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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kayla
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kayla in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Kayla:
Records indicate that 321,328 girls in the United States have been named Kayla since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 18,540 people in the U.S. were given the name Kayla. Those people are now 30 years old.
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Comments about the name Kayla
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96 Positive Comments
"I named my daughter Kayla after a character from "Days of Our Lives" and I thought it was such a beautiful name as I have never heard before." Jun. 7, 2019:
"I named my daughter, Kayla Elizabeth, in 1992. I had learned of the name back in 1987 when I worked at the community college. One of the teacher's name was Kayla. She was about 40 years old. I fell in love with it. It was pretty and I had never heard it before. I knew I would name my daughter that whenever I had one. I was 22 years old. The name fits my darling girl perfectly. It is pronounced Kay la. Simple. I think some people with southern accents make it sound like Kie La. Ugh. When she was born there were 27 other babies born that same weekend. The nurse asked me about the soap opera girl. Um, NO! I had never heard the name before and I sure didn't watch the soap opera. I had no idea what she was talking about. Anyway, there are many Kaylas spelled a gazillion different ways. IMHO, that is too bad. It is a simple lovely name. Funny, I read some of the other comments about the name. Those of you who want to be something different, I understand. In the late 80's and early 90's the most popular names were Ashley and Jennifer. Every woman on base named their children these names. Finding Kayla was a breath of fresh air." Mar. 7, 2019:
"My mom named me after a young woman/teen that died in a fire. When I asked her why,she always shrugged her shoulders. Now, when I tell people who I'm named after,they're surprised to hear that I was named after a girl that died in a fire instead of my grandparents or something. People often get my name confused with Kaylee (many different ways to spell that name) somehow. My name is pronounced like KAY-LAH,with a silent "h" at the end although it is spelled Kayla. I don't meet many others with the same name as I,but I'd love to." Mar. 6, 2019:
"I named my daughter Kayla because I loved the name...no, she is not named after a soap opera character. I never watched Days of our Lives!
Her whole name is Kayla Elizabeth. It's such a beautiful, feminine name. She was born in 1988 and did not go to school with a single Kayla thru grammar school or high school (not sure about college). Even now, she has not met any Kaylas thru business.
I guess when she was born it wasn't as popular as it became in the early 90's.
I still love her name and she loves it too." Jun. 7, 2017:
"My name is Katherine but I go by Kayla. I've always been called Kayla as long as I could remember. People are always surprised when I tell them Kayla isn't my real name and that it's Katherine. I love my name my parents gave me and the name they call me by. Both are really beautiful names! I've never met a Katherine that went by Kayla or a Kayla that's real name is Katherine. Is there anybody out there and I'm not the only one???" Oct. 30, 2015:
"I am the mother of Kayla Marie felecia (not giving her last name of course) I started watching days of our lives when I was 13 (wow in 81-82 ish) and I feel in love with that name, nothing to do with the story of kayla and patch, its that at that time that was a NEW NAME never ever heard it ever before and I said to myself that if I ever had a daughter I wouuld name her Kayla....and I did! so I think thaT i WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST parents to name my baby girl kayla which has now become a really common name. she was born in late 1989...so most of the people who named thier girls kayla later in the years is becuase they loved the name but probably not knowing where the unique name originalted from." Sep. 27, 2013:
"I am young and love my name! <3 Its common,yea,but its very uniquly spelled like my sister. You may think my name would be spelled with 'Y' but mine is 'Kaila' and my sisters name is common but its spelled with 'I' too! :)" Jul. 23, 2013:
