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pinWhat does Kelli mean?

Kelli /kel-li/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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

Kelli has 5 more related forms via Kelly: Kelianne, Kelleen, Kellina, Kellyann and Kellyanne.

Kreatif forms: Keli, Kemli. [more]

pinHow popular is Kelli?

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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kelli for girls. Kelli was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #140 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Kelli are Kelly (#431 in 2014), Kellie and Kelley. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8598%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1423%, down 83.5%), with the forms Kelley, Kelli and Kellie becoming less in vogue. Kelly (#431) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Kelli and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Kelli is 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 frequently used than Kelli.