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What does Keeley mean?

Keeley Pronunciation of Keeley [kee-ley] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Keeley) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keeley is "handsome". Also possibly a variant of Kelly.

Associated with: irish, handsome.


Keeley has 4 variants: Kealey, Kealy, Keelie and Keely.

1 more different relation via Kelly: Kelley.

2 feminine forms: Ceilidh and Keely.

Creative forms:
(male) Koley, Kolley, ..

(female) Keekel, Keeken, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keeley Garrett (K.G.), ..

How popular is Keeley?

Keeley is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6117 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Kelly (#1582 last year) and Kelley are the popular related forms of Keeley (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Keeley was widespread among parents in the 1960s (median #393) and is now significantly diminished (#1791, down 96.5%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keeley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keeley is alike in pronunciation to Cailey, Caley, Coley, Colley, Culley, Kaley, Kayley and Kiley. Other suggested similar names are Denley, Greeley, Hedley, Henley, Kael, Kaile, Kale, Kayle, Keefe, Keefer, Keegen, Keelan, Keelin, Keene, Keenen, Kelbey, Kelby, Kell, Kellby, Kelle, Kellen, Keller, Kelsey, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kenly, Kenney, Kepler, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerrey, Kile, Klay, Kyle, Lesley, Neely, Peele, Penley, Redley, Sealey, Seeley, Seely, Webley and Wesley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keeley.

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