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What does Kellie mean?

Kellie Pronunciation of Kellie [kel-lie] as a name for girls means "strife, war". Kellie is an alternate form of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: strife (battle).


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

2 more alternative forms via Kelly: Kelleen and Kellina.

Creative forms:
(female) Kelie, Kerlie, ..

(male) Kelke, Kelkir, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kellie Selena (K.S.), ..

How popular is Kellie?

Kellie is a very prominent first name for females (#467 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#50178 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kellie was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #194 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kellie are Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kelly (#478 via latest list) and Kellye. These relations of Kellie reached the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (median #578) and have become significantly less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellie, Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kelly, Kellye in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kellie is pronounced similarly to Cahlie, Callee, Callie, Chelie, Collie, Kaelee, Kailee, Kalee, Kalei, Kali, Kalla, Kallee, Kally, Kealey, Keeley, Keelia, Keila, Keilah, Keilie, Keyley, Keylie, Keyllie, Kylee, Kyli and Kylie. Other suggested similar names are Aillie, Allie, Billie, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Chellie, Delie, Delle, Dollie, Ellie, Hedlie, Hillie, Jillie, Kahle, Karlie, Kayle, Kellbie (see Kelby), Kellda (see Kelda), Kellen, Kellsie, Kellyn, Kelpie, Kelsee, Kemplie (see Kempley), Kenzie, Kessie, Klio, Kloe, Lallie, Lealie, Lellia, Leslie, Lillie, Lollie, Mellie, Melvie, Millie, Nelle, Nelli, Nellsie, Nelsie, Ollie, Pollie, Selie, Shellie, Tallie, Weslie, Yollie and Zelie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kellie.

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