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What does Kellee mean?

Kellee Pronunciation of Kellee [kellee] as a girls' name means "strife, war". Kellee is an alternate form of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: strife (battle).


Kellee has 5 variants: Kelleigh, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie and Kellye.

2 more alternative forms via Kelly: Kelleen and Kellina.

Creative forms:
(female) Kevlee, Kolee, ..

(male) Kelde, Kelke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kellee Carla (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kellee?

Kellee is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2510 out of 4276, Top 59%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kellee entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1149 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellee name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Kelly (#478 in recent rankings), Kellye, Kellie, Kelli and Kelley are the prominent alternative forms of Kellee. Usage of these relations of Kellee was at its highest 5 decades ago (average #578) and has become significantly reduced since, with forms such as Kelli going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly, Kellye in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kellee is pronounced similarly to Calee, Callie, Collie, Kaelee, Kahley, Kailee, Kailey, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley, Kalla, Kallie, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kayley, Keela, Keila, Keili, Keilie, Keyley, Keylie, Keylley, Kylea, Kylee and Kylie. Other suggested similar names are Belle, Billee, Cellie, Delle, Dellene, Dollee (see Dolly), Ellee, Hellee, Hellen, Hellene, Hollee, Jullee, Kahle, Kalle, Kelbea (see Kelby), Kelbey, Kelcey, Kelcie, Kellan, Kellbie (see Kelby), Kellda (see Kelda), Kellen, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kelpie, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsie, Keree, Khloe, Klea, Kloe, Kolleen, Kyle, Leelee, Leslee, Lezlee, Mellie, Millee, Mollee, Nellene, Nelley, Nellie, Sallee, Selbee, Shellee, Tallee, Vallee, Verlee and Weslee. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kellee.

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in meaning and etymology.