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National Kayla Day – January 15, 2023

National Kayla Day is celebrated across the world on January 15. Kayla is an English name for girls. It is super popular since it is easy to pronounce and also sounds so regal. The name has American origins and is more commonly found in the southern states of America. Nevertheless, it is picking up popularity in other cultures as well. Even if you don’t come across Kaylas very often, you must be aware that it is a common name for girls named Michaela. National Kayla Day is dedicated to all the beautiful Kaylas around the world.

History of National Kayla Day

The name Kayla is a girl’s name with Arabic and Hebrew roots. Some of its meanings are ‘laurel’ or ‘crown.’ The name made its way to the English-speaking population in the late 1950s, though we don’t exactly know how or why. Despite its similarity to the name Michaela, Kayla most likely gained popularity as a combination of the then-popular name Kay and the ‘-la’ suffix. Alternatively, it could also be a variation of the Yiddish name Kaila, which is, in turn, a derivation of the Hebrew name Kelila! Kayla is also the Anglicization of the Gaelic surname MacCaollaidhe or MacCathail. Kayla is of course also a diminutive of the name Makayla. Needless to say, the name has a rich heritage!

The name Kayla is primarily a female name of American origin that means ‘beloved’ or “one who is like a god.” It is popularly agreed that the name has been derived from the names Kay and Ayla, or is simply a shortened version of Michaela. Kayla is currently number 255 in the U.S. charts for popular baby names. Kailah, Kailiah, Kaela, Kaila, Keyla, and Kaylah are common variants of Kayla.

Kayla, which we know also has Yiddish roots, may have been derived from the name Kaila which means “slim and fair.” Kayla emerged out of obscurity due to a soap opera from the 1980s called “Days of Our Lives” in which Kayla Brady was an important character. At that time the name was at the height of its popularity, reaching number 12 in the list of the most popular names for girls. Since then, Kayla has now been replaced by Mikayla and Kaylee. The name made more recent media appearances on “Desperate Housewives” and “NCIS.” However, not many girl babies are named Kayla today.

National Kayla Day timeline

1971
Kayla Parker is Born

Parker, a singer-songwriter who worked with gospel and R&B musicians, is born.

2004
“Desperate Housewives”

Kayla Huntington Scavo is one of the child characters on the popular show.

2012
An Olympic Gold Medalist

Kayla Harrison wins the gold medal in judo.

2017
Kayla in Space

Kayla Barron goes to space with NASA.

National Kayla Day FAQs

Is the name Kayla found in the “Bible?”

While the name Kayla is not in the “Bible,” one of its inspirations, Keilah, is referenced as a city in the ‘Old Testament.’

What is the meaning of ‘Kayla’ in German?

Kayla is a variant of the name Kay in German; it means “chaste and pure.”

Is Kayla a lucky name?

Those named Kayla are believed to be blessed with good health, and have good fortune in love. Their prospects for money and friendship are also predicted to be decent.

National Kayla Day Activities

  1. Learn about their achievements

    There are clearly many Kaylas who are very talented and belong to different fields. On National Kayla Day, learn about the achievements of Kaylas from around the world — from space to TV, there’s a Kayla everywhere.

  2. Cherish the Kaylas around you

    Is a dear friend or family member of yours named Kayla? On this day, take them out for a meal, spend the day with them, and soak in the warmth of their company.

  3. Get others involved

    Spread the word about National Kayla Day on your social media accounts. Let more and more people find out about the occasion and celebrate the Kaylas in their life. Don’t forget to give a shoutout to your favorite Kayla too.

5 Interesting Facts About The Name Kayla

  1. It was a very popular American name

    Kayla once ranked number 20 among the most popular names in the U.S.

  2. Part of the pop culture effect

    The name Kayla was cast into the limelight thanks to the T.V. show “Days of Our Lives.”

  3. Girls from several countries share this name

    The name Kayla has a presence in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.

  4. The name is not so common anymore

    Kayla is the 2,294th most popular name today.

  5. It is mainly a feminine name

    Only 0.16% of all Kaylas are male.

Why We Love National Kayla Day

  1. We love Kaylas

    Like their name, Kaylas exude beauty and grace, and are known to be loyal friends. On this day, we shower our love on the Kaylas in our lives.

  2. A name with a fascinating history

    Kayla is a name with a riveting backstory thanks to its varied cultural connections. By celebrating National Kayla Day, we acknowledge the ethnic significance of the name.

  3. A day to honor namesake achievers

    Kayla is not just a pretty name; it also seems that those who are named so set out to achieve great things in life! We observe National Kayla Day to also appreciate the Kaylas who do extraordinary things every day.

National Kayla Day dates

YearDateDay
2023January 15Sunday
2024January 15Monday
2025January 15Wednesday
2026January 15Thursday
2027January 15Friday

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