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What does Kellye mean?

Kellye \k(e)-ll-ye\ as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and Kellye means "strife, war". Kellye is a form of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.


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

Kellye has 5 more different forms via Kelly: Kelianne, Kelleen, Kellina, Kellyann and Kellyanne.


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)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Kellye and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Kellye (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Kelley, Kelli, Kellie and Kelly (#431 a year ago). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8598%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1423%, down 83.5%), with the forms Kelley, Kelli and Kellie becoming less in vogue. Kelly (#431) is the most chic birth name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Kellye is alike in pronunciation to Kallee, Kallie, Kally, Kealy, Keelie, Keely, Keilie, Keylie and Keyllie. Other suggested similar baby names are Kalle and Kellyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kellye.