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pinWhat does Kelley mean?

Kelley /kel-ley/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kelley) means "strife, war". Kelley is an alternate spelling of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname. Compare last name Kewley.


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

Kelley has 2 more different relations via Kelly: Kelleen and Kellina.

Kelley has 1 masculine form: Kelly.

Kreatif forms: Keley. [more]

pinHow popular is Kelley?

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 (#184 out of 150436, 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)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kelley and related names. Kelly (#431 from current records), Kellie and Kelli are the prominent alternative forms of Kelley appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Kellee, are uncommon. These forms of Kelley were favored as birth names during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.86%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.14%, down 83%), with the forms Kelley, Kelli and Kellie becoming less fashionable. Kelly is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly in U.S.

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

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Kelley is alike in pronunciation to Cailey, Calee, Caley, Calie, Calla, Callee, Calley, Calli, Callia, Callie, Cally, Caylee, Cayley, Chelie, Coley, Collie, Colly, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahlei, Kahley, Kahli, Kaila, Kailah, Kailee, Kailey, Kaili, Kailie, Kala, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kaleah, Kalee, Kalei, Kaley, Kali, Kalia, Kalie, Kalla, Kallee, Kalley, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kaly, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylea, Kaylee, Kaylei, Kayley, Kaylha, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylla, Kaylley, Kayllie, Keala, Kealey, Kealy, Keela, Keeley, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keely, Keighley, Keighly, Keila, Keilah, Keili, Keilie, Keyely, Keyla, Keyley, Keylie, Keylley, Keyllie, Kilea, Kilee, Kiley, Kyla, Kylah, Kylea, Kylee, Kyley, Kyli and Kylie. Other recommended similar baby names are Alley, Belle, Billey, Delle, Delly, Dolley, Halley, Hedley, Helle, Hellee, Hellen, Holley, Kahle, Kalle, Karley, Kayle, Kelbea, Kelbey, Kelby, Kelcey, Kelcy, Kellan, Kellda, Kellen, Kellsey, Kellyn, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsey, Kelsy, Kempley, Kerrey, Khloe, Khloey, Klea, Klio, Kloe, Kyall, Kyel, Kyle, Lesley, Lezley, Lilley, Melly, Molley, Nelle, Nelley, Nellsey, Nelly, Nelsey, Perley, Polley, Reilley, Salley, Selbey, Shelley, Talley, Tilley, Valley and Yolley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kelley.