What does Kelley mean?
Associated with: strife (battle).
Kelley has 1 masculine form: Kelly.Creative forms:
(female) Keilley, Koley, ..
(male) Kelkey, Kelleb, .. Middle name pairings:
Kelley Cori (K.C.), ..
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. Demographics)
Kelley entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #201 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Kelly (#478 from current records), Kellye, Kellie, Kelli and Kellee are the prominent alternative forms of Kelley appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Kellina, are uncommon. These forms of Kelley were favored as birth names in the 1970s (adoption of 1.6%) and are now much less popular, with forms like Kelly falling out of fashion.
Kelley▼ is alike in pronunciation to Caley, Cayley, Kaelie, Kahley, Kalae, Kalea, Kaley▼, Kalli, Kally, Kaylea, Kealey, Keela, Keeley, Keelia, Keelie, Keighley, Keila, Keilah, Keili, Keyley, Keylie, Keylley, Kilea, Kylee and Kylie▲. Other recommended names are Alley, Billey, Delle, Delly, Dolley, Halley, Helle, Hellee, Hellen▼, Holley, Kahle, Kalle, Karley, Kayle, Kelbea (see Kelby), Kelbey, Kelby, Kelcey, Kelcy, Kellan, Kellsey, Kellyn, Kelsea▼, Kelsee, Kelsey▼, Kelsy, Kempley, Kerrey, Khloe, Khloey, Klea, Kloe, Kyle, Lesley▼, Lezley, Lilley, Molley, Nelle▼, Nelley, Nellsey (see Nelsey), Nelsey, Perley, Polley, Reilley, Salley, Selbey, Talley, Tilley, Valley and Yolley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kelley.See names in meaning and etymology.