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Kealy (girl)

What does Kealy mean?

Kealy Pronunciation of Kealy [kealy] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kealy) has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Kealy is "slender, pretty". Kealy is a version of Keely (Gaelic): from Caoilinn.

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


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

1 more different relation via Keely: Keelyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Koly, Kyly, ..

(male) Keaall, Keady, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kealy Adaleigh (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kealy?

Kealy is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#27877 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Kealy (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Keeley (#1943 a year ago) and Keely. Adoption of these forms of Kealy was well-received among parents in 1997 (usage of 0.03%) and has become much diminished since, with the version Keely becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Kealy is alike in pronunciation to Cala, Caley, Cali, Cally, Kaala, Kaela, Kaeley, Kahley, Kahli, Kala, Kalah, Kalea, Kali, Kalie, Kalla, Kalley, Kally, Keela, Keilah, Kelley, Kellie, Kelly, Keyely, Kiley and Kyla. Other suggested similar names are Amaly, Daly, Delly, Hedly, Kacy, Kady, Kalyn, Karly, Kary, Kasy, Katy, Kay, Keana, Keara, Keavy, Kelby, Kelcy, Kellyn, Kelsy, Kemply, Kenzy, Kerry, Kessy, Kyall, Lesly, Melly, Neely, Nelly, Seely and Verly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kealy.

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