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What does Kelle mean?

Kelle Pronunciation of Kelle [kelle] as a boys' name is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of the name Kelle is "slender". Kelle is a version of Kellen (Gaelic): an ancient given name.

Associated with: gaelic, slender (little).


8 related forms via Kellen: Kaelan, Keelan, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan, Kelden, Kellan and Kellin.

Creative forms:
(male) Kele, Kelke, ..

(female) Kelce, Kelte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kelle Zev (K.Z.), ..

How popular is Kelle?

Kelle is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#58692 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Kelle (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Kellan (#398 via latest list), Kellen (#506), Keelan (#1329), Kellin (#1907), Kelan and Kaelan. These forms of Kelle were at the height of their popularity in 2012 (average #1362) and are almost as common today (#1356, 17%). Kellen is more universally found than the rest, although Kellan appears to be becoming a favorite too. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaelan, Keelan, Kelan, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kelle is pronounced similarly to Caile, Cale, Cayle, Cole, Coll, Colle, Coyle, Kael, Kail, Kaile, Kale, Kayle, Kell, Kile and Kyle. Other suggested similar names are Beale, Bealle, Berle, Bille, Dalle, Dekle, Gaelle, Halle, Karle, Kealey, Kealy, Keane, Keefe, Keeley, Keelie, Keely, Keene, Kelbey, Kelbie, Kelby, Keld, Kellby, Keller, Kelley, Kellven, Kelly, Kelsey, Kelsie, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kelten, Kelven, Kendle, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenley, Kenlie, Kenly, Kepler, Keye, Keyne, Merle, Neale, Nealle, Neile, Neille, Olle, Peale, Pealle, Peele, Rolle and Verle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kelle.

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