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What does Kellye mean?

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

Associated with: strife (battle).


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

4 more different relations via Kelly: Kelleen, Kellina, Kellyann and Kellyanne.

Creative forms:
(female) Kolye, ..

(male) Keldy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kellye Grecia (K.G.), ..

How popular is Kellye?

Kellye is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2509 out of 4276, Top 59%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kellye was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1237 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kellye ranked in the Top 2000 are Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly (#478 via latest list) and Kellyann. These relations of Kellye were popular with parents 45 years ago (median #767) and are now significantly less widespread (#1782, 98%), with forms like Kelli becoming less in vogue.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelly, Kellyann in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kellye is alike in pronunciation to Callee, Cally, Kaelee, Kaeley, Kaelie, Kalae, Kalee, Kaley, Kalie, Kalla, Kalley, Kally, Kaylie, Keala, Kealey, Kealy, Keely, Keila, Keilie, Keylie, Keyllie, Kiley, Kylee, Kyley and Kylie. Other suggested similar names are Belle, Billye, Cellie, Delle, Delly, Helle, Hellee, Hollye, Kahle, Kalle, Karlye, Kayle, Keelyn, Kelby, Kelcie, Kelcy, Kellan, Kellbie (see Kelby), Kellda (see Kelda), Kellen, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kellyn, Kelpie, Kelsee, Kelsie, Kelsy, Khloe, Kloe, Kyle, Mellie, Melly, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly and Verlye (see Beverly). These names tend to be less frequently used than Kellye.

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