Kelley - Meaning of Kelley

What does Kelley mean?

[ 2 syll. kel-ley, ke-ll-ey ] The baby boy name Kelley is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is KEHLLiy- †. Kelley is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Celtic. Kelley is a variant spelling of the name Kelly (English and Irish).

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Kelley is an uncommon baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Kelley. Its ranking then was #609. The baby name has since experienced a steep loss in popularity, and is today of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Kelley was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Though Kelley is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period before 1955 when more boys were given the name. From 1956 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Kelley. In 1982, Kelley as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 12 times.

Baby names that sound like Kelley include Kelli, Kellie, Kelly, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kaely, Kahail, Kahaile, Kahayl, Kahayle, Kahlil, Kaila, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kaily, Kajal, and Kajol.

† Pronunciation for Kelley: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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