What does Kellye mean?
Kellye /kel-lye/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and Kellye means "strife, war". Kellye is an alternate form of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname. Compare surname Killy.
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)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Kellye and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Kellye (outside Top 1000) 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)
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.