Meaning: Crown, laurel; slender
Origin: Arabic; Gaelic
Alternate spellings: Kaylah, Kaila, Kaela, Cayla
When Kayla Brady was introduced on Days of Our Lives, her first name was only moderately popular, ranking #581 in 1981. A year after she was introduced, Kayla reached #81. As the character got more popular, the name kept going higher, peaking at #11 in the 1990s. Then when Kayla Brady took a long leave of absence from the show, the name began a slow decline, too, with an emphasis on “slow.” With a modern K beginning and a super-chic -a ending, Kayla is sure to be a favorite over the next few years.
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U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008