"The older I get the more I love my name,even though it a common.... Now I do think it more fitting for a young girl or woman. So for a more mature twist I have people just call me Kay." Jul. 24, 2012:
"I'm Kayla as well. I'm 16 almost 17! I spell it like most people spell it with the y. I love my name, I used to hate it but it has grown on me! I know about 4 other Kayla's and about 3 Mykayla's and I even have met a girl named Nekayla. Oh and I live in Canada! ;D" Apr. 16, 2012:
"I have a 4 year old daughter named Kayla Marie.... And she loves her name, and if you ask her what her name is she always says her first and middle name..." Aug. 17, 2011:
"Most people know how to say my name n spell it right n I have a couple friends name Kayla" Jul. 25, 2011:
"my name is kayla and since i am from the uk (scotland) no-one else in my school has the same name as me & everyone calls me mikaela or kala or kaylee. its very popular in the us but over here not so much. i only know 1 other kayla." Jul. 19, 2011:
"My name is spelled : Kaila. I know some people spell it with a 'Y'.... Not me!" Jan. 7, 2011:
"my name is kayla too. i love my name because im the only one in my grade with this name. i know of 2 or 3 other kaylas in my school. i still think my name is so unique even though its staring to be more abundant." Nov. 21, 2010:
"My name is also Kayla. I am 14. I love my name but i hate how it is so common! I also love the meaning.... glory, wise child, pure! Im glad my name is Kayla, i just wish it wasnt so common!!" Nov. 18, 2010:
"my name is kayla and i like my name and yes people always spell it wrong or pronounce it wrong. my mom named me after kayla brady from the show days of our lives" Sep. 15, 2010:
"My names Kayla. I love my name. I don't think it sounds childish. But I guess you have to go by how the name sounds with your personality. Like, if your a really dark person and your name is Kayla, that might not be a good name for you. Oh well. Everbody's opinion is different. I wasn't named after anyone. But my middle name Christine cam from my great grandma. One of the good things about my name is that a lot of good songs are named after me. You guys should check out Kayla by Party like Summer. The only bad thing about my name is that people call me Caitlin and McKayla a lot. It took almost two months to get the guy who would eventually be my boyfriend to quit calling me McKayla. And he liked me! You'd think he's pay more attention! Anyway, I haven't met many people with my name. 7 or 8 at the most." Aug. 8, 2010:
"My name is Kayla too but everyone calls me Kat. My mom got my name off of days of our lives and her best friend named her son Brady :) Everyone pronounces my name wrong so that's why people call me Kat...my Spanish teacher had to rename me because she couldn't pronounce my name. Some people spell my name wrong like Kalya of Kala but it's not that hard to spell. Just sound it out." Jun. 8, 2010:
"my name is Kayla as well. alot of people spell my name Kalya, which i dont understand because that would be pronouced KAL-ya. anyway, my name is pronounced the way it is spelt. people allway call me Kaylee or Mikayla on accident, which annoys me but oh well. I love my name it has a wonderful meaning ( pure, keeper of the keys, laurel, crown, wise child) I love my name! ıı my mom said that if my name wasnt kayla it would either be Laila or Tia, i like them both but Kayla is the best. bye all of you other kaylas!!" May. 7, 2010:
"My names Kayluh too! But i spell it differently than a lot of people do. Many people mispronounce it, but i dont understand how they can because it has the "-uh" at the end. I mean no one sounds out things these days !" Mar. 29, 2010:
"My name is Kayla and I love it! People always tell my my name is pretty and cute, and my friends call me Kay and Kiki :) But sometimes people spell it really weird like Cala, or Kyla.." Mar. 7, 2010:
"Kayla is such a popular name where I live, it's really annoying. Like it's really weird for me to read that people have it mispronounced or that they only know a few Kaylas. I like the name, but I don't like how common it is." Feb. 7, 2010:
"I love having the name Kayla, it's different but it isn't weird. I only know a handfull of other kayla's" Nov. 2, 2009:
"ya i love it its cool i just hate it when people spell kala its so wierd!" Oct. 7, 2009:
