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Kealey (girl)

What does Kealey mean?

Kealey Pronunciation of Kealey [kealey] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kealey) has its root in Gaelic, and Kealey means "slender, pretty". Kealey is an alternate form of Keely (Gaelic): from Caoilinn.

Associated with: gaelic, slender (little), pretty (beautiful).


Kealey has 13 variants: Kealy, Keeley, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keighley, Keighly, Keili, Keilie, Keyley, Keylie, Keylley and Keyllie.

1 more alternative form via Keely: Keelyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Kealee, Keali, ..

(male) Keaem, Keaker, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kealey Dalila (K.D.), ..

How popular is Kealey?

Kealey is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#35757 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Keeley (#1943 a year ago) and Keely are the prominent related forms of Kealey (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Kealey reached its apex in 1997 (usage of 0.03%) and is now significantly less, with the version Keely going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keeley, Keely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kealey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kealey is pronounced similarly to Caley, Calley, Coley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailee, Kala, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalei, Kaley, Kali, Kaly, Keala, Keela, Keila, Kelli, Kelly, Keyla, Kilea, Kylea, Kylee and Kyley. Other suggested similar names are Haley, Hedley, Kacey, Kahle, Kalen, Kalle, Karley, Kasey, Katey, Kayle, Keavy, Kelbey, Kelby, Kelcey, Kelcy, Kellen, Kellsey, Kelsey, Kelsy, Kempley, Kerrey, Khloey, Klea, Kyall, Kyle, Lesley, Lezley, Neale, Nelley, Peale, Perley and Raley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kealey.

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