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Kaylee

Kaylee

Kaylee is a female given name, a combination of the names Kay and Lee. Kay is an English short form of the name Katherine, while Lee means "pasture" in English. Alternately it is sometimes considered as an Anglicized version of the Irish Gaelic céilidh, a type of social dance or party in Ireland and Scotland.

With the spelling Kaylee, the name was ranked as the 36th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007.

It may refer to:

  • Kaylee DeFer (b. 1986), American actress
  • Kaylee Frye, a character from the television series Firefly (2002-2003) and the movie Serenity (2005)

Popularity rank of name

Year Kaylee Kayleigh
USA England and Wales
2006 42 266
2005 40 266 97
2004 50 283 89
2003 53 289 86
2002 57 324 86
2001 66 322
2000 72 348
1999 69 362
1998 86 363
1997 107 382
1996 110 411
1995 127 431
1994 154 437
1993 167 402
1992 174 407
1991 197 390
1990 234 414
1989 273 407
1988 313 413
1987 386 414
1986 441 320
1985 727 792
1984 826

See also

  • Céilidh, a Celtic country dance with similar pronunciation
  • Kayleigh, a 1985 song by British prog-rock group Marillion which popularised the name
  • Kayla and Kylie, similar female given names with different etymologies (meanings)

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