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What does Kelli mean?

Kelli [kel-li] as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Kelli is "strife, war". Kelli is a version, with the suffix -i, of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: strife (battle).


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

Kelli has 2 more related forms via Kelly: Kelleen and Kellina.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kerli, Koli, ..

(male) Kelji, Kelke, ..

How popular is Kelli?

Kelli is a very prominent first name for women (#366 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kelli for girls. Kelli entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #138 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelli name in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kelli is pronounced similarly to Calli, Collie, Colly, Kaala, Kaelah, Kaelee, Kalah, Kalea, Kalei, Kali, Kalie, Kalli, Kally, Kaylla, Keely, Keila, Keili, Keilie, Kellee, Kelly, Keyla, Keyley, Kilee, Kylee and Kylie. Other suggested similar names are Ailli, Alli, Billi, Ceili, Celli, Chelli, Delli, Dilli, Dolli, Elli, Halli, Holli, Jilli, Kalle, Karli, Keelin, Keiki, Kelby, Kelcie, Kelcy, Kelda, Kelila, Kellan, Kellbie (see Kelby), Kellda (see Kelda), Kellen, Kellina, Kellsie, Kellyn, Kelpie, Kelsa, Kelsi, Kelsie, Kelsy, Kelula, Keni, Keri, Kerri, Lesli, Lilli, Melli, Milli, Molli, Nelli, Polli, Salli, Shelli, Tekli, Tilli and Valli. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kelli.