"honestly I dont understand how people can spell my name wrong. "Kalya" doesnt even sound like "Kayla". really. I was named after my moms godmother who died from cancer. she said that she would name her daughter after her. =]" Sep. 17, 2009:
"My Names Kayla. I was named after Kayla off days of our lives aswell! i get lots of nicknames from kay kaykay la ladida, kla,kayly, kays, kayles" Aug. 1, 2009:
"I was named after a soap opera character who dated patch too! I think that is one of the most common reasons we are named Kayla." Jul. 12, 2009:
"Kayla is the best name in the world. The nicknames for it are cute, too, like Kay, KayKay, Lala. Sometimes people can't pronounce it, but it's not that hard. It's pronounced the way it looks. I don't personally know anybody with my name, but I know that it's sort of popular." Jul. 3, 2009:
"My name is Kayla, I have nooo clue who I was named after. Im told im named after a child my mom use to baby sit as a teen. Well growing up I was either Lala, KayKay, Kay, Kittykat, or kitkat. Until my junior year was I actually called 'kayla' as a fresham and a sophmore I was called "babrbie" so I dont see any problem with the name "kayla"" Jun. 18, 2009:
"my daughter's name is kayla. i also got it from days of our lives, because i used to watch it with my mom when i was little. i always loved the name, and i always named my barbies and baby doll's kayla. i didn't realize it would be so popular. it also means pure, so i think its a really cute name for a girl." Jun. 11, 2009:
"one time i was at my gma foxes and she always gives us these stockings and my name is spelled kayla and she spelled it kala.how weird that mt gma would spell my name wrong i mean like my friends name i would understand but my gma is that weird" Jun. 3, 2009:
"My name is Kayla. I was [like most of those who commented] named after Kayla Brady on the daytime drama "Days Of Our Lives". My mom at the time had never heard of anyone else with the name and thought it was pretty. Now, there are tons of people with the name. But I still love it. It is a very easy name to pronounce and spell, yet I have had some problems with it. Spelling errors include: Kalya. Pronunciations: Well, I have had people say it like Caw-Lah. And have also been called Caleb. So strange. Anyways, I like the name but I don't use it as much as my nicknames. I usually just have people call me "Kay". I think it's prettier.
P.S. My mother has said that had she heard the name "Michaela" before I was born, that would have been my name. If I ever had to change my name or wanted to, that is also what I would choose." Jun. 3, 2009:
"People are weird. I mean my name is so easy, it's Kayla. Pronounced exactly how its spelled. But people still call me Kyla or something. When I was small, my elementary principle called me Kyla the whole year. And one of my math teachers calls me Shayla, when the whole class contantly reminds her it's Kayla. Haha, they make funny storys though :]" May. 12, 2009:
"i was named after the song layla my mom didnt like it so she decided kayla was better i was born in 1991 and i love my name and my best friend is asheley and that is a really popular name too so together we are really common lol but were not so much common pretty much the most random people in the world with the most common names in the world kind of ironic i think" Mar. 13, 2009:
"my name is also kayla..but lots of people spell it kala. i dont know why, its a fairly easy name to spell. but i love my name and i dont care if a lot of people have it." Mar. 5, 2009:
"My name is Kayla & I was born in 1946. Until the 90's, this was a very unusual name and I never knew anyone with the name. I noticed young girls with the name Kayla in the 90's and thought it unusual that all of a sudden this name became so popular. Then I was told it was a name of a character on a soap opera! It is an old Hebrew name. I've always been happy with my name, but liked it better when more unusual." Feb. 12, 2009:
"LOVE my name. i know its a little popular but it is a great name." Feb. 9, 2009:
"I have a baby sister named Kayla and i think I like the name Kayla I even know a girl in my Grade that has the name Kayla and she's pretty good lookin" Feb. 6, 2009:
"I love my name! But i hate it when people spell it wrong. What is wrong with you people! So anyway, i love my name and everyone thinks it is pretty and cool!" Jan. 23, 2009:
