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What does Keighley mean?

Keighley Pronunciation of Keighley [keigh-ley] as a name for girls has its root in Gaelic, and Keighley means "slender, pretty". Keighley is a variant form of Keely (Gaelic): from Caoilinn.

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


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

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Middle name pairings:
Keighley Arabelle (K.A.), ..

How popular is Keighley?

Keighley is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#84310 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Keighley (outside Top 2000) are Keeley (#1943 last year) and Keely. Adoption of these relations of Keighley reached its apex 18 years ago (adoption of 0.03%) and has become much lower since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Keighley is pronounced similarly to Kahley, Kailey, Kelley and Kiley. Other suggested similar names are Aemiley, Ailey, Ainsley, Ashley, Bailey, Bailley, Bentley, Beverley, Briley, Brinley, Cailey, Ceceley (see Cecilia), Ceciley, Celesley, Emiley, Emilley (see Emily), Fernley, Heidey, Kaeley, Kahle, Kahlei, Kailee, Kaitey, Kaley, Kalley, Karley, Kathey, Kathleyn, Kayley, Kaylley, Keila, Keilah, Keisha, Keitha, Keithana, Kelbey, Kelby, Kelcey, Kellee, Kellen, Kellsey, Kelly, Kelsey, Kelsy, Kemplea (see Kempley), Kempley, Kemply, Keyely, Khloey, Kilea, Kilee, Kinnsey, Kittey (see Katherine), Kristey, Kristle, Kyley, Langley, Lesley, Lezley, Lilley, Magaley, Nelley, Paisley, Perley, Railey, Reilley, Riley, Sessaley, Shirley, Tilley and Whitley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keighley.

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