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Meaning and name origin

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


Kellye has 5 variant forms: Kellee, Kelleigh, Kelley , Kelli , Kellie .


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kellye and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kelly (#431), Kellie, Kelli and Kelley. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Kellye is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Kellye.