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Girl Name: Kelley

Name: Kelley
Pronunciation: \k(el)-ley\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kelley's also a boy name)
Meaning: descendant of Ceallach
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Kalley, Keylley, Keyley, Keeley, Kealey, Kellee
Similar Names: Nelley, Kelbey, Kellen, Kelsey, Kellsey, Kelcey
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 450
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 198


Kelley \k(el)-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy'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 Kalley, Keylley, Keyley, Keeley, Kealey and Kellee. Other similar baby names are Nelley, Kelbey, Kellen, Kelsey, Kellsey and Kelcey.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kelley.


Kelley is a very popular first name for women (#450 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#198 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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