Meaning and name origin
Kelley \k(el)-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kelley), is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kelley is "strife, war". Kelley is a variant of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.
There is 1 masculine form of Kelley: Kelly.
Kelley is a very popular first name for females (#450 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#198 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kelley for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kelley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kelly (#431), Kellie, Kelli and Kelley. (2014 statistics).
Kelley is also pronounced similarly to Calley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Kallee, Kalley, Kally, Kayley, Kaylley, Kealey, Kealy, Keeley, Keely, Keyley, Keylley, Kiley and Kyley. Other suggested similar baby names are Kalle, Kelbey, Kelcey, Kellen, Kellsey, Kelsey, Khloey and Nelley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kelley.