• 335k Kayla
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335k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kayla mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kayla

"Kayla" is a name of American origin, and it means "Beloved or Who is Like God?". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a modern invention possibly based on Kay or Michaela

Notable Persons Named Kayla

Kayla Mueller was a human rights activist, humanitarian aid worker, human rights, humanitarian aid, human rightsactivist, and humanitarian aidworker. Kayla was given the name Kayla Jean Mueller on August 14th, 1988. She passed away in 2015.

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Kayla Ewell is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Kayla was given the name Kayla Noelle Ewell on August 27th, 1985 in Long Beach, California.

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Kayla was born on July 2nd, 1990 in Middletown, Ohio.

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Kayla was born on May 12th, 1993. They left this life on February 29th, 2000.

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Kayla was born on July 17th, 1986.

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How popular is the baby name Kayla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1933 6 6 0
1935 5 5 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 6 6 0
1941 11 11 0
1942 13 13 0
1943 12 12 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 11 11 0
1946 23 23 0
1947 16 16 0
1948 30 30 0
1949 24 24 0
1950 37 37 0
1951 51 51 0
1952 47 47 0
1953 49 49 0
1954 60 60 0
1955 67 67 0
1956 69 69 0
1957 101 101 0
1958 103 103 0
1959 116 116 0
1960 130 130 0
1961 116 116 0
1962 166 166 0
1963 156 156 0
1964 163 163 0
1965 147 147 0
1966 145 145 0
1967 133 133 0
1968 141 141 0
1969 193 193 0
1970 159 159 0
1971 168 168 0
1972 182 182 0
1973 149 149 0
1974 181 181 0
1975 185 185 0
1976 202 202 0
1977 226 226 0
1978 237 237 0
1979 256 256 0
1980 313 313 0
1981 318 318 0
1982 2,274 2,274 0
1983 3,533 3,527 6 #81 girl name
1984 2,689 2,681 8 #100 girl name
1985 2,623 2,607 16
1986 4,672 4,657 15 #64 girl name
1987 10,592 10,575 17 #27 girl name
1988 13,476 13,430 46 #20 girl name
1989 14,949 14,902 47 #20 girl name
1990 17,557 17,538 19 #14 girl name
1991 18,576 18,541 35 #12 girl name
1992 16,550 16,516 34 #13 girl name
1993 15,472 15,448 24 #16 girl name
1994 15,907 15,885 22 #12 girl name
1995 16,106 16,086 20 #11 girl name
1996 15,291 15,269 22 #11 girl name
1997 13,898 13,884 14 #12 girl name
1998 13,438 13,422 16 #12 girl name
1999 13,313 13,289 24 #13 girl name
2000 13,329 13,312 17 #13 girl name
2001 11,907 11,890 17 #17 girl name
2002 11,323 11,309 14 #19 girl name
2003 10,973 10,950 23 #16 girl name
2004 9,805 9,765 40 #18 girl name
2005 8,634 8,614 20 #25 girl name
2006 8,223 8,223 0 #26 girl name
2007 7,588 7,574 14 #26 girl name
2008 6,839 6,830 9 #28 girl name
2009 5,841 5,835 6 #35 girl name
2010 5,057 5,049 8 #49 girl name
2011 4,326 4,321 5 #59 girl name
2012 3,764 3,764 0 #70 girl name
2013 3,260 3,253 7 #95 girl name
2014 3,003 3,003 0
2015 2,730 2,730 0
2016 2,456 2,456 0

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Popularity of Kayla as a first name

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Common last names for Kayla

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kayla U.S.
  White 74.10% 64.26%
  African American 13.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kayla

People with the last name Kayla are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kayla

  • How Popular is the name Kayla? Kayla is the 209th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kayla was the 123,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kayla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 334,936 babies born with the first name Kayla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kayla to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kayla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kayla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kayla is Monday, November 1st, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Kayla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kayla was in 1991 with a total of 18,541 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kayla!
  • Random Kayla Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kayla ranks 10th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 79 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Kayla: Your name in reverse order is Alyak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lkyaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kayla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 139 people with the last name Kayla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kayla? Kayla is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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