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What does Keighly mean?

Keighly Pronunciation of Keighly [keigh-ly] as a girls' name is of Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of the name Keighly is "slender, pretty". Keighly is a version of Keely (Gaelic): from Caoilinn.

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


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

Creative forms:
(female) Keily, Mighly, ..

(male) Keighby, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keighly Karis (K.K.), ..

How popular is Keighly?

Keighly is a rare given name for females. Keighly is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Keighly (outside Top 2000) are Keeley (#1943 via latest list) and Keely. Adoption of these forms of Keighly reached its most widespread in the year 1997 (average #679) and is now much less, with the version Keely becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Keighly is alike in pronunciation to Keila, Kelly and Keyely. Other suggested similar names are Keisha, Keitha, Kemply and Reilly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keighly.

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