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Meaning and name origin

Keely \ke(e)-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Keely), is pronounced KEE-lee. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keely is "slender, pretty". From Caoilinn. Also used as an Irish variant of Kelly. Actress Keeley Shaye Smith.


Keely has 16 variant forms: Kealey, Kealy, Keelie, Keeley, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keelyn, Keighley, Keighly, Keili, Keilie, Keyley, Keylie, Keylley and Keyllie.


Keely is a very popular first name for females (#1616 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14865 out of 88799, Top 17%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Keely for girls. Keely reached its highest rank of #455 in the U.S. in 1997. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keely name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keely outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Keely and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kelly (#431), Keely and Keeley. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keeley, Keely, Kelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keely, Kelly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keely is also pronounced similarly to Kaela, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kally, Kaly, Keala, Keela, Keila, Kelley, Kelli, Kellye, Keyely and Keyla. Other suggested similar baby names are Kyel, Neely and Seely. These names tend to be less commonly used than Keely.