever spell it right. I know that it is a Hawaiian spelling and thought it was so unique..." Apr. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is KaLeigh. I have the L capitalized because my mothers name is Leigh. I love have my name!!" Feb. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our beautiful baby girl Kaleigh. Although we know the correct way to pronounce it is KAY-LEE, we chose to pronounce it KALI or CALI (like the short form of California). We love it and get compliments all the time already!!!" Jan. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's Kaleigh. i love it! very unique spelling... but i get a lotta people who can't pronounce it or spell it right. i dont care though cuz im so used to it haha" Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kayleigh too...i was born with 12 toes and kayleigg means girlwith 12 toes in not even lying.. i love my name...its soooooooo pretty!!:)" Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaleigh and i love the unique spelling, i also like the fact the it is gaelic which i think is old irish! the name to me is fun yet sophisticated." Jul. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spell my name Ka'Leigh. You say it like kay-lee. i love it! it's so unique and i don't know anyone that spells it like i do! a lot of people can't pronounce it they always say "Kallie!" it's a great name!" Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's kaleigh... people spell it wrong and don't pronounce it right... but teachers say "that's a beuatiful way of spelling it" and i get to make fun of people who can't spell it... so i like it:) not many kaleigh's so i'm unique!! i pronounce it "kale-eee"" Jan. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaleigh, but it sounds more like kale-ee or ka-lee. its fun because no one can spell it, so i can make fun of those who can't. i have never met anyone with the same name spelt this way." Oct. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi all, my name is Kaleigh and I'm from Australia. My parents just made up the name as well despite there being 12,000 plus of us. And yes people spell and read it wrong ALL the time. But I love it because it means I have lots of nicknames. That and its nice to have a name you don't hear every day. Ive only ever met one other girl with the same reading and spelling!" Oct. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kaleigh in 99! We love her name, it is different. Kaleigh loves her name and yes teachers tend to spell it wrong but she is real quick to correct anyone who spells or says it wrong!! Kaleigh is fabulous name!! We are very proud of our KALEIGH!!" Jun. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh and I love it. Everyone always spells it wrong and mispronounces it but I just brush it off. It's original and that's what I love most about it." Apr. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI Im named Kaleigh so everyone spells it wrong and one time this guy thought i was named Cola it was so emmbarsing i still get teased about it and i always wonder what Kaleigh means?????" Mar. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaleigh. i love the spelling its so pretty and unique. and i havent me many people with the same spelling as me." Mar. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When my daughter was born in Washington State, in 1985, I named her Kaleigh. I liked the sound of KayLee. It was a bit different from the ubiquitous Katie. I came up with the spelling from a Raleigh bicycle. The top part of the 'R' was scratched off, and when I first glanced at it, it looked like Kaleigh." Dec. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby Kaleigh. I love it! Its very special to me." Oct. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well it kinda stinks when people dont say it right,they call me katie or kylee,or caleb...but all in all i like my name cause not alot of people have it. its nice to be kaleigh" Sep. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaleigh too. no one ever spells my name right either...but there are so many kaylee's and kaili's out there and hardly any it's cool." Sep. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my name is Kaleigh and its really easy to spell, but all my friends don't spell it right. I mostly get Kylie or Callie. I love my name its fun to say and spell." May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Kaliegh we pronounce it Like Kaylee. I love the name!" Apr. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • " name is Kaleigh. My mom thought she made it up. She says it's supposed to mean "marigold" but i really means laurel crown...yeah. that's pretty much it" Feb. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hiya, my name is kaleigh. yes even teachers spell it wrong, and say it wrong an it can be annoying. but all my friends know how to spell it. and its so different to the normall way of spelling it!" Jul. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Kaleigh too, but no one can pronounce it properly! So I just tell them it is pronounced like the abreviation of California, so it would sound like Cali." Jul. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Hi there! My name is Kaleigh and NOBODY can spell it right...or say it right for that matter! I see from comments left before that many of the Kaleigh's pronounce it as it should be, but I pronounce mine like KAYLA. Most of the time I don't even correct people because I am so used to it now! I think I have only met two people who actually said it right, I was shocked! It's funny though when people say something completely off like Kelly or Cali. Funny funny... but yes, I love my name, it's unique." Nov. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      23 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Kaleigh and I think it's a great name, I've never met anyone with my name but judging from the comments below it is a tomato/tamato type of thig even though I pronounce mine as Kay-lee" Jul. