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Meaning and name origin

Kelli \k(el)-li\ as a girl's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kelli is "strife, war". Kelli is a variant of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.


Kelli has 5 variant forms: Kellee, Kelleigh, Kelley, Kellie, Kellye.


Kelli is a very popular first name for females (#366 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kelli for girls. Kelli reached its highest rank of #140 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kelli and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kelly (#431), Kellie, Kelli and Kelley. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Kelli is also pronounced similarly to Calli, Kaeli, Kahli, Kaili, Kalei, Kali, Kalla, Kalli, Kallie, Kally, Kayli, Keala, Kealy, Keela, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keely, Keila, Keili, Keilie, Keyla, Keylie, Keyllie and Kyli. Other suggested similar baby names are Celli, Delli, Kalle, Kelsi, Melli and Nelli. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kelli.