"i love my name
but no one is famous with this name" Jan. 14, 2009:
"My names Kayla as well and I was named after Kayla Brady on day of our lives. I think it's quite a stupid reason really but my dad thought she was pretty so I guess he wanted me to be like her?" Dec. 16, 2008:
"i named my daughter this name-she is five! I love this name it is beautiful and pure!! The name really suits her,she is beautiful and deserves a beautiful name so thats why i called her kayla....I do get annoyed tho as people spell it KaylaH ... x" Dec. 10, 2008:
"My name is KAYLA!! I love my name! People often spell it kalya, i don't understand, it's easy to spell, people!! It is spelled exactly how you pronounce it. lol. I have met like 4 people or so with the same name, and it is creepy when you find out. so yeah.... lol" Dec. 7, 2008:
"My name is the best name ever. I'm a POP STAR!!!:)" Dec. 3, 2008:
"I love my name, everyone tries to spell it kalya on me too. I still love it and most k names cause all 4 of my brother and sisters and me have K names, Kenny, Kendra, Me and Kirk." Nov. 19, 2008:
"I love my name! It's actually spelled Kalah, but pronounced as Kayla. Naturally, people say and spell my name wrong because of the way it's spelled, but I was named after a ballerina in the nutcracker." Oct. 11, 2008:
"My name is Kayla as well, i absolutly love my name! I hate it when people pronounce my name "cale-uh" NO! Haha, if that was correct my name would be Kaleuh! Kay-luh! Haha, i was named after the actress on Days of Or Lives as well and i was always like mom that's stupiid! But when i saw it i accepted it because she was pretty and my mom saiid she had never met an ugly Kayla!" Sep. 23, 2008:
"I was named after Kayla Brady too my dad fell in luv with the name when he was 15 creepy huh he had me 12 yrs later & still loved the name" Aug. 21, 2008:
"i love the name KAYLA!!! i love it cause its my name but also cause all my friends love it and want it!!! i wouldnt of wanted my parents to name me anytin else!!!
thanks mom and dad" Aug. 17, 2008:
"My names kayla, but some people call me just Kay. I hate it when people ask me to spell my name...or when they spell it wronge....like 'kalya'..that doesnt even sound like 'kayla'....or if they forget/dont put the 'y'. Its seems like most peolpe are called 'Kayla'. I was told when I was younge it wasnt popular. One of my friends has known like 4 'kayla's' including me." Aug. 14, 2008:
"i love my name! ive only met 2 other kayla's, that arent under the age of 10. i was also named after the days of our lives character, and i also always turn around when someone says taylor; or some poeple think i am saying taylor. but i love it and think we have a wonderful name!!" Jul. 27, 2008:
"Kayla is my name and I really like it. I was named after the character on days of our lives. The only problem that I have with being named Kayla is that I often turn around when the name Taylor or Ayla is said." Jul. 24, 2008:
"My birth parents named me Kayla and then I was adopted and they kept the name. The first time I ever saw the name Kayla was on Days of Our Lives when I was in High School. I have always loved my name. I just don't know where they came up with it." Jul. 20, 2008:
"my name is Kayla and its annoying when people call me Kaylee,Kelin but i just got used to it!" Jun. 20, 2008:
"my name is Kayla and i found out it meant love to laugh an happy. And that's how i am at school! My friends are always telling me "Kayla you are always laughing!"" Jun. 20, 2008:
"my name is Kaylah i hate it when people get my name mixed up with fam/friends" May. 26, 2008:
"My name is Kayla!I was named after my dads bestfriend. I love my name but people alays spell it wrong and its not hard to spell people.I love my names and my friends do to." May. 6, 2008:
"well my name is kayla and my mom got it
from the bible i think kayla is like a super duper cute name dont you? (:" Apr. 30, 2008:
"My name is Kayla people always spell it wrong i thought it was a easy name i guesse i was wrong.But other than that Kayla is a great name!!! :)" Apr. 12, 2008:
"my name is kayla and i get alot of people spelling it wrong how hard is it to spell just sound it out. i mean how can you get kailya out of kayla" Jan. 14, 2008:
"My friend Kayla she loves to talk she never shuts up and she goes from one thing to another.
