Kayla

Kayla - A unique female name



  Jul 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kayla, meaning laurel, crown, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1827. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kayla and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kayla? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kayla. The baby girl name Kayla was given to 3,730 baby girls in 2012, ranking #69 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 379 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kayla peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1995 on position 11.



Famous with this name

Kayla Jane
Kayla Compton
Kayla Kalbfleisch


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Rating: 4/5 (53 people)


Kayla is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kayla is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #33 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #332.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kayla is where you live.


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Kayla origin and meaning

Kayla is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means laurel, crown. To see famous people named Kayla, pop culture references for the name Kayla and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kayla

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kayla, sorted by popularity.

Kelly / Kaylee / Kylie / Kelli / Kellie / Kelley / Kylee / Kyla / Kailey / Khloe /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201269
201159
201049
200935
200828
200726
200626
200525
200418
200316
200219
200117
200013
199913
199812
199712
199611
199511
199412
199316
199213
199112
199014
198920
198820
198727
198664
1985108
1984100
198381
1982132
1981583
1980583
1979670
1978686
1977696
1976743
1975810
1974807
1973867
1972783
1971811
1970822
1969731
1968844
1967929
1966809
1965810
1964825
1963822
1962813
19611005
1960922
1959957
19581084
1957980
19561177
19551415
19541263
19531319
19521712
19511364
19482009
19431827

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York33
District of Columbia38
New Jersey38
California47
Connecticut50
Alaska56
Illinois57
Hawaii62
Texas65
Florida65
Delaware67
Virginia69
Pennsylvania70
Georgia71
Nevada71
Massachusetts75
Maryland77
North Carolina80
Arizona89
Michigan91
Colorado94
Ohio103
Washington109
Utah110
New Hampshire111
New Mexico111
Kentucky114
Maine117
Tennessee121
Oregon122
South Carolina122
Minnesota125
Kansas128
Mississippi132
Rhode Island135
Missouri146
Wisconsin151
Indiana151
Alabama152
Idaho157
Oklahoma158
Iowa159
Louisiana176
Arkansas182
Nebraska193
West Virginia332

Even more about Kayla


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kayla a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kayla?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1995
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kayla
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 379
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +3,730

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