What does Kelley mean?
Kelley \k(el)-ley\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kelley) means "strife, war". Kelley is a variation of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname. A somewhat scarce name for kids.
Kelley has 1 masculine form: Kelly.
Kelley is a very popular first name for females (#450 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#198 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kelley for girls. Kelley entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #208 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kelley and related names. Kelly (#431 the previous year), Kellie and Kelli are the prominent alternative forms of Kelley appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 and are now much less popular, with the forms Kellie, Kelli and Kelley becoming less fashionable. Kelly (#431) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Kelley▼ is alike in pronunciation to Calley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey▲, Kaley▼, Kallee, Kalley, Kally, Kayley▼, Kaylley, Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Keely▼, Keyley, Keylley, Kiley▼ and Kyley. Other recommended similar baby names are Kalle, Kelbey, Kelcey, Kellen, Kellsey, Kelsey▲, Khloey and Nelley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kelley.