What does Kelley mean?
Kelley /kel-ley/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kelley). Kelley's roots are Irish and Gaelic, and Kelley means "strife, war". Kelley is an alternate spelling of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname. Compare last name Kewley.
Kelley has 1 masculine form: Kelly.Kreatif forms: Khley. [more]
How 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)
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. Forms like Kellyann are uncommon. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8598%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1423%, down 83.5%), with the forms Kelley, Kelli and Kellie 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.