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old daughter's name is Kaleigh, pronounced Kay-lee. I love the name and so does she. When I named her I wanted to spell it a unique way that's why I chose the spelling I did. Very rarely do people ever pronounce it correctly. Yesterday at the doctor's office the nurse oronunced it Ka-lee-ah. I get so fusfrated and very quickly correct them. To me it's pretty obvious the way it should be pronounced." Mar. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Keleigh. People call me Key Leigh and Kay Leigh I like both. If I were to change pronounciation I like Kay Leigh. Sometime I get called ky Leigh. It looks pretty obvious that its Kelly to me but people don't understand uniqueness. 😊 I've met two others with my spelling. One went by Kelly. One by Keeley. So who knows. I'm usually called Kaylee" Jun. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, my brother wanted to name his daughter Cali, but wanted a unique spelling for it. So, I came up with Kaleigh ('Kal' rhymes with 'Pal')---so I thought that it was okay to spell it this way. She is constantly being called KAY-LEE though. But I don't think there is just ONE WAY to pronounce KALEIGH. I feel sort of bad now that she has to go through life constantly correcting people on how to pronounce her name...AND SHE'S ONLY 4!!!" Jul. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is KaLeigh and one would think that someone can pronounce it correctly...esp since i'm from south ga! people around here say "cah-lee" or "ka-lee-ah" or even "kayla". i'm sprry but Leigh is the female version of "lee" and Ka is like "kay". some people are just ignorant! i swear! haha." Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Caley Marie pronouced's unique and beautiful and fit's her perfect. We chose a different spelling because we like different and she love's it!" Dec. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kaleigh and i just happen to love it. But it sometimes sounds sort of childish" Oct. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh as well :D My parents came up with it after a long, hard thought process Lol." Sep. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh and I get so annoyed by people calling me the wrong name. I think that my name sounds like a little girls name." Aug. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kalei as well, obviously my parents didn't research proper spelling for pronunciation purposes! The spelling is of Hawaiian spelling which is pronounced kah lay ee, I'm from southern Illinois so its simply kaylee, do love the uniqueness of my name but the spelling completely throws everyone off!" Aug. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 8 years old, and her name is Kaleigh. She often get's called KY-LEE. Her's is pronounced Kay-Lee as well. She loves her name. Once people learn how to say her name, they say how beautiful it is." May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We names our daughter Kaleigh, we get a lot of people ask us if its pronounces cali (like the shirt form for california) but nope its the same pronunciation of all of yours kay-lee. Obviously we love it!" Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh, pronounced Kay-lee, and I love it! I haven't ever met anyone that spelled it and pronounced it the same way, but I always get compliments on what a pretty name it is. But, I rarely ever have anyone spell or pronounce it right...I usually get Calleigh or Kalei!" Feb. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh and I like the way it is spelled, I laugh when I see how my classmates spell my name on valintines. I tell everybody to spell it like Raleigh, N.C. but with a "K". I wouldn't change my name." Mar. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh and I get called Kayla all the time. I don't really like the spelling. I'm considering changing it to Kaley. What do you think?" Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hahahaha, my name is Kaleigh and i love my name. What i hate are my sister's name, Kelsei and Karlei. XD" Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I dont like this spelling I think Kayleigh is better" Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kaleigh.No body is ever able to remember how to spell my name on the first try.Ha Ha. But its unique and I like it." Aug. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Haleigh, but a ton of people write it as kaleigh (???) i dont really care just thought it was funny, either way both names our beautiful and yet easily misspelled" Jun. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always say my name wrong. alot of people spell it wrong and it gets annoyoing but i guess i have learned to deal with it. -kaleigh" Feb. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kaleigh and everyone spells it wrong!! the second comment from the top says her name is pronounced like cali. my name is pronounced like kaylee. is that wrong?" Dec. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kaleigh and everyone says kelly or kayla its aggrivating when a name as simpleas this on cannot be prenounced right! plus i'm irish so naturally i thought me name was too i can't believe my names hawaiian! it's really cool" Jul. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am named kaleigh and have only ever met one person with the same name. everyone spells it wrong except for my best friends....but however i do like it and how it sounds it is unique and would never change it. I like the origins and hawaiian meaning is laurel, crown, and the scottish is party girl." Jul. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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