But shes the best." Jan. 14, 2008:
"my name is kayla but people say kala (kA-la) i hate that! and people say mckayla." Jan. 14, 2008:
"Kayla is a female given name, meaning "pure" in Greek, "beloved" in Gaelic, "crown of laurels" in Latin, and "full of joy" in Hebrew, and "wise child" in Arabic. It is also means "wonderful" in Phycaloticalia, and is the Yiddish pet form of Katherine. My name is Kayla and I love it!!!" Dec. 21, 2007:
"My name is Kayla! My mom named me after that soap opera too! I found out that my name means Pure, Loves to Laugh, Full of Joy, Beloved, Crown of Laurels, and Rejoicefull!!" Dec. 18, 2007:
"My name is Kayla! My mom named me after that soap opera too! I found out that my name means Pure, Loves to Laugh, Full of Joy, Beloved, Crown of Laurels, and Rejoicefull!!" Dec. 18, 2007:
My name is Kayla tooooo! =]
People spell it sometimes like "Kala"
Then when i say "add a y after the first a"
I think Kayla means,
Hehe,thats all me though.
I love to have fun and Rave *glowstring* at night clubs!
Heres my myspace!
=D" Dec. 9, 2007:
"My name is Kayla. It is pronounced kay-la and almost everyone spells my name Kala. This is a beautiful name to have in my opinion, I have met 2 other Kayla's also! :D" Dec. 8, 2007:
"My name is kayla... i love this name. i think kayla means a fun outgoing girl who alway loves to have fun. im a sporty kayla and love to hang out with friends. im friends with ALOT of GUYS!!!
<3" Nov. 29, 2007:
My name's Kayla
Yess people often say it wrong they think it's Taylor but once they hear it once they know that it's Kayla ohh and Yess people aften do spell it wrong not as much any more though they spell it like "kala" or "kaya".
In my life i have only ment 2 other people with the name Kayla.
Wanna see who I am go to:
myspace.com/happykayla" Nov. 13, 2007:
"ya mine name is Kayla too! I heard that in the whelsh language it means celebration!" Nov. 4, 2007:
"My name is Kayla, i have only know 2 other kayla's but it does drive me nuts that people call me kyla. One guy told me that kayla means bannana in his language! ha ha ha i thought that was sort of funny." Oct. 2, 2007:
"my name is kayla and most people call me kay or kayc teachers think my name is kyla or even kayten! most people call me kyle because my twin brother kyle" Sep. 17, 2007:
"I love my name being Kayla but all of my teachers call me Kaylie or Mickayla, I hate it myself. My parents friends do that alot to. I do love my name being Kayla though." Aug. 23, 2007:
"Agree people pronounce it as kyla. It's very annoying." Aug. 7, 2007:
"my name is kayla and i love it i have met like 3 other kaylas in my life (i am 19) and they were all younger than me when i was born and young their were not alot of kayla now the name is everywhere" Jun. 8, 2007:
"my name is Kayla and I love it because I only know one other Kayla in the area. Funny thing is, I've never met an older person named Kayla so I guess it just really sprung up around when I was born ['93]" May. 22, 2007:
"My name is Kayla and I love it. My mom chose my name, and she is the best, she thinks my name is really pretty and I do to. My mom first heard the name Kayla on the show "Days of Our Lives"" Apr. 30, 2007:
"best name ever im naming my daughter kayla for shizzles" Apr. 30, 2007:
"my name is kayla, and i like it because my mom said that she always wanted her first babys name to be kayla." Mar. 29, 2007:
"Kayla is my 8 year old daughters name.......I loved it when I named her, but it has gotten VERy trendy since then!!" Jan. 21, 2007:
"I love my name. I was gonig to bo named Kayla or Kellly. I'm glad my mom and dad picked Kayla." Dec. 2, 2006:
"My name is Kayla and many people do find it hard to pronounce. I always get Ky-la so i always have to correct them with the real way Kay-La. I do find people with the same way of saying my name but most of the time they are spelt different e.g. Kaila, Kayhla, Kaylah.
I love having the name Kayla because it is not a very common name around where i live and i would never change it =].