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Boy Name: Kelley

Name: Kelley
Pronunciation: \k(el)-ley\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kelley's also a girl name)
Meaning: descendant of Ceallach
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Keeley, Kealey, Kelle
Similar Names: Kellen, Kellby, Kelbey, Keller, Kelsey, Kenley
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1082
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 198


Kelley \k(el)-ley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kelley), is a variant of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Kelley is "descendant of Ceallach".

The baby name Kelley sounds like Keeley, Kealey and Kelle. Other similar baby names are Kellen, Kellby, Kelbey, Keller, Kelsey and Kenley.


Kelley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1082 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#198 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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